Year 6 - Pine


Welcome To Our Year 6 (Pine) Class Page

Mrs Godding

Teaching Assistants:

Mr Sutton and Mrs Payne




Welcome to Year 6 and your final year at St John's - we are going to make it your best!

This is going to be your time to shine with the opportunity in the first few weeks to apply for a leadership role - perhaps you see yourself as part of our Head Ambassador team, helping in the library or maybe becoming a House Captain for your house?  There are lots of roles and we'll be talking about it soon.


Twitter is updated regularly, so you'll see lots of learning and experiences taking place on there.  We are very excited to start working with you and helping you succeed in all aspects of your final year so please let us know if we can help in any way.  Mrs Godding can be contacted on


Parents' Evening is taking place on Wednesday 18th October.

Curriculum - Autumn 1



Street Child by Berlie Doherty

This is a gripping adventure, set in London in the 1860s.  Focussed on runaway - Jim Jarvis, this story is based on the true story of the orphan whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge.



Arithmetic and times tables

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division



Under our first topic are of the 'family' we will be questioning if you have to earn love and who provides us with 'unconditional love'.



All Living things

  1. Describing how living things are classified into broad groups
  2. Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.



Exploring what 'conflict over time' has been and using sources to develop a knowledge of specific historical events and their effect.

We will be visiting the Imperial War Museum North as part of this topic.



Computing systems and networks - communication and collaboration.



Dance relating to World War One




Mental and emotional health:

Challenging negative thoughts and feelings

What is stereotyping?

How can the internet positively and negatively affect our mental health?



Visiting a Spanish town



Structures - designing and creating playgrounds


Physical Education

It's advisable to bring your PE kit into school and leave it on your peg.  However, you will be changing into PE kit on the following days (and not coming into school with it on):

  • Monday
  • Friday





Please login into Atom Prime each week: 


You will find your English and maths tasks on there.  Have a go at the tasks set because it will not only adapt to your answers (to make sure it's at the right level for you) but also help you with where you went wrong.  


You will be taking spellings home weekly - these reflect the rules we work on in class and any words you need to work on personally.  Please learn these words so you can spell them accurately in your writing.  It's also important to learn the following Year 5 and 6 statutory words:

Please ensure you are reading regularly at home using a book provided from school - we recommend 30 minutes a day.  Please ensure that school books are returned regularly.  This is monitored.