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Year 6

Year 6 Leavers' Video

On Friday 17th July we will post our Year 6 Leavers' Video here.

We will upload the video on Friday morning once the children are in school.

It will be available all day.

*NEW* Poole High Year 7/8 Recommended Reading List

Poole High Transition Letter

This is a copy of the transition letter that has been sent out to parents. Some of you may have already received it. Please note that amongst the information is a link to a video from the Year 7 leader.
Black Lives Matter

In light of the tragic death of George Floyd, lessons are being delivered in school this week and next on anti-racism. The lessons focus on active anti-racism; discussing the importance of standing up and speaking out against racist behaviour, rather than just being non-racist ourselves. These videos are suitable for upper key stage two children but please watch them and make your own judgement about whether you think they are age-appropriate for your child.

Here also are a couple of links to some info on how you can support the anti-racist movement:

Staffing in Year 6 for Summer 2


Leopards: Teacher: Mr Narramore       TA: Mr Lewis

Pumas:    Teacher: Mr Fehrenbach       TA: Mrs Manley

Jaguars:  Teacher: Mrs Partridge        TA: Mrs Gardiner

Panthers: Teacher: Mrs Turner           TA: Mrs Cooke

Lynx:      Teacher: Ms Rocha             TA: Mrs Studley


Virtual transition letter for those children going to Magma Academy

How is this year group organised?


The year group is divided into 3 classes.

The Class teachers are:


  1. Mrs Taylor - Year Leader (Jaguars)
  2. Mr Fehrenbach - Assistant Headteacher (Pumas)

   3. Mr Narramore (Leopards)


The teaching assistants based in Year 6 this year are:


  1. Mrs Gardiner
  2. Mrs Manley
  3. Mrs Richardson - mornings
  4. Miss Street - afternoons


Members of staff working within the year group are:


Mrs Partridge (Maths and English)

Ms Lawson

Mr Cole

Miss Wright

Mr Brown


General Expectations, Rewards and Sanctions

As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.


We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults, with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to Key Stage Two.

Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.


We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this. Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well.


Reading Records

Reading records and reading books are expected to be in school every day. During a week, a child is expected to complete at least 3 reads at home and have their reading record signed by an adult on each occasion. The reading record will be checked each Friday.


Home Learning

Home learning will go home every week on a Thursday. It needs to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. Home learning will alternate half-termly:

Autumn 1 - one piece of Maths Homework accompanied by ten spellings to learn.

Autumn 2 - one piece of English Homework (a reading comprehension) accompanied by a mental maths activity.



Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling, punctuation & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.



Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.


More Curriculum Subjects:

Autumn 1


In Geography this half-term we will be learning how to identify countries using an atlas and referencing their latitude and longitude. We will also develop practical skills such as using a compass. This will lead into a research project where students will choose, investigate and present findings on both natural and man-made landmarks from around the world.



The children are learning about different types of organisms. They will develop new vocabulary and be able to classify organisms into different groups: mollusc, crustacean, echinoderm, arachnid, annelid and myriapod. They will then explore how animals differ within a group and use a variety of classification keys in order to do so. Moving on in their learning, they will study the classification of plants, including vascular and invascular groups. Finally, they will explore micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. 



In RE, the children will develop their research skills in order to locate different parts of the Bible and learn how to interpret the Bible from a literalist and liberalist point of view. They then use these skills when exploring ideas based on how the universe was created, focusing on biblical and scientific views. Finally, the children will study the story of Adam and Eve and question whether all people should be punished for the sins of others.



In Art, we will be exploring the world of design and fashion. Starting off with home interiors and moving onto different types of clothing and costume we will look at the work of many different famous designers. We will then learn the artistic skills required to design our own pieces that are both practical, purpose-built and stylish.




Information for Parents

Maths and English objectives for the year.

English Glossary to support learning in Year 6

20 Books to read in Year Six


This year we have selected 20 must read books for Year Six and we hope that you will be able to support your child in reading these books over the course of the year. Most of the books are available in our school library or the local library. When your child has read a book from the list please sign to confirm that the book has been read.