Sycamore Class



Welcome to year Sycamore class. We are a class of year 6’s in our final year at primary school and will be working hard to meet the high expectations, expected of us.


Our class is taught by Mr Stephens, with support from Miss Maple and  Mrs Anthony.



Y6 summer overview

Meet The Teacher Night sycamore ppt

As a class, we are developing all of our existing skills, as well as learning new ones and will have fun on this wonderful journey. If you have any worries or concerns then don’t hesitate to speak to us, we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see us with Mrs. Nicholls at the front office.


SATs will take place the Week commencing 14th May 2018. From the start of the summer term, to then, we will be working hard to make sure that all children meet the expected standard, in all areas.

SATs info evening










Post SATs

After SAT’s, the children will continue with their writing as their teacher assessed writing, does not need to be in until June. The children will also be completing bike ability, year 6 production and a range of enterprise activities

Reading at home

We would like your children to read at least three times a week at home, more if possible. We have a reward system in place where your child’s diary is stamped along with their reading card, and prizes to be won too. 



Maths is really important to us, so we need to keep learning our times tables and basic facts.  If we can spend 5 minutes per day practicing them, as well as learning the times tables sent home on Fridays, this will really help in our learning and ability to understand many mathematical concepts.  We have a Maths Time Table Championship in class which we complete every week and we would love to see every child reach the top.


This term, the children will be learning all about evolution and inheritance; exploring the pioneering work of Charles Darwin and replicating his famous study on finches. They will look closely at adaptations to extreme environments and how adaptations can lead to the evolution of a species.  The children will also be learning about the circulatory system and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They will develop their investigation, observation practical skills, in order to develop their scientific enquiry skills.


History and Geography

The focus this term will be on Industrial Revolution. We will look at Chorley’s human and physical features. Why the Industrial Revolution was so prevalent in the local area. We are planning a visit to Chorley library to look at their archive of maps to see how Chorley has changed over the years. The impact it had then and now. We are hoping to have some visitors come into school to share with us their memories of working in some of Chorley’s old mills.

Art and DT

In line with our topic of The Industrial Revolution, we will be focusing our attention on looking at the local area to support our DT and using our Science unit (inheritance and evolution), to support our Art units. In Art, we will be looking at creating 3D papier mache hybrid animals, with a focus on looking at inherited and adapted traits for animals they may come up with. During DT, we will be focussing on the local area, so we will be looking at making our own Chorley cakes (maybe with a twist). We will look at health and safety, as well as healthy eating too.



Spellings rules and use of vocabulary are taught throughout the week, and consist of Star Spelling and No Nonsense Spelling.  There will be a spelling test every Friday to see how the children are getting on.


Over the next term, we will continue to support the children’s learning by sending home homework. Instead of sending homework out weekly. We will send out small pieces 3 nights a week to make it more manageable for the children. These will consist of SPaG, Maths and Reading. Spellings will also go out on Monday (to be finished on Friday).