Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Teacher– Miss Benson

Teaching assistant – Miss Poppleton



Teacher– Mrs McWhinnie

Teaching assistant– Miss Wood

Teaching assistant – Miss Brook (mornings)



Important dates

Home Learning:  Wednesday

Reading records: These should be brought in every day so we can read with your child. We ask if children can read 20 minutes 5 times a week. This is due on a Wednesday.

PE: Thursday (New for Spring 1)

Spelling test: Thursday/Friday

Multiplication tables: 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 multiplication tables

IMPORTANT DATES: Robin Wood (Dobroyd) 2th-4th December!

IMPORTANT DATES: Dobroyd meeting: Thursday 24th October 3:30pm and 6:00pm

IMPORTANT DATES: SATs meeting: Thursday 21st November 3:30pm and 6:00pm

Useful links

TT Rockstars.


Reading Eggs




Spring 1 (January-February)

Topic: History

This term our topic is The Mayan’s. We had our hook day on Thursday 18th January where we learnt about Mayan hieroglyphics, Mayan masks and Mayan temples. We loved designing our own Mayan temples, as well as writing our name and creating secret messages using the hieroglyphics. We also designed our own temples and tried to create intricate designs replicate the ones seen at Chicha Itza.


Science: Light

This term out topic is light and our learning question is ‘Why are the eyes so special’? Please look at our knowledge organiser to see what we will be learning this term.


Literacy: Persuasive letter

This term we have decided to write a persuasive letter to Mrs Horan.

We will also be completing a small piece of writing about being trapped in something.


Autumn 2 term (October-December)

Topic: History (Stone Age)

On Friday, Year 6 had a visit from Emily who works at the Discovery Center in Leeds. We looked at and discussed Stone Age artefacts; the children loved holding them. We excavated some artefacts from a sand tray using paintbrushes. Then finally we looked at a skeleton and the artefacts around it to decide whether this person was rich or poor and what occupation they might have had.

Science: Evolution


Literacy: newspaper reports

On Tuesday, Year 6 reported the news of a Stone Age artefact found under the North Sea in preparation for them writing their own newspaper report.

We were really lucky today to have a visit from Amanda Harper, BBC Look North Leeds News reader. She came to talk about how to report the news, and how to write an effective news article. She was very interactive and the children loved her! The children even got to hold a camera and a microphone. We’d like to thank her for taking the time to come and teach us.

Autumn 1 term (September- October)

Topic History

To engage children in our WW2 topic, we had a really exciting WW2 day! We put the children through their paces in boot camp, created some beautiful Blitz art work and tested their survival skills in shelter building.


On Wednesday, year 6 learned about what is inside our blood. We made our own version of blood and had some messy fun!


We’ve been reading Letters From the Light House so in English we are going to write diary entries from the perspective of characters in the story during the Blitz. To start us off, we asked the children to do some drama based around an extract of the text and then we created our own pieces of music to go with this.

Recent News

Mayan hook day in Year 6

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Wolf Brother Parent Event Year 6

The Wolf Brother celebration event was great yesterday and both the parents and pupils loved completing the quiz. Thank you to everyone that attended. We cannot wait to see you at our next event.  

Year 6 Christmas party

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Year 6 2020 calendars

Year 6 decide to link their topic to their calendars this year. They created a beautiful background using paints and a swirling technique. They then designed their on Stone Henge rocks and placed them on Read more…

6a Christmas cards

6a have been getting into the Christmas spirit and creating their Christmas cards for their loved ones. We used our art books to practice our skills before completing it on our actual card. I hope Read more…

Year 5 and 6 Church visit

On Monday Year 5 and 6 visited the church to celebrate Christmas by singing songs and listen to some children retell the birth of Jesus.