Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 class page!

Meet the teacher Miss Lockley and our assistant Mrs Mensforth.

Miss Lockley

Class teacher

Mrs Mensforth

Teaching Assistant

Maths – this half term we will be looking at fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, translation and reflection, algebra, length and time and averages.

English – this half term we are starting with writing a narrative with a flashback based on the film UP.

Topic – In science we will be focusing classifying including classifying plants, animals and micro-organisms. In computing we are going to be creating multimedia presentations about our history topic of how leisure and entertainment has changed, particularly looking at changes in the Victorian era. In art we are researching the artist Francis Bacon and creating work in his style.

At Buckshaw Primary, we aim to provide children with 2 hours of PE per week and therefore your child’s PE lessons will be Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons weather dependent. Due to the current circumstances, we ask that your child brings their PE kit in at the start of term and keeps it in school for the entire half term. Children may also bring a spare pair of trainers which they can use for the daily mile.

This year the government has announced that SATs will not take place due to the current circumstances. However, we will still have to assess the children in preparation for high school. We will work hard and continue to put booster sessions in place to close any gaps.

Your child will receive homework on a Tuesday, including the weekly spellings. The homework will usually consistent of maths, English, spellings and often one other creative activity. This will be due the following Monday, when we will also have the weekly spelling test.

Reading – your child is expected to read on a nightly basis for between 10-15 minutes, either to an adult, older brother or sister or to themselves. Your help with this is highly appreciated.

Times tables – this is an ongoing exercise. Times tables underpin a lot of mathematics so it would be advantageous to the development of your child to keep checking their progress at home. Regular practice on TT Rock Stars or hit the button would be beneficial. I have created a times table booklet which I will send home to support the children with the fluency of their times tables. By the end of Year 6, the children should know their times tables up to 12×12 instantly.

Miss Lockley is currently reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Here are some books that I recommend and also link to our current English topic:

I have created a booklet for maths which may help you and your child to understand the methods we use:


Here are some useful websites:

Hit the button

TT Rock Stars

Active Learn

Oxford Owl free e-library age 9-11

Miss Lockley’s YouTube channel

We hope that your child has a happy and successful year. Please remember that children make better progress if teachers and parents work together. Do not be afraid to contact me via Class Dojo/ SeeSaw/ phone call if you need any support or have any worries – I am here to help!

We look forward to working with you all.

Miss Lockley and Mrs Mensforth


Here is a useful document to help support your child with returning to school after lockdown:

Returning to school after lockdown

Here is a Buckshaw social story which will aid children’s understanding of what to expect when they come back to school:

Returning to school social story