Giraffes (Year 6 W)

Hello and welcome to our class page!

On this page you will find:

   - The home learning grid for the Spring term

   - Spelling: link to and where your children can practise from a selection of the Year 5/6 words in preparation for SATs (where words are chosen at random based on the selection of spelling rules).

   - Topic grid for ‘A New World' 

   - Useful links (see below for more information)

Important information:

   - PE days – Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school on a Monday morning. Kits will come home on Friday. As it gets colder, please ensure they have both shorts and trousers. 

   - Home Learning to be in by Friday each week. Home learning activities will be part of the home learning pack or will be sent home on a Friday.

   - Reading records should come into school on Friday. Ideally, they should be with your child every day as they can also record any reading they do in school.

   - Spellings should come into school ready for Thursday spelling tests.

Helpful information for Parents:

One is which explains the majority of what is taught in KS1 & KS2. It usually has written and visual examples to help clarify the explanations. 

The second is a Youtube Channel run by Mr Thorne - Most of his videos are aimed at EYFS/KS1 but if you go to playlists you can find 'Mr Thorne Does Grammar' which has concepts we teach in KS2.

Further information on 'useful links':


Both Times Tables Rock Stars and Prodigy require a login which your children have been given in school. These websites are a great way to boost your children's maths skills and have are designed to target their specific areas of weakness. Prodigy analyses how your children are doing and sets questions accordingly; Times Tables Rock Stars has tables set by the teacher - if they want to practise all of their tables, they can do so by playing in Studio Mode.

The last maths link is for a website which has many quick games split into the different areas of maths, e.g. sequencing and ordering.


Spelling games include the links: Spelling Central, Spelling Frame and Spelling Shed.

 - Spelling Central allows your children to input their spelling list (which can be found on this web page) and play a variety of games with them.

 - Spelling Frame uses vocabulary from the Y5 & 6 spelling list. In addition to the usual games which they can practise their spellings on, this website also allows the children to hear the words being spoken.

- Spelling Shed is the programme that Year 6 currently use to teach and learn spellings. It follows a prescribed set of steps to help children learn spelling patterns in a progressive manner.

The links 'Spelling & Grammar Games', 'Comma Practise' and 'Adjectives Practise' are for your children to practise a range of grammar. 'Spelling and Grammar Games' is a link to the TopMarks website which has a wide range of games - they don't just have to use the games the link takes them to.

Kind regards,

Mr Euan Mann

Giraffes Class Teacher

Karly Marchant


Home Learning Project Week 1 Y5&6.pdf

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Learning at Home Years 5&6.pdf

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Spring Term Topic Map.docx

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Home Learning Grid Spring 1.docx

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100 Books 5 and 6.pdf

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Prodigy Maths Game

Times Tables Rockstars

National Geographic Kids

BBC Bitesize KS2

Spelling Central

Spelling Frame

Spelling & Grammar Games

Comma Practise

Adjectives Practise

Maths Games

My Mini Maths

Spelling Shed