Year 6

 Welcome to Year 6

Maple Class

Class teacher: Mrs D Hothi

Elder Class

Class Teacher: Miss H Wilkinson

Mrs L Shaw also teaches in the Year 6 team, Mondays to Thursdays.

Support Staff

Mrs Brennan – teaching partner

Mrs Clough – teaching assistant



PE – Thursday and Friday


P.E – Thursday and  Friday


Monday – English

Wednesday – Maths

Friday – Theme/Science


Our theme is based around ancient civilisations. Our learning challenge question is ‘How Civilised Are You?’ The children will be investigating what life was like for Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Egyptians and how they have influenced modern day life. The theme will be based around questions that the children will research using secondary sources such as books and the internet.


Pupils will study different narrative and non-narrative genres. This half term the children will look at writing suspense stories and balanced arguments. They will also enhance their skills in punctuation, handwriting, spelling and grammar.


In Maths this half term we will be looking at: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, using decimals, rounding and approximating. Throughout the year we will be using these skills to solve real-life problems.

LEARNING CHALLENGE THEME IN AUTUMN 2 – I’m A Year 6 Pupil Get Me Out of Here?

Our theme this half term is based around Geography. Our Learning Challenge Question is ‘I’m A Year 6 Pupil Get Me Out Of Here!’ Children will be learning about how Bradford was successful during the Industrial Revolution with textiles.  Also, they will be learning how to read maps and looking at ordnance survey maps.


To look at a range of sentence types and skills in punctuation, handwriting, spelling and grammar will also be taught. Pupils will study different narrative genres including descriptive writing for character and setting.


Pupils will learn about area and perimeter, multiplying and dividing of whole numbers and decimals, calculator skills, inverse operations – how multiplication and division are linked. Properties of 2D and 3D shapes, number and shape patterns and sequences, fractions and percentages.

LEARNING CHALLENGE THEME IN SPRING 1 – Shibden Succeeding at Science. The Titanic.

Children will plan different types of scientific enquiries, to answer questions including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.  They will take measurements using a range of scientific equipment with increasing accuracy and precision.  Children will also be able to record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scattergraphs, bar and line graphs.  Using test results children will make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.


Arts and Music Theme

Each year our Spring 2 Learning Challenge changes, but it is always focused on The Arts.  The Learning Challenge incorporates The Arts in the widest sense, including Art, Music, Dance, Poetry etc.  The theme culmintates in an amazing Arts Festival created by the whole school.  It really is an event not to be missed – look out for the date during the Spring term.


In English, the children are using skills they have learnt in spelling, grammar, punctuation and incorporate these into different genres, both narrative and non-narrative.


In Year 6, it is the time of year when we revise all skills that the children have learnt throughout their time at Shibden Head. We will be focusing on using and applying, mental maths and problem solving using all the four operations.

LEARNING CHALLENGE THEME IN SUMMER 1 – What Do Our Chipmunks Have In Common?

We will start with Tasawar, who reads the Qu’ran and pilgrimages to Mecca. Then, we will  move onto Simon – the Christian, he is the pupil who enjoys reading the Bible and learning about baptisms. Finally for Alvinder, who has lots to tell us about the Golden Temple and the Sikh way of life.

It is all very exciting and we will have many special appearances from guests to help us with our learning along the way.

Follow us on our journey with each of them to find out a little more about their religions and beliefs.



Our theme this half term is based around PSHCE. Our Learning Challenge Question is How Clued Up Are You? The children will be investigating how the media influences our behaviour, the risks at home, school and outside. The children will also learn how to minimise injuries by visiting the BRI and talking to the nurses about how to keep safe.


In writing, the pupils will be creating a book aimed at younger children e.g. Reception all about how to be healthy and promoting exercising. Children will design each page with llustrations and text. Illustrations to be completed as well as front cover, blurb and other distinct features. Children to read completed story to target audience.


This half term we will be consolidating all learning done this year in Maths. Children will also be completing transition units and taking part in an Enterprise Project, with lots of maths involved. Will they make a profit…..?

SATs Week

May 8th 2017 to May 11th 2017


On June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, Year 6 children will be visiting Kingswood for their residential. They will be taking part in lots of team building activities, games and problem solving sessions. This is a fantastic opportuity for children to be away from home and experience activities that they wouldn’t normally get to do.

Leavers’ Concert

Every year, the children take part in  concert performed to parents. It is a final farewell from the children and a chance for them to show off their singing and performing skills.