Year 6 2023 - 2024

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Welcome to 5/6LT: another exciting year in Woodlands Primary School!

Hello everyone! I am Miss Tyrer and I am delighted to be entering my 8th year of teaching at Woodlands. 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 at Woodlands as a Year 5/6 teacher and as the phase leader for UKS2.

I love teaching all subjects and seeing children shine across the curriculum. This year, I am excited to be leading English across the whole school! I am incredibly passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in all children, and I love how writing allows us to express our creativity in so many different ways.
When I am not in school, I am often busy renovating my very first home which I bought in July 2021 (and is still very much work in progress!), and trying to stop my pet cat – Hugo – from destroying the place! I also really enjoy going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
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 Shepherd 6BS

Miss Shepherd 6BS

Hello, I’m Miss Shepherd and I’m extremely excited to be your Year 6 teacher at Woodlands Primary
School this year! I will be entering my third year at Woodlands and I am extremely excited to be leading
PE across the school this year.
In Year 6 there are lots of exciting things to look forward to and, other than the core subjects, we will be
working on topics such as: The Ancient Greeks (one of my favourites), Early Islamic Civilization and
Wars over time!
When I am not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my three dogs Cleo, Lottie
and Mila. I love listening to music and going to concerts of my favourite artists as well as going on long
walks with the dogs, who tend to get very muddy!
I am passionate about all things art related and history as these were some my favourite subjects I
studied. We are going to work hard but at the same time I’m sure we will have a fantastic year together.

Mrs Megginson 6DM

Mrs Megginson 6DM

Welcome to Year 6!

Hello. I am Mrs Megginson and I will be your teacher in September. I am really excited that we will be working together! This will be my seventh year teaching at Woodlands and I am the History lead at our school.

Outside of school I like to spend time with my family and friends. I have 2 children. My son has just finished university and my daughter is in high school, but it doesn’t seem that long ago since they were in Year 6! We are all big music fans in our family - we like to go to music concerts and festivals together, go camping and walking in the woods or on a beach.

I am thrilled to be part of the Y6 team. We have worked together as part of the Upper Key Stage 2 team and we want to make your final year at Woodlands one to remember! We already have lots of exciting ideas and plans in place for you. I know we will have a great year together. I want our classroom to be a busy, happy place and I can’t wait for us to get going.

Welcome to Year 6!


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Our history topic this term is...


War Over Time


By the end of Autumn Term, we will know when World War 1 and World War 2 began and ended and some of the main countries involved in the wars. We will know some of the main reasons why the wars began and the impact the wars had on the people of Britain. We will know how women’s roles changed before, during and after the wars.  We will make comparisons between WWI and WWII, and we will understand the consequences of the First and Second World War, and the ways in which Britain had to rebuild post war. We will have considered what has been learned from WW1 and WW2 and make connections to modern day wars and conflicts. 




In English this term, our focus text is The Day War Came by Nicola Davies

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 This emotive pictture book tells the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey – all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious... 


Our mastery targets in English this term are:

  • *Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
  • *Use a variety of verb forms correctly and consistently including the progressive and the present perfect forms

  • *Link ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices

  • *Use organisational and presentational devices to structure the text


Exploring Guided Reading in the Primary Grades - KNILT


This term, we will be reading, 'When We Were Warriors' by Emma Carroll in our whole class reading sessions.

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A body washed up on the beach . . .
Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets . . .
An animal rescue service . . .

Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. 

Mastery Keys 


*Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence.

*Evaluate authors’ language choice, including figurative language. 

*Make comparisons within and across books   




In Autumn 2, we will be focusing on the topics 'The Four Operations' and 'Fractions' in maths lessons.


Our mastery targets for the four operations unit are:

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

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

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

4.   Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations

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



Our mastery targets for the fractions unit are:

  1. Recognise equivalent fractions.
  2. Use common factors to simplify fractions.
  3. Compare and order fractions less than one.
  4. Compare and order fractions greater than one.
  5. Convert mixed and improper fractions.
  6. Add and subtract fractions with different denominations (including mixed number fractions).
  7. Multiply pairs of fractions.
  8. Divide fractions by whole numbers.
  9. Find a fraction of an amount.  




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Year 6 will have P.E and COJO's on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure children have a weather-appropriate kit for these P.E. days, which includes a white top and black/navy joggers/shorts. Both PE sessions may take place outside for this half term, so it may be best for children to wear an outdoor kit for both lessons.




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