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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Sequoia Class - Year 6


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Class Teacher: Mrs Schofield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cole and Mr Rooney

Hello everyone! I hope you've had the loveliest half term, and are ready for your next adventures in Sequoia Class! I can't wait to hear all about what you have been up to over the holidays.

This half term is so exciting; you will embark on new challenges, be given fantastic opportunities and have the most fun whilst doing it! 



First in English this half-term, we will be looking at writing our very own blogs! We will be studying the language feature that are used and the grammatical features. We might even write our own blogs for the the school website.

After this, we will be looking at Poetry, and focusing on the poem 'The Tyger', by William Blake. You will all become poets, writing your own versions of the poem!

Poem #26: The Tyger by William Blake, 1794 | Semicolon


We will be continuing using Power Maths this year within our lessons. We will first be looking at decimals before moving on percentages. Interspersed through this, we will be continuing our preparations for SATs, taking time to look at past papers, question types and generally revising. This is a great opportunity to have a sneak peek at what is to come; everything we do during this time will be to help you achieve the best you possibly can!

Multiplication is a pivotal part of Maths education and underpins so many aspects of the curriculum through school. All children should be confident in their times tables by the end of Year 4 although of course, it is understandable this may not be the case for all children. Therefore, it is really important that children practise these regularly to be confident in them. 


To further our knowledge  in Geography, we will be studying Eastern Europe. We will put our knowledge to the test in learning the countries and cities of Europe, before focusing in on Eastern European countries. We will study similarities and differences between England, the USA and Eastern Europe; specifically human and physical features. We will then take a closer look into Chernobyl and the effects that this had. During our time, we will be completing some fieldwork, comparing an Eastern European town to Burnley.


This half-term we will be exploring Electricity! We will study circuits through drawings, create our own circuits and complete lots of investigations involving the components of a circuit.


Get caught up in a book...

In Sequoia Class, we understand the importance of reading and expect you to read for at least 10/15 minutes each night. It is important that we focus on the skill of sustained reading, rather than just reading a few pages a night. 

In Whole Class Reading, we will be continuing to read the book called Wonder! 

Wonder (Wonder, #1) by R.J. Palacio


Our P.E. lessons this half term will be on Tuesday mornings. Please could you ensure that you are all wearing the correct P.E. kits. 

Please note that there will be no Forest School sessions this half-term.


As we are doing lots of SATs practice, there will not be any spelling tests this half term. However, spelling practice will be completed in class every Friday afternoon with Mrs Cole and the children are encouraged to practice the spellings at home on Spelling Shed.


If you would like to buy a healthy snack or toast it is £1 per week, this can be payable as £6 for the half term through ParentPay. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate contact me on Class Dojo.

Mrs Schofield 




Water Primary School

Burnley Road East, Rossendale

Lancashire, BB4 9PX

01706 216414