Friday, 22 September 2017


Now the 11+ is over we are going to be setting regular homework. To get us started we are asking for two pieces of writing to be completed. 
The new 100 Word Challenge will be added to Edmodo on Sunday and has to be completed by the following Saturday. (More about the 100 word challenge here). Some of the work children produce for the 100 Word Challenge will be published on our blog for the world to read!
The second piece of work is to write a biography of a character from one of Roald Dahl's books. We have been looking at biographical/autobiographical writing in English so we expect you to use the features we have been learning about, especially adjectives and correct verb tenses. This piece of work needs to be handed in by Friday 29th September.

Work can be completed on Edmodo or on paper.

Golden Leaves

This week our Golden Leaves went to Megan for effort in Maths and Benjamin for working hard in English.
Well done to both of them!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Golden Leaves

Last week we gave our Golden Leaves to the whole year group for making such a good start to the school year.
This week we had a difficult choice to make and in the end we selected Ben M and Madeleine. Well done to both and thank you to everyone else for continuing their good starts.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome to Year 6!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6!

We have a busy year of fun and hard work ahead of us and we look forward to working with you as parents.

Our main focus during the next term is the environment and our impact upon it. We will be learning about conservation and other ‘green’ issues.

In English this year, the children will be learning about a wide range of genres. They will be learning to identify and use different features and write in different styles. Spelling rules and grammar will also be taught during the English lessons. Pupils will read during Guided Reading sessions where the focus will be on answering questions about different texts.

In Maths, pupils will be concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division this term, learning both effective mental and written methods. They will continue to focus on a range of topics including: place value, percentages, fractions including decimals, data handling, money and time. Pupils will be given opportunities to use these skills in problem solving and in real life situations.

In PE we will be taking part in net games including volleyball and tennis, in addition to outdoor and adventurous sessions. Pupils need their full PE kits in school all week consisting of a pair of trainers, black shorts, yellow PE t-shirt and a tracksuit. In the second half term we will be focusing on indoor athletics and team building activities.

In Science this term pupils will be learning about animals including humans. They will be asking their own scientific questions and taking part in a range of investigations.

There will also be the opportunity for pupils in Year 6 to take part in Bike Ability. Further details will follow closer to the time.

Homework will be given out weekly after the 11+ tests have been taken. The pupils will be expected to complete both a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework each week.

We would like to invite you into school on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 2.30pm to share with you some of our work.

Please follow us on Twitter @RichmondYear6. You can also find more information on the Year 6 page of the school website.

If you have any concerns during the year please come and speak to us.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Leetham & Mr Ball

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New School Year

Our Topic Page is being changed ready for the new school year - click the link above to have a look.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Revision & Easter homework

Click the Maths Resources or English Resources links above to take you to some helpful revision resources.

The homework for the holiday can be found here:

Friday, 17 March 2017

Our Visit from Ciaran Murtagh by Kaycee

On Wednesday the 15th of March, year 6 got a visit from famous author Ciaran Murtagh. Ciaran came in to the school and spoke about developing characters he also spoke about what programs he writes and he even showed the children some of his books.
Ciaran’s first book was ‘Dinopants’ that was then followed by ‘Dinopoo’ and then that was followed by ‘Dinoburps.’ After that Ciaran went off the topic of dinosaurs and started to write different books. Until he wrote‘Dinoball’. 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Golden Leaves

The winners this week are:
Isabelle & Tyler
for their work on our newspaper.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Homework and Golden Leaves

This week's homework is available on the Year 6 page of the school website - it is due in on the 10th February.

Golden leaves this week go to:
Mckye for his artwork

and Kaycee for her artwork

Friday, 13 January 2017

Homework 13th - 20th January

Due in 20th January
English - 
Mr Ball's Group - Alien life-form report 
Miss Leetham's Group - Write a diary entry on the sheet given out in class.
Mrs Cunningham's Group - Adverbials on the sheet given out in class.

Mr Ball's Group - Age Ladder & 6174 Once more  
Miss Leetham's Group - Equivalent fractions and decimals on the sheets given out in class.
Mrs Cunningham's Group - Equivalent fractions on the sheets given out in class.​

Creative  (optional - due in at the end of the Spring Term)
Choose one activity from the sheet below (click to download a copy).

Thursday, 12 January 2017

New Website

The address for our new look school website is:

Curriculum Letter

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                     
A Happy New Year to you all.
This term we will be continuing our English and Maths work, building on and revising all areas in preparation for the SATs in May. The work will focus on giving children opportunities to apply the skills they are learning in a range of different situations, both within English and Maths and across other areas of the curriculum.
Our main topic focus for this term is Wild Waters & Disasters. The majority of work covered will develop the children’s geographical knowledge. They will be learning about earthquakes, volcanoes, other natural disasters and how rivers are formed.

In science we will be learning about evolution and inheritance as well as living things in their habitats. Following this we will be revising and assessing all other scientific topic areas.

Within PSHE the children will work on two SEAL units: Going for Goals and It’s Good to be Me. They will also learn about keeping themselves safe in a range of situations. We will also be taking part in some basic First Aid training.

Staff from Alford Grammar will continue to be working with us to teach Computer Science.  The pupils will be learning a range of ICT skills.

PE will be on MONDAY and TUESDAY, but there will be occasions when this changes so PE kit should be in school all week. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all pupils have a dark tracksuit and trainers in school as they will be outside in a range of weather conditions!!

In preparation for the transition to secondary school homework will change this term.  Pupils will be given a piece of both English and Maths homework each week on a Friday which will be due in the following Friday.  In addition to this, there will be a selection of topic-based activities which the children are encouraged to complete with you.
We would like to invite you into school during the morning of Tuesday 7th March 2017 to see us at work within our classrooms.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you again during this term. If you have any concerns please come and speak to us.
Yours sincerely

Miss D Leetham, Mr D Ball & Mrs M Cunningham