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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Mrs Knowles - Year Leader
Miss Pasotti
Mrs Hill

To contact Mrs Knowles during the school closure please email:

The Heatherlands Way

Mrs Knowles has sent you a video message 1.7.20

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Year 6 home learning pack 1.7.20

The Year 6 teachers have sent you a video message 17.6.20.


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The Friends of Heatherlands have kindly offered to fund the purchase of yearbooks for all of Year 6 as a leaving present! Please ensure your child’s favourite memories and hopes for the future have been emailed into school by the 26th June so they can be included.

Reading Friday at home - IDEAS FOR READING WITH CHILDREN IN KS2 (19.06.20). Remember to send videos and photographs of your Friday reads to so that we can celebrate our love of books!

Year 6! We need your help! As part of an end of Year 6 project, we need EVERYONE to share their favourite memory of Heatherlands. Think of a time that made you laugh or really showed our Heatherlands values. We’d also like to know your hopes for the future. Please record your thoughts in these bubbles and send a photo to the school email address: Thank you!

"Year 6 were flying yesterday as they tried to improve their Standing Long Jump distances within their Virtual Pentathlon!"

At Heatherlands, one of the things we have really missed is welcoming parents and carers in to school to take part in “Reading Friday”, which started up at the beginning of the spring term this year. Sadly, it seems that we won’t be in a position to re-instigate these events just yet, so for the summer term, we thought we would offer some guidance so that you can celebrate “Reading Friday” at home, concentrating on a different reading skill each week. Instead, we would like every Friday between now and the end of term to become a “Reading Friday”.

'The amazing Mayas' knowledge organiser and home learning project ideas

A transition letter for any children transferring to Magna Academy in September 2020

To all Year 6,

This week would have been your SATS week and the Year 6 team would like to mark this moment with a poem written especially for you by Miss Knowles.

There are also a couple of SATS papers available for you to try if you dare, on your year group page on the website! They aren't exactly what you have been learning about, but they are going to make you laugh!



A message and task from Miss Knowles to Year 6

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Lots of great home learning ideas for maths from:

'The earth from above' knowledge organiser and home learning project ideas

We have signed up for some ORCA educational lessons. Please use the links below to access the video lessons.

The first five ORCA Lessons videos are now live on our YouTube channel:

Lesson 1: Introduction to whales, dolphins & porpoises can be viewed here:

Lesson 2: How do whales, dolphins & porpoises feed? Can be viewed here:

Lesson 3: Voices of the deep can be viewed here:

Lesson 4: Incredible Journeys Part 1 can be viewed here:

Lesson 4 Incredible Journeys Part 2 can be viewed here:

Year 6 Forest School 06.03.2020

Year 5&6 had a visit from author Chris Connaughton this week. He read them a chapter of his new book, The Essence Hunters. The children were able to buy a copy & get it signed. Chris will be in school again on Fri 31st Jan from 2.45pm if anyone else would like to purchase a copy.
The Yr 5&6 girls football team travelled to Bishop Aldhelms on Friday for their first match of the new year. The team had an encouraging pep talk from captain Evie and a fantastic game was played by all. Heatherlands went on to win 5-0. Thank you Bishop Aldhelms for hosting the match.

A great trip to Bovington Tank Museum

Year 6 Forest School Day

During Art week, Year 6 took inspiration from their geography topic – Fantastic Jurassic – to create 3d textured art work. The pupils created a fossilised scene using different layers of materials. They then chose the most effective media to add detail to their scene; many children used chalk and oil pastels. Overall, some interesting pieces of art were created!

Fantastic Jurassic - Autumn 1

Year 6 Maths Knowledge Organiser

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