Year 6

Welcome To Year 6

Mrs Kate McDonald

Teacher 6M

Miss Newman

Teacher 6N

Louise Gunter

Teaching Assistant

Sam Smith

Teaching Assistant

Dear parents and carers,

Welcome back to the spring term when we look forward to a continuing partnership between home and school.


Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. We prioritise reading at Nelson School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. We focus on word reading, and developing fluency, prosody and comprehension skills.

Reading is taught every day, and children encounter a wide range of material in these lessons.  They read, discuss and write in response to the texts, and broaden their knowledge of literature and the wider world.

In 6M, we will start the term reading There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom and Letters from the Lighthouse as our class novels.  In 6N, we will be reading The Last Wild.  We will also be reading Rose Blanche and will watch the short animation The Piano as a stimulus for writing, both of which support learning in our Second World War topic and provide opportunities for creative writing. 

Curriculum Highlights

This term, children will be learning about the Second World War, electricity and dance. Our art/DT will be inspired by these topics, and we will also draw on the books we read together in class. 

You can find out more information about the spring term learning by looking at the overviews and programmes of study on the website.

Updates and reminders

Morning routine:  Please ensure your child arrives in school promptly for an 8.40 am start.

Snacks:                   Please provide fruit for your child to eat at break, and water.

Medication:          Please ensure your child’s medical information is up-to-date.

Class reps:  Thank you to class reps for your help in keeping everyone informed.

PE:  Tuesday and Thursday

Key dates

6M assembly: Friday 8th March

6N assembly: Friday 9th February

“We’ll Meet Again” WW2 workshop Friday 23rd February – children are asked to come to school in WW2 costume.


Thank you in advance for your continued support in the year ahead.

Kind regards,

Mrs McDonald and Miss Newman