Year Six



Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome to a new school year – and the last one in Year 6’s Woodlands’ journey.

I’ve had the pleasure of joining the Woodlands’ team as Year 6 Teacher and as one of the new Assistant Heads. It is an exciting time for the school and this will also be the case in the classroom. I am looking forward to a great year and getting to know all about the children over the coming weeks.

This term we will be looking at some of the ancient civilisations across the world and finding out about the impact they have had on life today. Specifically we look at the ancient civilisation of the Benins, the Incas and the early Islamic civilisation. Within these units we will cover geography and history as well as using ICT to research information for presentations. We look at who they were, their beliefs and take a look at some of the artefacts that made each civilisation so fascinating.

During PE we will continue to work with Elms who will be covering our indoor units this term. I also want to remind you that we will be swimming on Thursday mornings so please ensure your child has the relevant kit.

For our first literacy unit we will be studying a book by Neil Gaiman – focusing on the structure of his sentences along with the grammatical techniques he uses. From this we will be creating our own terror stories ready to share with you just before half term.

In science this term we will look at light and our senses in conjunction with our empiri box on the same theme. Next half term we look at Evolution and Inheritance.

Both myself and Mrs Adams are looking forward to a great year of fun and hard work.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office to arrange an appointment.


Mr Alden and Mrs Adams


Homework W/C 22nd October

All homework is now online and can be accessed via the links below. If for any reason you are having problems accessing the links or the homework, please let me know. Mr Alden

Spelling - Monday


Maths -Friday



The children have been given individual logon ins for the following sites to use to support their work in class. Please check for regular content and homework. SPaG is usually set weekly and Manga High will usually be used for the half term units that we have covered.

SPaG -Wednesday

Manga High - Half Termly



 Termly Newsletters

 Yr 6 Autumn Term 2018 class newsletter: /docs/Yr_6_Autumn_Term_Newsletter_2018_Insert_v2.pdf