Ribble Drive Community Primary School

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Year 6

Hello and welcome to the Year 6 class page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this half term. 


To kick of this half term, we will be focussing our learning on 'Theseus and the Minotaur' - a famous Greek myth. This popular myth tells a story about King Minos of Crete who, in his secret labyrinth, keeps an evil Minotaur. Every year, to please King Minos, his neighbours send presents to him. Minos uses these gifts to satisfy his Minotaur. Theseus - a local gladiator - is appalled by this and he wants to put an end to the Minotaur once and for all. Will he be successful on his quest? 


In our reading lessons, we will be studying the book, 'Who Let the Gods Out' by Maz Evans. Throughout this story, the children will be challenged on their vocabulary, they will summarise and predict from what they have read and they will answer SATs style questions to improve their understanding.  


In Maths, we are focussing our learning on Multiplication and Division. The children will be introduced to the formal written method for long division and they will also tackle solving problems using multiplication. 


In History, we will be exploring the story of the Trojan Horse and how Greek soldiers were able to take the city of Troy after a fruitless ten-year siege by hiding in a giant horse supposedly left as an offering to the goddess Athena. In Science, we will be focussing our learning on 'Living things and Classification'. By the end of the half term, the children will understand more about classifying plants, vertebrates/invertebrates and microorganisms. In PE, Miss Jasmine will be teaching Gymnastics and Sale Sharks will be running a 5 week tag rugby programme. 


As always, Mr Martin will be in school on Friday mornings to sing with us and Miss Brooks will be using a Sphero to teach us coding in our Technola sessions. 


With an exciting half term ahead, please come and visit this page to see our learning journey.


Mr Lord and Miss Batchelor.

Meet the Teacher 2023-24

Meet the Teacher was an opportunity for all the parents to find out what we will be covering this year. It was a good turn out and it provided some clarity on how we will be tackling this years SATs. Please download the Powerpoint if you want to find out more. 

International Dot Day 203-24

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.


The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.


In Year 6, we created our 'dots' using paper plates, felt tips and wool. Firstly, the children designed their plates in a pattern of their choice. Then, they weaved wool to create a centre-piece dot. We were really pleased with how they turned out. 

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa

Flood is a startlingly beautiful picture book which depicts the effects of a devastating flood on a family home. 

The children in Year 6, started by sorting all the pictures from the book in the order in which they happened. This allowed them to use their inference skills to look for clues and it also enabled good discussions between groups.

When Young Shakespeare Company came to school...

Four Young Shakespeare Company actors perform Shakespeare’s mesmerising story of ambition, guilt and revenge in a fast-moving fully-costumed interactive production. The play is brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the meeting between Macbeth and the witches, the royal banquet at which Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and the thrilling battle in which Macbeth comes face to face with his greatest enemy, Macduff.


Throughout the performance, the storyteller enables the children to become actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They are encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, improvising, for example, how Lady Macbeth might try to persuade her husband to carry out the assassination of the King. Volunteers from among the children are also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children have the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.

Bikeability 2023

Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps you learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads. 

Over the course of the week, the children made lots of progress and by the end of the programme, we gave out lots of Level 1/2 certificates. Hopefully they will take all the experience they have gained out on the roads.

In Science, we have been learning about the 'Circulatory system'. We spoke about how oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travels around the body. We acted this out by using red and blue cones. We also learned what would happen if we increased our heart rate by exercising. We had a few tired children after this!