Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 and the Autumn term!


Mr Thompson and Miss Hooker are the class teachers in 6RT and Miss Le Feuvre is the class teacher in 6ALF. Mrs Savin and Mrs Romer also work with both classes during the week.


Important Information


Our library day is Tuesday, so don’t forget your library book!

This term we will have PE on a Monday and a Friday, but try to have your kit in school every day just in case.

Home Learning is set on a Wednesday, due for the following Monday. A list of spellings will be sent home to learn each week. As we are now in Year 6, an extra piece of homework may also be set once per week – this will either be Maths or SPaG, to be handed in the next day.


Autumn Term – Mind Over Matter


Our theme for the Autumn term is ‘Mind Over Matter’ and our learning will be centred around this idea. Initially, we will think about this through the perspective of ‘Little Mouse’ who is a key character in our Inspirational Text ‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’ by Emily Gravett. Throughout this term, we will also be reading ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, as our class novel.


A large amount of our learning will link with the idea of facing our fears and phobias, particularly as we move towards the Year Six Residential. This theme will also contribute towards the ongoing preparations we make ahead of the adventures and challenges that await at High School. We will be considering how some people live in fear through no fault of their own e.g. victims of war, as well as considering those who are brave enough to break the mould, and face their fears/or the fears of others e.g. The Civil Rights Movement in America and the impact that this had on the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.


We will be using a range of texts, images, video and social media to inform our learning throughout the Summer term – keep an eye on our Year 6 Tweets for updates along the way!



Gorsey Year 6

Want to support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow? We’re looking for sponsors for our Build-a-Business project in Jan - contact for more details Retweeted by Gorsey Bank Year 6

We have been learning about genetic mutations today. Here is the link to a few of the videos we watched if you want to share these at home: jeansforgenesday.org/aboutus/whoweh… #gorseyscience

What do we inherit from our parents?

test Twitter Media - What do we inherit from our parents? https://t.co/f9rHnQJEC3

These are our spellings for this half term, a copy will be in Spelling books today so that you can continue to learn these at home too #gorseyenglish

test Twitter Media - These are our spellings for this half term, a copy will be in Spelling books today so that you can continue to learn these at home too #gorseyenglish https://t.co/yMyrhg6YI8

@GorseyY2 We have used it to learn about Italian culture, and natural resources in Australia. How has it supported your learning?

@GorseyY2 We're reading 'An Apple Tart Full of Hope' - it's very entertaining, but perhaps something to look forward to when you're in Y6!