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DistingtonCommunity School

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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page!

We are a class of 16 children. Our teachers are Mrs Sanderson and Mrs Rao and our teaching assistant is Mrs Norman.



    Key Information:

    • Our PE day is every TUESDAY.
    • Homework will be given out every Friday and it is to be returned the following Thursday.
    • Read five times a week to gain your Strive for Five target - reading records will be checked daily so please make sure you sign your child's record once they have read. 
    • Snack money will be £1 per week. 
    • Should you need to contact me you can either ring the school office, message me on Class Dojo or email me at:


    End of year performance:

    In preparation for the end of year performance the children will need to practice a range of songs and dances as well as their own character's line. Below are some links to help. 



    A whole New World

    Friend Like Me


    Arabian music




    Arabian Nights



    Keep checking back here for updates and pictures of our work! 

    Spring Term 

    We have had such a busy spring term. Please check Class Dojo to find out more of what we have been up to.

    Autumn Term 


    We have enjoyed learning about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons this term. We learned all about their boats and looked at weaponry and even made our own Anglo-Saxon oat cakes. 

    We have enjoyed learning how to play benchball this term also. 

    Halloween 2021



    Last years adventures 

    Making Apple Crumble - we picked apples from the tree in our playground then researched a recipe. We made the crumble practicing our peeling, cutting and mixing skills. We then wrote the method upon our English books before we finally ate the delicious crumble!


    Vocabulary is a key focus this year. We will be doing lots of searching and investigating new words throughout the year to improve our language skills and understanding and writing skills. 


    Here we worked as a table group to organise adjectives into positive and negative language and used a dictionary to define any unfamiliar words. 

    PE - this term we have been studying gymnastics and have enjoyed practicing our balancing skills. 

    Fruit tasting 

    As part of our topic 'The rainforest' we have been trying lots of different fruits that grow in the rainforest. Some of the fruit we were already familiar with but others were new to us including the persimmon fruit. See Earwig for more pictures of this session. 

    More fun and games from the Autumn term...

    Spring Term 

    We spent the first part of the half term at home in lockdown. We continued our studies looking at WWII and multiplication in math. We completed lessons on zoom and held some fun live game sessions where we could see our friends. 


    We have been super busy on our return to school, we have made our own Anderson Shelters and spitfires, learned all about our emotions during our wellness sessions and discussed things we can do when feeling anxious. In Science we have been looking at forces; we have designed our own t-shirt with positive affirmations for Red Nose Day and have created acrostic poems and blurbs in English - all in four weeks! 


    Parents can see a more thorough look at our activities on Earwig but below is a quick snapshot of some of the above activities. 

    Summer Term 

    We have enjoyed spending time in our new sensory room this term and helping train our new therapy dog - Buster.

    This term we have been learning all about our emotions and have drawn what we think different emotions may look like and have made worry monsters to take home.

    We have became PE leaders this term. We have been trained by our sports leader Amy to create games, make rules and make sure the other children play fair and have fun.

    Performance poetry

    Still image for this video

    Bike Ability 

    The children have enjoyed learning about the rules of the road and how to stay safe on their bikes. Thank you to our trainers from cyclewise who have taken us out around our village. 



    Reading is so important to children as it allows them to develop in so many areas - reading skills; listening skills; social skills; developing an imagination and writing skills to name a few. Please try to encourage your child to read as much as possible. Below are some questions to help you when listening and reading to your child. 

    Below is some questions which you can ask your child to help to continue to develop their comprehension skills.

    Useful resources:


    Websites which require logins (these will have been sent home with your child but please email if you have lost these)


    Free to use website (some may require you to sign up)