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Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Rogers - Class 6

Welcome to Class 6


This page has useful information about the day to day running of Class 6 and about what we get up to in our busy, exciting classroom.

Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Rogers work alongside Miss Wilkinson, our teaching partner. 


Summer term 


English: Children will write texts in a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. We will be taking inspiration from author and sports personality Matthew Syed to write debates.   

Maths: Children will focus on Geometry: Shape and Position and Direction, Themed Projects, consolidation and problem solving.

Science: In 'Energy: Circuits, Batteries and Switches' children will develop their knowledge of circuits, the effects of changing voltage and how switches contribute to different devices. In 'Animals: Circulation and Health', children will explore the heart and circulatory system through models and enquiries and considering how lifestyle choices affect our health.

History: In this term's unit 'What does the census tell us about our local area?', pupils will be able to extract and identify information that the census gives us about people, use the census to make inferences and provide supporting evidence, make observations to identify changes between periods of time. Pupils will also learn about Mary Bucktrout and use the census to reconstruct information about people who lived in Aslockton in the past.

Geography: Pupils will carry out an independent fieldwork enquiry. From developing their own questions to collecting, analysing and presenting data, pupils will take ownership of their own research to tackle a local issue of their choice

Art and Design: Children will create expressive sculptures and reflect on artistic decisions. They will represent memories through art, using various materials and techniques and develop skills in planning, creating and evaluating 3D sculptures.

Design and Technology: Children will write programs to include multiple functions and develop 3D CAD skills to produce virtual models which they will present a pitch to 'sell' to a specified client.

Music: Pupils will learn how composers use the dimensions of music to communicate the message of a song as well as identifying structural features such as verse, chorus and bridge.   As the term progresses, they will learn to identify and describe melodic patterns and sequences in songs, playing them by ear on melodic instruments.

Computing: Children will learn to program using Python and Scratch, whilst also learning about Binary Code. This includes e-safety where pupils will learn how to be safe and confident explorers of the online world.

MFL: In our French lessons we will learn holiday-related vocabulary around packing a suitcase and planning a journey before researching and planning a holiday to France.


For our class novel we will read ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson.


Useful information:

  • Our PE lessons are on Monday afternoons. Please make sure your child arrives in school in their PE kits. You may wish to layer some warmer clothing for our outdoor sessions, particularly when the weather is colder.
  • Spellings will be tested every Monday. 10 new spellings will be sent home every Monday to be learned for the following Monday. Children should know how to spell the words and be able to use them in a sentence in the correct context. This is very important and will also be tested. 
  • Times tables will be tested every Monday. Children will be given 6 minutes to complete the multiplication and division facts up to 12x. This forms part of a tracker as children work through awards. Each week they will focus on a different times table individualised to their learning up to 12x12. If children achieve all times tables up to 12, they will begin mixed. 
  • The Year 6 Reading Challenge challenges children to read at least 100 pages per week to an adult outside of school each week with a minimum of 3 times or more. Personal Organisers are collected in every Monday. If they have read at least 3 times a week, every week, all term, they will receive a special reward.
  • Creative Homework may be assigned once every term. This will always be themed around our current learning topic. 


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    Contact Mrs Hodgson

    Contact Mrs Rogers


    Please note that there will be four trips this academic year:

    Holme Pierrepont Safety Zone Day - Autumn Term 1

    The National Holocaust Centre and Museum - Autumn Term 2

    The Houses of Parliament - Spring Term 

    Ashbourne Residential - Summer Term

    Year 6 Non-Negotiables

    Parent/ Carer Reading Comprehension Questions

    How to compete the times table homework

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    Remember to follow the grid horizontally. Basic multiplication is commutative which means the arrangement doesn't matter - show me this:
    5x 4= 20 so 4 x 5 = 20.
    We then move to the corresponding division facts. Start with the bigger number otherwise we won't end up with whole numbers as our answers! Division isn't commutative so we can't just swap the numbers.
    20 ÷ 5 = 4 therefore 20 ÷ 4 = 5.