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Year 6 – ‘Morpurgo’ and ‘Carroll’

This is the last year of primary school for your child. It is a year of transition, during which you will hopefully see your child develop and mature and be ready to make the leap to secondary school. It’s a great year and we, as a team, are very much looking forward to the hard work, challenges and fun ahead.

Year 6 is the year in which we work towards our SATs tests in May. To ensure that all children have the greatest opportunity for success, we have high expectations of the children’s learning attitudes and behaviour both in-and-out of the classroom.

Swimming and PE

PE, for both year 6 classes is on Monday, Morpurgo also have PE on Thursday and Carroll also have PE on Friday. Both classes will also have swimming on Friday. Children must come to school dressed in their PE kits and will continue to wear them for the rest of the day. PE kit is a white t shirt, blue or navy shorts and suitable footwear (trainers or pumps). All children who are able to be in school are expected to participate in both PE and swimming. Therefore, all children need to have appropriate kit and understand that we have a no jewellery policy.


Homework will be set on Fridays in the homework books. This will consist of spelling, grammar and maths. Work will usually be related to the learning that week. We also use Mathletics and Timestables Rockstars, which is a great resource to help children do well in their weekly times tables tests. We expect children to read regularly and to show understanding of what they have read.

Water Bottles

Children are allowed to have water bottles in class as it is good for them to keep hydrated throughout the day. However, they should only contain water: no juice please!

Class Dojo & Parent Pay

Communication will be sent out through Parent Pay. It is important that this is checked regularly. We are also continuing to use Class Dojo this year as a means of celebrating the children’s successes. Class Dojo can be used to contact teachers if there are messages that need to be passed on. We do encourage the children to be more independent now that they are in Year 6, therefore they will be taking responsibility for passing messages to and from school as well.

We look forward to working with you to ensure a successful year for your child

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gathercole & Miss O’Keefe

Year 6 – ‘Morpurgo’ and ‘Carroll’ Blog

23 September 2021

Survival of the Fittest

To begin our new mini mission (Darwin and Evolution), year 6 have been investigating the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’. They carried out a bird beak investigation after learning about Darwin’s finches.

24 November 2020


Morpurgo Class received some exciting post when they discovered that the first letters had arrived from their pen pals in France. Morpurgo Class couldn’t wait to reply, they wrote some impressive letters back telling their new friends about themselves in French.  

13 October 2020

Year 6 Make Links with France

We have set up a link with a French Primary School and every child has been assigned their own penpal. Yesterday afternoon, we set up a video link with the French school and the children were able to introduce themselves to their new penpal. Over the next few weeks, pupils from Morpurgo Class will write […]

25 September 2020

Year 6 Poetry

Carroll Class and Morpurgo Class have produced some lovely non-chronological reports about owls and some imaginative blackout poetry. Both of these tasks are linked to our current novel, Skellig by David Almond. For the non-chronological reports, students were asked to take notes about owls and then used formal lingual and technical vocabulary to ensure that […]

23 September 2019

Letters From The Lighthouse

Year 6 have started the new school year with a mini mission based on the book ‘Letters From The Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll. The book is set in World War Two and is about two evacuees called Olive and Cliff who were evacuated to Devon. We started week one by making a timeline to show […]

14 September 2018

Year 6’s Trip to Lifeline

Yesterday, Year 6 had the pleasure of attending a safety event organised by The Rotary Club in Oswestry. They had fun experiencing and reacting to a range of real life emergency situations. They were presented with ten different scenarios relating to their health and safety and the aim was to increase their awareness of everyday dangers. […]