Welcome to Year 6 Sycamore Class Page

Autumn 2023



The year 6 staff would like to wish everyone a very warm welcome back to school. It has been wonderful to see all the pupils wearing their uniform with pride and greeting friends and staff with happy smiles, kind words and good manners. We have had an excellent start to the year already. We have been able to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces of our school and keep active, while getting to know the daily routines of Y6 and what is expected this year.



If you need any support or would like to discuss how we can best work in partnership to support your child in school, we are always here to help. Your class teacher is always the first point of contact, followed by Mrs Fisher as Upper Key Stage 2 Lead. For any advice on special educational needs, it may be appropriate, after speaking with the class teacher, to also contact Mrs Whitehead, who is our school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO).

Smaller queries can often be answered at drop off and collection times, however for more private conversations, or those that may take a little longer, please make an appointment by discussing this with the teacher or calling the school office instead.

Please be advised that collection time is a very busy time, and not always a time that we can give you our full attention.

Mrs Fisher : Upper Key Stage 2 Lead, Year 5 and 6 Maths intervention teacher.

Miss Leslie :  Y6 Teacher (Sycamore)

Mr Seddon : Y6 Teacher (Sycamore), Assistant Head Teacher

Miss Kay: Year 6 Teacher (Hawthorn)

Mrs Dolan: Year 6 HLTA, Teaching Assistant

Computing : Miss Baron (MGL)

PE: Mr Lee (Little Sports Coaches)



Good attendance and punctuality are vital, not only for learning, but also to help pupils settle into their new school routine, make friends and grow in confidence.

Each week, every class with 100% attendance is rewarded with a voucher, which can be spent to celebrate the achievement in whatever way the class decides. Not only is Year 6 a crucial year, but we are also fiercely competitive- help us to be the best by being in school every day and on time!

Our classroom door opens at 8.45am for the start of the day and collection time is at 3.15pm

Autumn Curriculum Coverage             


English Book 1: Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti

Writing pieces: Diary entry and Bravery Speech

Book 2: Anne Frank by Josephine Poole

Writing: Flashback narrative

Maths Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication &division, fractions and converting units
RE Loving, Vocation & Commitment, Expectations, Judaism
History A local history study: How did conflict change our local area in World War 2?
Geography A study of physical processes: earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes
Science Electricity, Animals including humans
Computing Online safety, digital literacy
PE Swimming

Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays. Children are to come into school wearing the school PE kit.

Art Drawing- Using pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk and pastels
Design & Technology Food and Nutrition, mechanisms
Music Untuned Percussion and Singing
PSHE Being me in my world and Celebrating differences

Building good learning habits at home and reinforcing learning that happens at school is important. To help with this, regular homework will be set and engagement with this greatly appreciated.

Daily reading of books sent home- these are changed weekly

Complete 3 comprehensions on reading plus per week

Weekly Spelling practise to be completed on spelling shed

Weekly maths practise to be completed on Maths shed

Regular and ongoing times tables practise online using TTRockstars

(pupils will be provided with user names and passwords)



Developing strong readers is our priority. All pupils read in school daily and have already this week had reading practise sent home, coinciding with their reading stage. Reading each day will help to accelerate learning and help your child to grow in confidence. Please make it a priority to read with your child and we ask that the blue reading record book is signed by an adult or the Y6 child five times a week.

More information on reading, and the rest of the curriculum, can be

found on our school website. https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

Remember to also follow our Twitter page and keep up with what

we are doing on our class pages on the school website.

Twitter: @year6_STOL

Recommended Books for wider reading:

These are some Y6 book recommendations, which you can enjoy reading at home with your child in addition to the ones we send home weekly.

Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll

Anne Frank – Josephine Poole & Angela Barrett

The Harmonica – Tony Johnston

Erika’s Story – Ruth Vander Zee

Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden

Our Castle by the Sea – Lucy Strange

Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian

I Am David – Ann Holm

My Secret Diary – Flossie Albright

Once – Morris Gleitzman

Wave Me Goodbye – Jaqueline Wilson

The Silver sword – Ian Serraillier

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne


Class messages…

Reading records (blue book) and home readers must be in school every day – we advise storing these in pupils’ school bags. Please make it a priority to read with your child and we ask that the reading record is signed by an adult or the Y6 child five times a week.

Year 6 will be swimming this term. Children will need their swimming kits (swimming costume/shorts, towel, cap and goggles if required). Tuesday for Hawthorn and Thursday for Sycamore.

We have PGL to look forward to, we can’t wait! Monday 9th October – Friday 13th October.

Dates of interest

Tuesday 26th September European day of languages Non-Uniform- including colours of a country’s flag
Friday 29th September Liverpool Maths Party Day Fun Maths activities in school
October Black History Month



The theme this year: The Importance of Black Resistance
Sunday 1st October


Feast of St Teresa Feast of St Teresa will be marked in school with pupils.
Monday 2-8th October Dyslexia awareness week


Raising awareness
Wednesday 4th October Walk to school day


Promoting being ACTIVE
Friday 6th October


National Cerebral palsy day Raising awareness
Friday 6th October


CAFOD Harvest day

National Poetry day

Year 2 Boys Football (LSSP)-

more information to follow

Last day for all food donations to be brought in

Poetry theme this year is the experience of being a refugee


Tuesday 10th October World Mental Health day


Raising awareness and promoting wellbeing
Monday 16th October Children’s Nasal Spray Nursery – Year 6


Permission forms went out via a link to complete
Wednesday 18th October Parents’ meeting More information will follow
Thursday 26th October


School photograph day


Big smiles and full uniform needed
Friday 27th October


Finish for half term


Disco in school- more information will follow


Curriculum Overview

Recommended Reading Books for Year 6

Latest from Year 6 Sycamore