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Year 6 - Miss Miller

Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 6 class



Welcome back.

I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed the festivities.


Our first history topic of the new year is the Victorians. We will be exploring homes, jobs, inventions and toys to name but a few areas we will study and will enjoy a visit to Tullie House in February to enhance our learning. In science, we have just finished learning about inheritance and evolution and we are now moving on to classifying living things.


Homework will continue to be handed out each Monday and returned on Thursday. I would appreciate it if you could support your child in the planning of when he/she should spend time completing homework as it is best to do frequent short sessions rather than all of it in one evening. In year 6 we encourage the children to be independent and responsible for the completion and handing in of their homework – this is great preparation for secondary school life. Well done to those children who check at the beginning of the week to see if they need any help to complete it and ask me before a Thursday morning!


All of the children have a red homework book to work in and a  reading record to note the book they are currently reading, with any page numbers and comments, along with anything else they need to remember. The children have also recorded their log in details for 'Spelling Shed' and 'TT Rockstars' in here so that they can practise at home as part of homework tasks.

I am already very impressed with the number of children showing me their records with parent comments - well done! Reading each night for just 20 minutes is proven to impact attainment massively - it really is an important part of homework and we do ask that parents actively engage with their child's reading to help support them.


The children in Year 6 have P.E. on both Monday and Wednesday afternoons and they will need to remember their kit on these days. I should remind everybody, P.E. kit includes a white, plain T-shirt (not the polo shirt they are wearing all day), black or blue shorts and either trainers or plimsolls. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to have their P.E. kit on the appropriate day.

This term we are completing PE units on gymnastics and dance and have a specialist coach in next half term to teach cricket.


As a school, we strive to help your child to achieve his / her full potential in every area of school life and we all work hard to ensure this happens. In return, we expect the children to apply themselves fully and success should follow. Year 6 is a very challenging and rewarding year for all involved so I am hoping to see great determination to reach for end of year - and primary school - goals.



Miss Miller


7th January                             Children return to school

13th January                           Gym club starts for children who have received texts

20th – 24th January               ‘Bikeability’ training will take place for year 5 and some 6 children

22nd January                          Gym Festival at William Howard School

29th January                          Gym Competition in Carlisle

6th February                          Swimming Gala at The Pools in Carlisle – 1pm start (Year 6)

11th February                       Safer Internet Day

11th February                        Year 6 trip to Tullie House

14th February                       Mid-year reports out to parents

17th – 21st February               HALF TERM

26th February                       Parents' Evening

27th February                       Parents' Evening

27th March                             Break up for the EASTER HOLIDAYS.

Trip to Tullie House

Today (Tues 11th) we visited Tullie House in Carlisle to explore what Victorian homes would have been like. We worked in four groups to become scullery servants and cooks, lighting servants, laundry servants and cleaning servants. We were very lucky to be able to handle genuine artefacts from the era that the servants would use to complete their duties. I think the favourite activity by far was washing the clothes in the dolly tubs and using the mangle to dry them! Although we did have some very energetic carpet beating too!

Well done to the children for their super behaviour and enthusiasm and thank you to Mrs Jackson, Mrs Watson and Ajay's mum for supporting us too.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

Walk to see the poppies at the Moot Hall, in commemoration of evacuees.

Walby Farm visit

We were thrilled to visit Walby Farm as a reward for our work winning a prize at the Cumberland Show last year. Thanks to Nick for showing Year 6 around and sharing some amazing facts about the animals and habitats. It felt like we were part of 'lambing live' at a couple of points during the trip as some new lambs were born right in front of us. A great day had by all!

See below for some photos.

National Science Week with Erica from 'Mad Science'

Cosmos Planetarium visit

Katie Hale poetry visit

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We were very lucky to have Katie Hale visit us to inspire us with her Cumbrian poetry and help us to write our own poems. This was the reaction to her reading us some of her work - we were very impressed! We will upload some illustrated examples of our work soon!

Being active!

What we are learning this year...

Nursery – Mrs Harper & Mrs Bareham
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