Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN

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Parochial CofE Primary And Nursery School, Ashton-under-lyne

Growing Together in God

Welcome back to your Year 6 class page!

Mr Greenhalgh and Miss. Harrison

Looking for some Extra Practice? 

Below are some links directly to some educational sites that children can use to practice their skills. 


BBC Science Challenges

BBC Grammar Challenges

BBC Maths Challenges


TT rockstars

Grammar Skill Games

Top Marks Maths Games

Purple Mash

ICT Games

Even more games!


Monday's homework will be a SPaG Activity. This is due on a Wednesday. All homework will be given out via Dojo. 

Monday's homework will be a Maths Activity. This is due on a Friday. All homework will be given out via Dojo. 

This terms newsletter...

This topic's Knowledge Organiser...

Hello and welcome back to your Year 6 class page!

Here you can find out what we are doing in English, Maths, Science as well as find out more about our topic this term. 

We also have some links available to use to help you continue your child's learning at home. In addition to this, please read regularly with your child. Once children have completed their book, they should complete a book review and return this to Miss. Harrison so that they can then receive a new book. 

Thank you so much for all your efforts with your learning logs this term, we are looking forward to having a good look at all your hard work. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries. 


Thank you, 

Mr Greenhalgh and Miss. Harrison


In English, we will start the term by focusing on developing tone and atmosphere in our writing through a range of techniques, such as describing sounds, weather and movements. We will then move back into our T4W writing cycle, starting with a Historical Narrative.

Encourage your child to read their school reading book and ask them questions about the book which they are reading. Also, please encourage your child to log on to Reading+ at home, to help them level up and develop their reading skills.


In Maths, we will be continuing our work on the Four Operations which include looking at: Prime Numbers, Squares and Cubes, Mental Calculations, and the Order of Operations. Towards the end of this half term we will also be moving onto our first Fractions topic.

How you can help your child?   Practice times tables and division facts regularly. Encourage your child to log on to Sumdog and TT Rock Stars to practice their multiplication facts and battle against their friends to become a Rock Star champion.


This term our theme is WW2 (from a child's perspective). 

This term our theme is World War 2 from a Child’s perspective. We will start by focusing on the Blitz and Evacuation during our Wow Day. Throughout this topic we will explore—the steps to WW2 and what caused it,  why evacuation was necessary as well as the Allied and Axis powers.

How you can help your child? 
Please keep asking your children what they have been learning in their theme lessons as discussion at home is very important.

 Key Questions:

  • Why did Britain go to war in 1939?
  • Why was it necessary for children to be evacuated and what was evacuation really like? 
  • Was evacuation the right answer? 
  • Who were the world leaders during the time of WW2? 


In Science, our topic is Animals and their habitats. We will look at and design an example of Carl Linnaeus’ classification trees to help us classify animals. We will also explore vertebrates and invertebrates and why they are so different.

How you can help your child? 
Please keep asking your children what they have been learning in their science lessons as discussion at home is very important.

Religious Education

This half-term in RE, we will be exploring Advent. We will look at the story behind Advent and why Christian's celebrate it. 

What we're Reading...


Vicky's life is completely normal. Maybe even a little boring.

But all that changes when her dad is accused of stealing a million pounds from the bank where he works.

Vicky knows for sure that her dad is innocent, and is determined to prove it.

Luckily for him, she is a seasoned computer hacker. Using the skills he taught her, she's going to attempt to break the bank's files. Should be simple, right?

But it's a race against time to find the cyber-thief, before they find her . . .

'A page-turner' - Sunday Express

'Accept the expertise and race along with the plot' - Observer