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Year 6 - Beech & Cedar

                    WELCOME TO YEAR 6

Y6 SATs Meeting Tues 10th March - Information for Parents

Raging Rivers

Autumn 2


We have lots to look forward to during the next few weeks in Year 6.  We shall be exploring many aspects of rivers, from finding out about key river features to learning about the damaging effects of flooding and climate change. 







Take a look at these brilliant bee hotels.  During this term, pupils in Year 6 have been learning about the worrying decline of bees and what we can do to help save them.  Everyone worked incredibly hard to design and construct a bee hotel with the intention of positioning them in and around the school grounds.  This will provide some much needed shelter for the incredible bee species.



Welcome back after the summer holiday. We hope that you had a fantastic break and a good rest. It is now time for Year 6! This is the final year at Parkdale for your child...and what an exciting year it will be! Children in 6 Cedar are being taught by Mrs Carter (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and Mrs Burge (Friday).  Children in 6 Beech are being taught by Mrs James (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Bass (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).





Our first topic is Save the Bees.  We will jump straight into this topic and also prepare your child for secondary school. To help this process, we will expect your child to try their best, work neatly and be super organised. PE kit needs to be in school everyday, as does their reading diary. We expect your child to read, at home, at least five times a week. Your child will be aiming to read at least 25 times this half term - teachers will keep a record of how many times the children manage to read each week.  Please look out for the topic web and homework menu.


Just a quick reminder about the Transform Trust values. These are:



Ambition and Adventure








These Transform values, along with Parkdale's Learning Values, will be promoted everyday through discussion, work and demonstration.


We hope that your child has a great time in Year 6 - working hard and having a fun time in the process.


We can't wait to get to know all of the children and are excited about the year ahead. Please feel free to say hello in the playground and introduce yourself. It should be a great year!


Mrs Carter, Mrs James, Mrs Bass and Mrs Burge

Weekly Homework


Every Monday, Maths Arithmetic homework will be set and will be handed in the following Friday. The children will bring home a sheet with various arithmetic questions and a space for any working out which they may wish to do. Some of the questions will link to areas we have covered recently and some will be new learning. Don't worry if your child finds some of these a challenge as we'll regularly be covering these areas in class. If your child loses their homework, to save paper and trees there will be copy on our class page.  

Maths Homework 14.10.19

Useful Websites

As a school we have subscribed to a range of websites which your child can access at home.  Please find time to explore the different activities on each of the websites as we will be referring to these in class.


Times Table Rockstars


Read Theory



'SAVE THE BEES' FLYERS - Pupils have designed their own flyers in the hope of raising awareness of the importance of bees and what people can do to help save them.



Children have enjoyed sampling different types of honey this week. This was a great opportunity for pupils to gain a deeper insight into the wonderful world of bees.

Useful Information

100 Books To Try and Read Before You Leave Year 6


How many have you read...and how many have got left to read?



Welcome to Parkdale Primary School - see the special page for our latest update and advice on Coronavirus -


Current Term:

  • Spring 2020 Half-Term One - 96.8%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 95.95%
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Previous Term:

  • Autumn Half Term 1 - 96.70%
  • Autumn Half Term 2 - 93.54%
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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%, 2018-19 97%

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