Westbury Park Primary School

Westbury Park School
Year Six News

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Year Six Newsletter










Books we love in Year Six


 Dolphin Crossing

Dolphin Crossing, by Jill Paton Walsh 





 Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe, by Michael Morpurgo 






Goodnight Mr Tom





Goodnight Mr Tom, by Michelle Magorian



























Visit our Blog here










Welcome to Year Six

The year 6 team is Mr Welsh, Miss Mann, Mr Dare, Mr Lane, Mr Nichols, Mrs Garrett-Cox, Miss Harley, Ms Jefferies and Mrs Gillman.





During the morning sessions, we work in smaller groups  for Core Carousel during which time children will either complete independent activities or be working with the class teacher on their reading or writing. This leads into spelling, punctuation and grammar activities followed by English before break and maths.

Throughout the afternoons we explore science, art, french and RE  as well as our topic with PE taking place at Kellaway, Horfield or Coombe Dingle on a Thursday. Where possible we work in a cross curricular way linking sessions across the entire week. 

Mrs Hann takes both classes for French on a Wednesday and Mrs Ogborne teaches Science.

  AM 12.10-1.25 PM 3.30
Mon English and maths L       Topic Home
Tues English and maths U  Music and Computer Science Home
Weds English and maths N  French and Science Home
Thurs English and maths C  PE Home
Friday English and maths H    Assembly and Debates/ Speaking and Listening Home





 In preparation for secondary school, the children receive homework to complete most evenings, a timetable for which can be found in their planner. Please note that we try to update google classroom with the homework and spellings whenever we set something new.

As a general rule, we ask that you allow your child to work for approximately 30 minutes per evening on their main subject and also a short times tables and spelling practice at a convenient time.

We try to set work that the pupil can tackle more or less independently but your support and encouragement will be an invaluable boost to your child’s confidence and can also help you to stay in touch with their progress. If you have given significant help with any homework, it is useful for us to know.

Spelling:  Children will be asked to learn between 10 and 20 words each week. A spelling list will be sent out on a Friday with a test the following Friday.  These will come home in their planners but will also be available on google classroom. Please make sure children know the meaning of all the words and how to use them in a sentence. Dictating sentences using the week’s spellings and incorporating others from previous lists can be a useful way of keeping certain letter patterns or particularly tricky words uppermost in their minds.


Spellings term 3


Term 1 Raging Rivers
Term 2 Bristol and Beyond
Term 3 World War 2
Term 4 Life after 1948
Term 5 France
Term 6 Buggies and Author study





Times Tables Games:



Maths Magician


Tables Shooter


Batter’s up Baseball



General links:


Coxhoe Numeracy


Woodlands Junior


Mathletics – one you have to pay for, but still worth a look!





Year Six France 2013 (33 images)

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Year Six pictures

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