Welcome to Year 6

General Information

Staff: The class teachers this year are Mr Shackshaft, Mr Tazzyman and Mrs Marshall.

Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Bell and Mrs Flint (Thursday and Friday)


PPA: Our PPA is on a Thursday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Hill who delivers PSHE and Mrs Flint who will deliver Art.

P.E: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y6 classrooms.


At Woodhouse West we believe that learning at home is a key aspect of children’s development. It helps children improve and consolidate key skills, and provides a valuable opportunity for children to share with their parents/carers learning they have been doing at school. 

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. Please see attached homework sheet. Please send any photos of your child's home learning to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk.

Please support your child at home by helping them learn their spellings which will be tested weekly and practising their times tables.  


Uniform: Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kits are clearly labelled. Please support your child in ensuring they have the correct uniform, as this promotes a sense of belonging and will help children in making the transition to secondary school.

Medication: Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form with the school office. 


Topic- Autumn 1: North and South America


The children will take a road trip down through the Americas starting at the most northern point and working our way through a variety of countries, culture and biomes to the southern tip of Chile. We will be looking at the diverse array of cultures both past and present and creating fantastic pieces of work to resemble this, including fantastic Mayan masks and investigating the Nazca Lines of South America. Finally, the children will be producing a variety of different foods which take their origins from the two continents, before preparing and cooking food for a food market where parents are welcome to come and fill their bellies (for a small fee). IF THEY DARE!!!



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Important Dates

Y6 Sats - Mon 11th -  Fri 15th May 2020