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Year 6

Teachers:  Miss Campbell and Mr Harris

Support Staff: Mr Ferguson (Literacy and Numeracy Support)

Year 6 Topics:

  • Raging Rivers - During this topic we will think about how rivers are formed, where rivers are found, the main features of rivers and how rivers are used. We will also be creating some landscape paintings including rivers.
  • Building Bridges – During this topic we will be thinking about why and how people build bridges. What are they made out of? What is the best type of bridge? How do we decide exactly where a bridge should go? What is the benefit of having a bridge near you? We will also thinking about other sorts of bridge - bridges of friendship, bridges of peace and bridges of kindness.
  • Brilliant Bodies – In this topic we will find out about some of the wonderful things your body can do. We will explore, in particular, how our bodies move.
  • Vicious Vikings – Why did the Vikings come to the United Kingdom? What did they do when they got here? What was it like for the people already living in England/Ireland when the Vikings arrived? Are there still Vikings today? All these questions and more will be answered during this topic.
  • Exploring Europe – How much do you know about the continent you live in? In this topic we will be exploring the similarities and differences between the countries in Europe. We will also have the chance to connect with some friends in school across the continent.

Important Trips: W5, Carnfunnock

Visitors: Medics in Schools, Dentist

Highlights of Year 6: Year 6 take part in Shared Education each Wednesday afternoon with the Year 6 pupils from St. James's Primary. We read novels together, and also take part in STEM workshops including Maths in Motion, Kitchen Science, Kites, Coding, Engineering and Izak 9.

The end of year trip to Carnfunnock is a highlight every year. We walk from Larne to Carnfunnock where we have the chance to get lost in the maze and play in the park.

Every day year 6 walk or run a daily mile. It not only helps keep us fit but helps us concentrate better on our work too.

Finishing Times: 3pm each day

Homework Schedule:

Day  Homework  Due Date 

Spellings, Mental Maths, Buzz Word, Maths Words 

Spelling Sentences



 Tuesday Written Maths Homework Wednesday
 Wednesday Written Literacy Homework Thursday

Revision of Spellings, Mental Maths and Maths Words

Written Maths Homework

 Friday Friday test signed and corrected. Reading Monday

P.E. Days: Monday

Important Equipment:  

  • Pencil x 2
  • Sharpener
  • Rubber (preferably white – the coloured ones often make a mess of your page)
  • Red biro pen
  • Blue biro pen
  • Ruler (15 or 30cm)
  • Colouring pencils/pens
  • Glue stick

Please only bring 1 pencil case to school! There is not enough space on the desks to have 2 or 3 pencil cases each.

You must also ensure you bring your AR book, homework diary and homework folder to school every day.

You need to bring a coat to school every day! We will complete our daily mile regardless of the weather!



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