Year 6 Class

Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.

Our autumn term learning will be based upon ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. A neglected child from a deprived home in London, Willie Beech is evacuated to the country during the Second World War to live with Tom Oakley, an old widower. With Tom, Willie flourishes, develops friendships and finds real happiness and security for the first time. Then he has to return to London to his mother, and his old life experiences wait for him again there, only to worsen. This is an accessible, but powerful, emotionally charged novel, which explores themes like safety and trust, parenting, fear and loss.


This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.

Buster’s Book Club!

Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!

Buster challenges us to read for 20 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 20 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.

After all the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!


At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of inquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text.

The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!

We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a week, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.


At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily children will engage three maths sessions, timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps and will use the mastery ‘Inspire Maths’ program

P.E. will take place on Friday each week.

Children should bring their P.E. kits to school on Monday and keep them in school all week.



Key Dates

Half Term:

Monday 21st October 2019- Friday 25th October 2019



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