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Welcome to Elder Tree Class  

Hi All,

Welcome to Year 6!

I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to returning to school, I certainly cannot wait to welcome you back. Have a read through the welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the autumn term.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. 

We are set to have a great year and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about.  

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch by telephoning the school office.  The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @Elder_Sankey to see regular updates.

Kind regards

Mrs Williams


Some useful websites, resources and links:

https://spellingframe.co.uk - Spelling Frame - A great, interactive website to give you chance to practise your spellings in a variety of different ways.

https://cospaces.io/edu/ - A useful computing link to explore virtual reality. Please use the code 'C78CC' to access the Elder Tree Class Page.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Times Table Rockstars. Use this website to practise your times tables, battle with your band mates and keep your arithmetic skills up to scratch!



Welcome letter...


The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division then all the links number has with fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables



This term, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire their writing.  Children will begin by looking closely at the 'Tin Forest' and then 'Varmints' by Helen Ward. We will focus upon using appropriate language, grammar and punctuation to write detailed and thoughtful pieces fo writing.



Is Warrington a good place to settle? 

In this topic, the children will study why the location, transport links, proximity to cities, trade and industry all make Warrington a good place to live. Through use of digital and paper maps, children will investigate land use in different sized settlements and the ways in which settlements are linked together.  They will also look at how Warrington has changed over time.


Knowledge Organisers

Wider curriculum


Children begin with revision of simple circuits with lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. Children will then compare series and parallel circuits and face some difficult challenges!

Children will then explore the structure of the heart and lungs; looking at the double circulation system and all about blood! They will then investigate why exercise is good for us and what can harm the heart and lungs.



What can we learn from Ancient Civilisations?

During this topic, the children will focus on the early ancient civilisations; Ancient Sumer, Ancient Mayans, Ancient, Indus Valley and Shang Dynasty.  They will learn about significant events from the time and order these events chronologically on a timeline of early world history.


Additional Messages:


Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.


 Spellings will focus on either a particular spelling rule/pattern or will be taken from the statutory word list and will be taught and practised throughout the week. Tests will take place each Thursdays over Spelling Frame and new lists posted on Google Classroom. 


The children will have PE on a Thursday this term and need to come to school wearign their kit - a coloured t-shirt in their house colours and black shorts/joggers/leggings - they can bring a plain black hoodie too if they wish as we are hoping to be outdoors as much as possible.


Homework will be set on a Thursday and this should be returned by the following Thursday.  Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work we are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently. 



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