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!

Summer 1



Our history topic this term is...


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In this topic, we will discover who the Ancient Greeks were, where they lived and when in history they thrived. We will learn about the characteristic features and key achievements of Ancient Greek civilisations; one our key focuses will be on the development of Ancient Greek democracy which we will compare to democratic processes in Britain today.




In English this term, our focus text is The Twits by Roald Dahl


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Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together, they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the ghastly, evil Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage.


Our mastery targets in English this term are:

  • *Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • *Descrive settings, characters and atmoshpere in short narratives using a range of noun phrases and figurative language
  • *Use a range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs


This term, we will be reading, 'Great Adventurers' by Alastair Humpherys in our whole class reading sessions.

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Did you know that when Dervla Murphy was 30, she set off on her simple, not-at-all-fancy bicycle and cycled from Dunkirk to Delhi? Or that she once crossed a river when the bridge had broken by holding onto a cow? What about prolific traveller Ibn Battuta, who left Morocco on a donkey aged 21 and didn't come home for 30 years? This is an inspiring introduction to 20 adventurers and explorers from the last 700 years, all of whom inspired the author to go adventuring himself, including four years of cycling around the world. 


Mastery Keys 


*Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

*Distinguish between fact and opinion

*Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph



In Summer 1, Year 6 will be focusing on the topics of Algebra and Position and Direction in maths lessons, following and adapting the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. They will also be revising previous topics in the lead up to their SATs assessments in May. 

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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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