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Welcome to Minotaur class

We are the Year 6 pupils


Darwin's Delights


In Maths and English this half-term we will be covering a wide range of skills. In-school work can easily be supported at home by:

· Reading on a daily basis. Look up words you don't know the meaning of, summarise a chapter to a member of your family, list key information you know about a character/setting/situation.

· Practising the Y6 spellings in the front of your school planner (and check that you know spellings from other year groups as well)

· Use websites such as Hit the Button and Maths Is Fun to practise and revise number facts and methods

· Completing all homework set


Our  PE days this half-term will be Thursdays (games with Mr Roberts) and Fridays (dance with Miss Lembo). Please ensure PE kits are in school on these days.


Homework will continue to be given out each Friday and should be returned to the 'homework' drawer by the following Wednesday. Spellings will be tested and new spellings will be given out each Monday. A reminder of both homework and spellings for each week can be found on the class page of the school website.  We cannot stress enough how important it is for pupils to be reading quality novels at home. As a guide, we suggest pupils read for 15 minutes at home each day in order to increase their fluency, develop their vocabulary and improve comprehension skills. If you would like any suggestions of reading lists, please just ask!


Key dates in Minotaur class:

  • 16th-19th April- Practice SATs tests
  • Thursday 26th April- Chester Zoo
  • 1st May (AM)- Young Theatre Auditions
  • Thursday 3rd May- INSET day. School closed to pupils
  • 14th-17th May- National SATs tests
  • Friday 18th May- PARTY DAY!
  • 23rd May- School photographs (class photograph)
  • 28th May-1st June- Half-term break


Start of 'Blood Heart' letter- HT4


- Friday 23rd March- Set B: Test 5 in your SATs buster books and spend fifteen minutes a day recapping the fraction methods in your booklet from the SATs information evening. This week's spellings are: aisle, isle, aloud, allowed, affect, effect, altar, alter, cereal and serial. 


- Friday 16th March-  Set B: Test 4 in your SATs buster books. This week's spellings are: ancient, convenience, temperature, opportunity, environment, awkward, accompany, government and controversy. Test on: Monday 19th.


- Friday 9th March- Set B: Test 3 in your SATs buster books. This weeks spellings are: bought, thought, nought, brought, fought, rough, tough, enough, cough and dough. 


- Friday 16th February- Arithemetic work (on sheet) and Set B:Test 3 from your SAT Buster homework book. Don't forget to practise your spellings (vehicle, vegetable, curiosity, dictionary, immediate, sufficient, apparent, hindrance, sincerely,  rhyme). Test on: 26th February




- Friday 19th January 2018- Having spent time in class writing your 500 word competition entry, your homework this week is to type up your entry and submit it online. Don't forget to email Miss Lembo a copy too so that we can choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner for our class. If you do not have a computer at home, you are welcome to use a school laptop during lunch hours. Closing date: 7pm on 22nd February. Good luck, Minotaurs!!


Please click the link below to find out more information and to check the rules. 



Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize class winners for the 2018 500 words competition!

Congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize class winners for the 2018 500 words competition! 1

Volume STEM lesson (and a test of patience!)

Meet the Author- Writing workshop with Colin R Parsons

Operation Chocolate- Day 2- Tasting and evaluations!

Amazon Link School Interviews School Trends Squid Dinner Money