Falcon Class - Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mrs Lingard

Mr Davies

Welcome back to Spring Term and 2024!

A new year which means exciting challenges and adventures await both inside and outside the classroom.

In our English lessons we will start the new year with Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine - a stirring and dramatic story about a slave who mails himself to freedom. Using this powerful text we will be focusing on character's experiences, working towards two writing outcomes of a diary and a biography. 

Our weekly spelling, punctuation, and grammar tests will now take place on a Friday, with homework assigned on Tuesdays and due the following Monday.

Power Maths is now fully integrated into our curriculum, helping children to develop fluency and deep conceptual understanding. Our weekly arithmetic tests will continue every Monday, and their progress will be recorded in their Home School Journals.

Reading underpins all education and as such pupils will be encouraged to read at home for at least five minutes every day. A record of this reading should then be made by a parent/carer in the Home School Journal. Please can you ensure your child’s journal is bought to school each day.

In our Wider Curriculum subjects, we will begin the term by exploring Biomes across the world in Geography. In RE we will be finding out about life in modern Britain for Muslims. In science our learning is around animals, including humans, and the changes. We will be honing our art and design skills in art, focusing on designing, drawing, crafting, painting and art appreciation. Our DT will involve a project to build automata toys. In computing we will be developing programming skills around quizzes. Children will continue their French by learning about clothing and also weather. We will also be exploring Health and Well-being throughout the term as part of our PSHE. Our history project is all about the civil rights movement.

This half term we will be preparing for our trip to Arthog too, and Mr Crompton will be leading forest school on a Wednesday for Falcons.

We are very lucky to have Mr Kitcher teaching us music and we will be bringing out rock 'n' roll this term, learning to play the drums using sticks and practise pads.

Please have a look at our Curriculum Page on the website for much more detail on what will be taught and when.


Key Information for Spring Term 

  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day.
  • Our PE sessions will be on a Thursday every week. Children are required attend school in their new school PE kits on this day.
  • Up to February half term our forest school sessions take the place of our Friday PE sessions. After half term we will be doing an additional PE session on a Friday.
  • Children should bring a water bottle every day.
  • Children do not need to bring pencil cases or other personal items to school.
  • Please label all clothing and personal items to avoid the loss of property.
  • Homework is changing this year but for all information please look at our 'Home Learning' page. 

If you have questions or queries please see us at the start or end of the school day or email admin@newtown.shropshire.sch.uk.  

We can’t wait to get stuck into the new school year and begin our learning journeys together. Let’s have some fun learning and shining bright! 


Mrs Lingard and Mr Davies

To find out more about who will be teaching the class click on our 'Meet The Teaching Team' page. 






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