Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6


In Year 6, Miss Derrick is the class teacher and we are supported by Mrs Davies Monday and Tuesday mornings and Mrs Rolfe all day on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Davies also will be teaching art every Tuesday afternoon.


Our PE days this term are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.


Our forest school day this term is Thursday 14th September. Children must be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Maafa.

We will be exploring ancient African kingdoms, the Triangular Slave Trade, Britain's role and the human impact as well as life on a plantation and the abolition of slavery.

Our class novel for the topic is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morgpurgo.


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, warning stories and news reports;
  • In Art we will study tints, tones and shades;
  • In Science we will explore the circulatory system;


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 1 and 2 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction 
  • Multiplication and Division 
  • Fractions

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources.Maths home learning | Home learning | White Rose Maths (



Homework is set on Thursdays and is due on Tuesday each week. It is completed online (login details found in reading record books).

Homework will be set from Thursday 14th September.

  • Reading – pupils read a ‘scheme’ book (or novel if free-reader) with an adult at least five times a week. Please complete the reading record book your child brings home on Thursdays and ensure it is returned on Tuesdays.
  • DoodleMaths – pupils will be set activities to complete, based on in-class learning that week.
  • TTRockstars - By the end of Year 4, pupils are expected to know all times tables up to 12x12. Please practice regularly – certificates handed out regularly!
  • Spelling Shed - children will have access to Spelling Shed’s online platform where weekly spelling lists, set by the class teacher, can be found as well as games and activities to learn the spellings learnt in class. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday.
  • Library books and scheme reading books will be changed when the children have completed their book.

To find the script and songs for our Christmas Production click the link here.