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East Bridgford St Peter's Church of England Academy

UKS2 - Miss Brownley

Welcome to Class 6!


Hello and a warm welcome to our class page 😁! This year is your final year at St. Peter's and it is already set to be a fun, exciting and busy one.

Please visit our isolation page (click on the giraffe, above) if you are absent due to Covid-19.


Our topic for Summer 2 is...Tomorrow's World!


There are so many ways to communicate: text messages, blogs, emails and podcasts. Which do we prefer?

During this half term, we'll investigate the process of work that a blogger and podcaster goes through - and create out own podcast style audio-blog. After analysing data collected from surveys about our website, we’ll write a letter to our headteacher to recommend changes to our website. We’ll learn about the history of computing, which surprisingly goes back 6000 years to the Antikythera mechanism, and find out how optical fibre cables are used. Through further exploration of modern technology, we’ll learn about some of the amazing people responsible for its development. In our ICT work, we’ll investigate how to decide whether a website is trustworthy and what malware is. We’ll explore how to write an algorithm and how to keep safe online. We’ll learn all about lasers, and make periscopes and complex circuits...and robotic toys!

How can I help my child during this topic?

If the world today relies so heavily on technology, what will it be like in ‘tomorrow’s world’? Why not go on a technology hunt to locate computerised and robotic devices in your home? You could also create a survey to find out how much time your family and friends spend using technology each day. Alternatively, go online to research a significant figure in the computing world. What did they discover and how did this influence our daily lives?


Year 6 specific info for our final half term:

  • Friday 10th June - Miss Marshall from Toot Hill (Head of Year 7) visiting new starters.
  • Monday 13th June - Ms Stewart (CAMHS Educational Mental Health Practitioner) visiting to provide a transition workshop called 'Making the Move', supporting children with their mental health and well-being during their move to secondary school.
  • Thursday 16th June - Mrs Sayal returning to school to deliver a workshop about 'Growth and Development' (SRE). Please complete the form sent home by Mrs Gilmour to give your permission for this.
  • wc Monday 20th June - Year 6 Activities Week (please see separate information about this, below).
  • Tuesday 5th July - Toot Hill, Kings and Belvoir High Taster Days (we have no information about how these days run, so please contact these schools directly for information on timings etc.)
  • Tuesday 12th and Weds 13th July - Production dates. Timings to follow.
  • Weds 20th July - Year 6 Leaver's Service in the church. Timings to follow.
  • Thursday 21st July - SNA Taster Day.
  • Friday 22nd July - Final day of term.



Useful Information

  • In our classroom this year we will be supported at times by Mrs Smith. 
  • Every week there will be a homework e-newsletter to parents/guardians via email, which will let you know what we have been up to that week. It will also detail any homework to complete. This will be emailed out each Friday and can also be found on the class page of the website. (During SATs preparation, children will have SATs specific homework with a timetable in the front. There will be no newsletters during this period - please refer to the Headteacher's newsletter and weekly for information.)
  • This year, PE will be on a Thursday. Children will need to bring their PE kit into school to get changed into, and an additional jacket (if required) - recommended now it is getting colder! 
  • A clean, fresh water bottle is to be brought into school every day and kept on the table if there is space, or on the floor next to their place. 
  • Please name all clothing and equipment. Children have had a name label placed onto their diaries.
  • School diaries and reading books - These will be used in school by the children as well as at home, so they will need bringing in each day. The children will write their weekly spellings in these and also keep a log of any personal reading in there, as well as what books they have read in a book list. Children are welcome to bring in their own books to read from home, however we do have a large and varied selection in our school library.
  • Handwriting and spelling will take place every day ensuring these skills are being taught, practiced and applied

  • Spellings will be tested every Friday. Any words which the children have spelt incorrectly will be written in their diaries and will need to be practiced at home for retesting the following week. As we move through the term there may be additional spellings that the children bring home as homework, but these will always be detailed/explained in the weekly e-newsletter (emailed and available on the website).

  • Wilford Strikes Back! Wilford is making a return to Class 6. Your children will have written the date which they will bring Wilford home in their diaries, so you will know in advance.

  • Forms - It is worth keeping in mind that if you are able to fill in forms online for the office, or email these, rather than children bringing in printed versions, this is much quicker. 

  • Communication - If you have any queries, please feel free to use to contact me directly, as we are unable to book face-to-face appointments at this time - I check this mailbox immediately before and after school and aim to respond to you as promptly as I am able. If your query is urgent and requires an immediate response, please call the school office as the first point of contact on 01949 20226.