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Year 6 - Platypus Class

Welcome to Platypus Class!

 Our teacher is Mrs Webb and our T.As are Mrs Kaur and Mrs Dwyer.


Year 6 is under way and we have settled into our new routines. It has been excellent to see the children taking their responsibility as role models for the younger children seriously and setting a good example around the school.

Our topic in Term 2 is geography based. We will be answering the question: What is a river? This will involve learning key terms linked to rivers, investigating specific rivers and comparing geographical features of a river. We will also visit the local river to look practically at what we have discovered in class.

For reading this term, Year 6 will be completing "Letters From the Lighthouse" by Emma Carroll, which tells the story of siblings who are evacuated during the War from London to Devon, where they help to solve a mystery. This has been very compelling so far and the children have been able to develop their comprehension skills through close analysis and examination of the text.

                                                           Letters from the Lighthouse - Emma Carroll - 9780571327584 - Allen ...

In Week 4 we will start our new text: 'The Girl Who Speaks Bear' by Sophie Anderson, which will enable the children to use their imaginations as they practise inference and evaluative skills once more.

                                                         The Girl Who Speaks Bear: Sophie Anderson, Kathrin ...

Our P.E days this term will be a Monday and every two Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit, clearly labelled and in a bag which can be kept in their locker. This must include a t-shirt in their house colour, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers/plimsolls. 

We will also be having Forest School every two Wednesdays, starting on the 2nd November. Children must bring old, warm clothing in a bag please to change into after lunch. Wellington boots are also strongly advised as the weather becomes wetter and colder.


The Term 2 document below provides an overview of the topic planning. 

Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo if you have any questions or queries regarding the home learning. 

Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email