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Y6 Foljambe

Summer Term 1


I hope you had a lovely Easter break! The summer term is always one of my favourites: lots of exciting things to do (and hopefully better weather!) 

Our topic this term is 'Darwin's Delights' where Y6 will be learning all about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. We will discuss this in contrast to Creationism along with learning about how animals have adapted to their different environments in science. In addition to this, we will also learn how humans and animals inherit characteristics from their ancestors. In English, the text we will be studying is 'The Monster Garden' by Vivien Alcock; a fantastic book (sadly no longer in print) where Frankie Stein, the main character, grows a creature all of her own... 


SATs Club will continue to run on a Thursday after school, 3.30-4.30pm. 

SATs week is w/c 14th May. The children have been working very hard all year so I know they will do themselves proud. Parents can also help by ensuring a good night's sleep and a healthy diet goes alongside their academic studies. 


Mrs Over smiley



Creative Homework - Holes

Spring 2


Welcome back! I hope the weather starts to get warmer for us all! I'm very excited to be sharing the book 'And Tango Makes Three' with the class. From this, we will be writing non-chronological reports about penguins (and then monkeys!) in our English lessons. We have some fantastic art planned, which will focus all on orangutans; the children will be completing observational drawings, experimenting with different shades of browns and oranges and completing a canvas class piece. I can't wait to see the finished result! 


SATs club starts from the 1st March, every Thursday 3.30-4.30pm. It's really important that your child comes to this please as we will be doing work together to help them prepare the best they can and reach their full potential.

Spring 1


Hello - I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of love, laughter and relaxation (and lots of chocolate!)

Our first Spring topic is called 'What Goes Around, Comes Around'. We will be using the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar - I love teaching this book and I'm sure the children are going to love it too! (Get your spades ready, kids!) Linking in to our circular-themed topic, in art we will be studying the artist Kandinsky and will be launching our topic with lots of fun art and design activities. Mrs Allen will be teaching Y6 all about Space and forces in science as well. 


Here are some key dates for your diary:

  • Monday 8th January - Back to school 
  • Wednesday 17th January - Y5/6 Athletics at STWCC (selected participants only)
  • Thursday 18th January - Young Voices concert (Choir members only)
  • Tuesday 23rd January - KS2 'Speak Out, Stay Safe' workshop 
  • Wednesday 24th January - Gymnastics with Mr Webb 
  • Wednesday 7th February - E-safety meeting for parents at 3.30pm                                                                                                                         - Valentine's Disco 



As always, you know where I am if you have any questions.

Mrs Over smiley


Y6 and Reception 'Follow the Star' all the way to Bethlehem

"A Christingle Begins with an Orange...'

Creative Homework - 'WW2'

Hello! Welcome back - I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are now ready and raring to go for the hard work and fun that comes with being in Y6. I love the start of the new academic year and can't wait to get started!


Our first topic for the Autumn term is 'What's in yer Bag?' where Foljambe class will learn all about World War Two across all areas of the curriculum. To launch our learning, we are going on a trip to Perlethorpe on the 11th September where we will be immersed in what life what was like during the war. The children (and us adults!) will need to dress up in WW2 clothing please to help add to the evacuee experience! I know we will have a fantastic day. 


Our class novel this term is 'Goodnight Mr Tom' - an absolute favourite of mine - and if you have managed to purchase a copy over the holidays, then please bring it in. 


PE kits need to be in school all week, please, with kit suitable for both indoor and outdoor lessons. 


Key dates

Monday 11th September - Y5/6 Trip to Perlethorpe (WW2 dress & pack up required)

Friday 22nd September - School photos (individual & family) 

Wednesday 27th September - Y5/6 Bike Ride (bring your bike if you want to join in!) 

Friday 29th September - Harvest Festival, 2pm in St Mary's Church

Wednesday 11th October - Y6 Playground Leaders training



If you have any questions, or if there is anything you would like to chat about, please don't hesitate to pop in or grab me at the end of the day.

Mrs Over smiley