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Welcome to Elder Class - Mr Gawne

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Spring Term - I hope you had a restful Christmas break and enjoyed spending time with your families and friends. Please click on the link to access our Spring Term Newsletter / Knowledge Organiser, where you can find some information about the term ahead. Take a look at our Key Dates document on the website to find out any key events coming up this term, as well as any documents attached to this class page that may be useful for the year ahead.

If you require any extra information aside from what you can find on the website - please do not hesitate to get in touch.

PE this term will be on a Friday afternoon for indoor and then on a Tuesday afternoon for outdoor, however it would be useful if children had their kits in throughout the week incase of any changes.

Kind Regards,    Mr. Gawne

Year 6 Class Teacher   UKS2 Phase Leader


Take a look at our class twitter feed below to see what we have been getting up to and for photographs of what we have been learning about.


Useful Documents


Spring Term - This term our topic takes a grographical focus as we learn all about continents around the world and a range of geographical skills. We will start the topic by taking a fieldtrip out into our local area and then branching further afield when learning about the Northern / Southern Hemisphere, Antarctica, OS Maps, Compass Points and lines of Longitude / Latitude. In addition, we will supplement our learning with some history work on learning about key historical explorers of the world; including Ernest Shackleton. 

Shackletons JourneyStreet Child


Please find below some information about the topics your children will be learning in the different subjects across this term:

Spring Maths - In Maths we will be consolidating our knowledge on number and place value and then learning about fractions, decimals, percentages and area and permiter. We will also learn about angles and how to find missing angles in shapes ; on a straight line and around a point.

Spring English - In English we are starting the term with the text 'Shackleton's Journey' and writing letters of application as a member of Shackleton's crew. We will also be writing non-chronological reports on the continent of Antarctica and voice over speeches in the style of David Attenborough to clips from 'Our Frozen Planet'. Later in the term, we will be studying the text 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty and learning about life in the Victorian Workhouse.

Spring Science - In Science this term we will be learning about the hiuman body and heart; understanding how it pumps blood around our body and how to keep it healthy. We will also retrieve our knowledge on teeth and how to look after them.

Reminder: Installments for our London Residential can be paid via ParentPay or directly to the school office with Mrs Vaughan.

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