Welcome to Year 6 Penguins and Elephants

Year 6 Teachers

Elephants (M, T, W) - Mrs Dickson - shickton@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

                                                                 Elephants (W, Th, F) - Mrs Annia - hannia@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

                                                                  Penguins - Mrs Fryatt - rfryatt@greenwoodprimary.org.uk

                                         Our wonderful support team includes Mrs Younger AM and Mrs Priestley for Penguins and Miss Pearson for Elephants. 

They will be part of our after school booster team as well.


Latest News

Times 8.50- 3.15  Entry/ Exit via classroom doors and the playground

Please see the newsletter for updates





Isolation provision

When your child is absent from school and is well enough to complete their work, please contact your class teacher via email so that they can provide the weekly timetable and resources. The work is reflective of what they would be completing in school.

A stationery resource pack can be provided if requested. It is still an expectation that work is completed and returned daily by email in order for your child to continue to make progress. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Transition Documents


Welcome PPT/video - see below 

Welcome Letter

Elephants' passport

Penguins' passport

How you can help your child




Autumn                               Spring                       Summer          


Long Term Curriculum Plan click here 

PE Wednesday- Please wear suitable kit all day. 

Our Knowledge Mats and texts 


 What was the war’s impact on the home front?

    History Autumn  - World War II                             Science  -    

                                        Light  Knowledge mat

The Lion and The Unicorn - Shirley Hughes                                 Electricity Knowledge mat

The Piano - A film narrative

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne

Geography Spring   - Should the past stay in the past?                      Science -   

The Kapok Tree - Linda Lowery                                           Living things



Arts Summer -  How can we save lives?

Pig Heart Boy - Malorie Blackman                                       Science - The Heart 

                                                                 Arts Knowledge Mat                                  


SATS info 2022 - Information for parents . CLICK HERE

Please email us for any queries

There must be NO absences during SATS week ( wc 9th May 2022)  

There are many resources and guides available to support SATS prep, we like the CGP books and similar style test experience work books. Previous SATS papers are available free online.  Please support children with papers they bring home to complete.


Online Revision 10 min SATS tests from CGP                                               CGP Information for Parents Click here 



At Greenwood we support children with their behaviour principles of emotional coaching and restorative approaches.


The five essential steps of Emotion Coaching:

  • Be aware of a child’s emotion
  • Recognise a child’s expression of emotion as a perfect moment for support and teaching
  • Listen with empathy and validate a child’s feelings
  • Help a child learn to label their emotions with words
  • Helping a child to solve problems or deal with upsetting situations appropriately


"Helping children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them."   (Gottman 1996)


Restorative approaches enable those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right. Restorative approaches refer to a range of methods and strategies which can be used both to prevent relationship-damaging incidents from happening and to resolve them if they do happen. Restorative approaches are built on values which separate the person from the behaviour. They promote accountability and seek to repair any harm caused in a situation


‘Bringing out the best……in everyone!’


For more information about how we celebrate positive achievements, how the behaviour charts in the classroom are used, further support or exclusion information please look on the ‘Parents’ tab of the website and view the full policy.

SATs 2022- The children are expected to sit their SATS in the week beginning 9th May 2022


 Date  Paper  
 Monday 9th May 2022  SPAG- spelling, punctuation and grammar paper  
 Tuesday 10th May 2022 Reading Test     
 Wednesday 11h May 2022 Maths paper 1 and Maths paper 2  
 Thursday 12th May 2022 Maths paper 3  


Please note that throughout the year we have to collect evidence to inform our teacher assessments for writing, maths, reading and science.


This half term, after-school booster sessions will take place on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm to 4.00pm and mornings 8.30-9.00.

All of the adults are boostering the children on SPAG, Reading and Mathematics. 

'Flexi-boosters' also take place on a daily basis during school time in afternoons to assist the children in their learning. 


We must stress the importance of completing ALL the homework we ask your child to complete.

1. All children should read daily. Even if your child is a confident reader, they should be reading independently to encourage a love of books and a greater understanding of the written word. Children should record their daily reading in their reading record. There are five spaces in the book for each week. If children are not reading regularly then they will be asked to attend a reading catch up session one playtime a week.

2. All children will receive weekly spellings in addition to a PurpleMash task. These will be usually be set on a Friday and tested on a Wednesday and islinked to past spellings for the SATs and spelling patterns for year six. This is now an important part of the new spelling, punctuation and grammar test (SPAG) (worth 20 marks out of 70 in the test).

3. Each Friday, the children will receive a mixture of other homework (Enquiry and Maths focus for Autumn), which will be due to be completed by the following Wednesday. 

Times Tables Rockstars

All children have a log on for Time Tables Rockstars. This is a multiplication skills online game that we have invested in to increase recall of up to 12x table. We create regular battles with other year groups and amongst Year 6 for this. Please support children playing at home. Children have their log in details in their reading diaries if they forget them. 

Physical Education (PE)

 PE is on Wednesday afternoons each week with Mrs Aspinall.


Indoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark shorts (black or navy blue) and trainers or plimsolls.

Outdoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark jogging bottoms (black or navy blue), dark sweatshirt and trainers. Jewellery must not be worn on PE days.

If your child can not take part in PE for medical reasons a letter should be sent to Mrs Aspinall.

Also on Wednesdays your child will be taught a one hour session on the Holocaust by Mrs Younger. This is extremely important as it links to the trips we are going on in the Autumn term.