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Water Primary School

Water Primary School


Sequoia Class - Year 6


Sequoia Tree Pictures | Download Free Images on Unsplash

Class Teacher: Mrs Schofield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Cole and Mr Rooney

Hello everyone! I hope you've had the loveliest Christmas and New Year, 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.

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


Kensuke's Kingdom...

First in English this half-term, we will be looking at the novel Kensuke's Kingdom, writing a descriptive piece taking inspiration from the beginning of the story.

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo (9781405221740/Paperback) |  LoveReading4Kids

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 Measure, before moving onto Ratio and Proportion. Interspersed through this, we will be beginning 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 continue our historical enquiries this year, we will be looking at 'The Changing Role of Women.' We will think about how a woman's role in society has changed from ancient times right up to the modern day. During our studies, we will look at inequality, prejudice, suffrage, sexism and feminism. It will spark debate and discussion and I can't wait to share this learning with you!

Suffragette - Wikipedia


This half-term we will be exploring Living Things and their Habitats. We are going to be learning about animal and plant classification, living organisms, microorganisms and Carolus Linnaeus.


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 Wednesday 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.


You will receive spellings for the half-term, which will be handed out in the first week back.


If you would like to buy a healthy snack or toast it is £1 per week, this can be payable as £5 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