Redwood Class Year 6

Welcome to Redwood Class 
Our theme this term is 'The Year of the Dragon!'

In Year 6 this term, we will be learning through the theme of 'The Year of the Dragon!' which will focus on the earlier known dynasty: The Shang!


We will be finding out about the dynasty's location,  life during this time and about some important people and monuments linked to this theme. We will also learn about China today and compare its locality with that of our own local area.


In English, we will be reading the text The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman developing our reading and writing skills.  In Science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance.

Key Information 


We will have PE lessons on a Tuesday  and Thursday this year. Please ensure that your child's PE kit is named and in school at all times as we sometimes have additional sessions too. This term, we will also be having swimming sessions on a Thursday in place of our in-school PE session.


Children are expected to be reading at home at least 3 times per week to support their learning. We will regularly check with the children how they are getting on with this.

Times tables

Children are encouraged to continue using TimesTable Rockstars at home each week. Every child has their username and password to enable them to log in. This will be checked in school, if you have any problems logging in, please speak to the class teacher. Of course, there are also many other ways to practice you multiplication facts.

Purple Mash

The children have access to Purple Mash which they can use whenever they want. They could produce some of their theme homework using this platform and then send it to school.