Miss Maxwell's Class

Welcome to Class 6

This half term our topic is

'Iceberg Ahead!'

In English we will be reading some fantastic books and use these to create our own stories. We are also going to be writing instructions to help tourists find their way around mysterious Fairy Land. We will be looking at how to improve our writing using adjectives, adverbs and similes. We will also be continuing to learn different spelling rules and using these words in our writing.

In Maths we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills and look at the different ways we can do this. We will also be improving our multiplication and division recall skills and looking at how to work out the answers.  Please take every opportunity at home to help your child practice their 2s, 5s and 10s!

In our topic lessons, we will be looking at the fateful journey of the Titanic across the Atlantic Ocean. The children will use world maps to identify the United Kingdom and other countries and oceans. They will use historical skills of questioning to find out about the past.

In Science we will be looking at the lifecycles of different animals and plants and recognising what is living and non-living. We are also looking forward to observing and learning how to care for hatching chicks.

In Art we will be taking inspiration from the sea, looking at mixing colours and creating lighter and darker shades of these colours to create dramatic land and seascapes.


This term the children will be completing their SATs tests in maths, mental maths and reading. This is not something we want the children to worry about in any way. If you would like any more details about these, please come and see me to discuss.




  • Arithmetic, Comprehension homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and are to be handed back in by the following Wednesday. Spellings will be tested on a Wednesday.
  • Please can all children have their reading books in school every day. You can help your child by listening to them read at home every night and then writing a comment in their green reading diary. They can change their books whenever they have finished them and can take a couple at a time if they are eager to do so.
  • We have PE on Monday outside and Wednesday inside so please make sure you have a PE kit in school, including pumps and children with long hair should have it tied up.


If you have a problem no matter how big or small please come and visit me after school and I will always be willing to help.