Y6, Blackman Class


Hello, and welcome to Year 6!

Ms Skeggs and Ms Rutherford will be the class teachers in Year 6, working alongside Mrs Clifton and Ms DeSouza who will be supporting the class.

Our class’ namesake is Malorie Blackman, who was born in Clapham! She has written many fantastic stories including ‘Cloud Bursting’, ‘Hacker’ and ‘Noughts and Crosses’. We will be dipping into these this year and would love for children and parents to let us know the ones they enjoyed reading together at home too.

This year is very important as it is the last year of primary school and also the SATS year. The children understand that they are role models for the rest of the school, and will be carrying out some very important jobs to prepare them for secondary school and their lives beyond. They will also have regular reading and homework set. Please help your child by reading to and with them, and discussing their reading book using the parental questions. Please also make sure that they bring their reading book in every day and to remember to bring their homework back on time.

This term will start with our topic “A Child’s War”.  We will be learning about how it felt to be a child during World War 2, in addition to special visits and an Evacuee themed day. You can see this in more detail, as well as the other topics for the year on our curriculum page on the website.

If you have any expertise or resources that may enrich our children’s learning and bring the past to life, please let us know, we would love to hear from you.

Our timetable includes science on Monday, where we will be investigating electricity with lots of fun experiments, our topic work on a Tuesday, PE on a Wednesday and a Friday (please ensure your child has their PE kit), Computing and Music on a Thursday and Art or Design Technology on a Friday.  Maths and English will take place daily.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are out on the playground after school every day, or you can make an appointment with the school office to see us. 

Thank you for all your help and support over this important year.

Ms Skeggs and Ms Rutherford