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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Our first topic this year is the World Wars and this will take us through to Christmas. We will start this topic a couple of years early in 1912 by looking at the Titanic before focusing on key aspects of the World Wars (life in the trenches; the role of women and the suffragette movement; the evacuation of World War 2; and the holocaust)


For reading we will be looking at Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which is set during the First World War.


Thank you to everyone who has produced something for our display relating to the World Wars. A few examples are shown below.


Please bring PE kit for Scotty's heroes every Thursday. 


Homework is to be brought in every Friday.


Mr Bennett, Miss Darnowska and Mrs Remy.

School Trip: Doncaster Gallery, Library and Musuem

Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the brand new library in Doncaster. We were given a tour of the art gallery before moving onto the Museum where we learnt about the history of Doncaster. We particularly enjoyed the KOYLI section, which linked to our topic on the World Wars. We also had a chance to see the trains, which were built in Doncaster. Finally, we had a tour of the children's library, where we listened to some poetry and had a chance to explore the books. 

Children's projects from home

Our first mini project will focus on the Titanic. To contribute to this topic children produced job adverts for people needed for the Titanic, from builders to build the ship to staff needed for the first voyage.

Thank you to Father Darren for celebrating the start of year Mass with us.

In Science, our new topic is light, where we have been investigating how light enables us to see. We have looked at how light travels in straight lines, as well as how light is reflected when we made periscopes.

Virtual Library


Each week, Oak National Academy are celebrating the work of one author virtually. You will be able to read one of their books online, learn more about the author and complete activities relating to that book.


Follow the link for more information.


Virtual Library - Oak National Academy

Important Announcements


Make sure you read at least 3 times a week and practise your times tables on TT Rockstars!


TT Rockstars link 

Come and explore our classroom! 

Our classroom immerses us in our topic and we'd love for you to explore all our work and our fantastic projects that all of you have made at home!

Don't forget our 'This Is Me' statements. At St Francis these statements are the type of learners we want our students to be.

This Is Me

I am happy.

I am ambitious.

I am confident.

I am a good citizen.

I can be anything.

I try new things.

I am resilient.

I am curious.