Miss Maxwell's Class

Welcome to Class 6

This half term our topic is

'All Around the World'

In English we will be writing postcards and recounts as well as using excellent stories to create our own stories. We will be looking at how to ensure we are writing in sentences by becoming ‘sentence spotters’. We will also be focussing on improving our writing by using adjectives, adverbs and similes. We will be continuing to learn different spelling rules and using these words in our writing.

In maths we will be continuing to improve our mental maths. Each week we will be working on our Mad Minutes to develop our mental maths skills. We will also be looking at position and direction as well as measuring weight, capacity and temperature.  Please take every opportunity at home to help your child practice their 2s, 5s and 10s!

During topic lessons we will be learning about holidays. We will find out about the differences between holidays now and in the past. We will also be using atlases to find different countries and continents where we can go on holiday and what the weather is like in those places.

In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will be searching for different animals in the school environment as well as looking at habitats around the world.

In Art we will be taking inspiration from the world around us and creating landscape pictures using different media such as pencil, water colours and pastels.


We will be visiting the Peak Wildlife Park on Wednesday 12th June. Please remember to bring your child to school wearing a waterproof coat/shoes if it is raining or sun hat and labelled suncream if it is sunny. Fingers crossed for sun!




  • 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.