Year 6 – Purple

Welcome to purple class.

Our class teachers for the 2018-19 academic year are Mrs Lyndsey Martin and Mrs Jayne Marshall and our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs Angela Wilkinson.

This year the children have chosen to represent their golden promises with a display incorporating the popular ITV show  ‘I’m A Celebrity ‘. This ties in with our survival and endurance theme for the year which starts off with our first topic about Ernest Shackleton . Our first class book is the story of his expedition called ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ which also provides the stimulus for our whole class learning line.

Our First Half Term: Autumn 2018

As the children start the year we will be focusing on securing strategies that will enable them to channel their learning and become more independent in preparation for the challenges of Y6 and be ready for secondary school.

We will be incorporating all areas of the curriculum into our topic work and using our English focus, which for our first half term will be

We will be using our computing skills to look at online safety. This is a particularly important part of the computing curriculum and will enable the children to understand the need to be safe online. The areas we will be addressing include :

Can they amend their own privacy settings to keep themselves safe on social networking sites?

Can they understand that some malicious adults may use varies techniques to make contact and elicit personal information?

Can they understand the dangers of chatting or meeting up with an online friend?

Can they share their own knowledge of e-safety with others?

Can they understand the term peer pressure and how powerful an emotion of feeling left out can be?

Can they explain why people may publish content on the internet that is not accurate?

Can they identify and recognise the potential risks of scamming and phishing?

We will be completing an in-depth weekly newsletter to inform you about how the week has gone and what we will be covering the following week. Homework will be given weekly, although there may also be on occasion a necessity to provide extension work to consolidate learning.


PE will take place on Friday afternoons. PE kits consist of black shorts, red polo shirt and black pumps. Please can you provide these in a PE bag and label all items clearly with your child’s name.

We look forward to what promises to be another exciting year.