Year 6 2021 - 2022

Miss Tyrer 6LT

Miss Tyrer 6LT

Hi everyone! I am Miss Tyrer, and I am delighted to be entering my 6th year of teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I cannot wait to spend another year as part of such an exciting and creative school, and I am thrilled to be continuing my journey as a Year 6 teacher.

I have a real passion for Maths, and I am incredibly proud to be the Maths subject leader for Woodlands. Even though I found the subject a challenge when I was at school, I love teaching children to become confident mathematicians, able to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts to challenging and complex problems.

When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going climbing and bouldering. You will often find me at Boulder Hut (with my brother Ben), climbing the walls and trying not to fall off! If I am not out climbing, I am usually in the gym or watching football because I am a huge fan of the game.

I believe that in order to succeed it is vital to work as a team and support one another through all of the exciting challenges a new year can bring. I cannot wait to get to know you all better and learn all about your hopes, dreams and aspirations!

Miss Moore 6IM

Miss Moore 6IM

Hi! I am Miss Moore and this will be my third year at Woodlands Primary School. I can't wait to have the privilege of teaching our class again in Year 6.

I am particularly passionate about maths and I enjoy teaching fun and engaging science lessons. I am the computing subject lead at Woodlands and my favourite thing is planning new and creative ways to use technology in the classroom across school. I also love teaching art and SMSC because they can be such meaningful and expressive subjects.

When I am not in school, I enjoy watching live music, watching Manchester City and other football teams and spending time with my friends and family.

I can't wait to learn even more about all of you in your final year at Woodlands and be a part of your wonderful journey in Year 6.

Let's make this our best year ever!

Welcome to Year 6!

Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is...


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In this topic, the children will develop their understanding of South America and its geography. The children will be focusing on the location of countries and major cities in South America as well as knowing the key physical and human characteristics of the continent.  Children will look specifically at endangered animals that inhabit or used to inhabit these countries and why they are struggling to survive there.

In Literacy this term, we will be reading Can We Save The Tiger? by Martin Jenkins.

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'Humans have changed the world a lot over the years - to make room for ourselves and to produce the things we need. Some of the other animals and plants we share the earth with have coped with the changes very well. But some haven't...'.

Mastery Keys 

  • Enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • Use modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis


Exploring Guided Reading in the Primary Grades - KNILT

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Into the Jungle by Katherine Rundell

"Tell me a story?” Mowgli said. It was a very wet day in the Seoni hills. Rain thrummed down outside the cave, churning the forest floor into mud, but inside it was warm and dry. It was the weather for story-telling.

A collection of charming and exciting origin stories for all Kipling’s best-loved characters from The Jungle Book, written for younger readers by Katherine Rundell. 

Mastery Keys 

  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions
  • Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph


This half term, we will complete our work on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) before moving on to looking at fractions, decimals and percentages as part of our new unit of work.

In our Four Operations topic we will:

1.     Multiply multi digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method.

2.    Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division and interpret remainders.

3.    Divide number up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the short division method where appropriate.

4.    Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers

5.    Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers. 

6.    Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

7.    Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in context, deciding which methods to use and why.

In our Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Topic we will:

1.    Recognise equivalent fractions

2.    Use common factors to simplify fractions

3.    Compare and order fractions less than 1

4.    Compare and order fractions more than 1

5.    Convert mixed and improper fractions

6.    Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers

7.    Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions (writing the answer in the simplest form) e.g. (1/4 + 1/2 = 1/8)

8.    Divide proper fractions by whole numbers e.g. (1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6)

9.    Find a fraction of an amount


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Year 6 will have P.E and COJOs on Thursdays and Fridays. This is slightly different for Autumn term and the details are below:

From 19.10.21 - 30.11.21, 6IM will be going swimming on Tuesdays. During these times, 6IM will need to come in PE kit on Tuesdays (and bring their swimming kit with them) and Fridays.

6LT will need to wear their PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays for this half term.


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