Falcon Class - Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mrs Lingard

Mr Davies

Welcome back to Autumn Term and a New School Year!

As always Autumn Term will bring lots of exciting and engaging opportunities, challenges and adventures both inside and outside the classroom. 

In our English lessons, we will explore the fantasy adventure story of King Kong by Anthony Browne. This marvellous, timeless story has been rewritten which adds another dimension and is a classic in its own right. This worldwide favourite story will certainly spark creativity and debate amongst the children.

Our weekly spelling, punctuation, and grammar tests, as well as handwriting practice, will continue each Monday, 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.

In our Wider Curriculum subjects, we will begin the term by exploring Slums across the world in Geography. We will also ask big questions in RE around the conflict between creationism and science. In science we will learn about the reproductive processes of animals and plants. We will be designing and creating with a purpose in art, whilst in DT we will be creating our own superstructures in the form of bridges. In computing we will be learning about flat file databases and introduce vector graphs. Children will learn to talk and write about their features and families in French. We will also be exploring families and relationships throughout the term as part of our PSHE. Our history project is all about the industrial revolution and we will be going on a trip in the second half of the term to Iron Bridge, making connections and local links.

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  Autumn Term 

  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day.
  • Our PE sessions will be on a Thursday and Friday every week.  Children are required attend school in their new school PE kits on these days.
  • 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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