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Whingate Primary School

Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Headteacher: Stephen Archer

01132 638 910

Welcome to Year 6!

We enjoy our last year at Whingate with Mrs Walker, Miss Dean, Mrs Gatenby, Miss Loney, Mrs Croll and Miss Boocock.

World War II

This term we are learning all about life during World War II. In history we will be learning about key events which shaped the course of the war and researching life for children during this time. In literacy, we will be exploring and writing recounts of life during The Blitz before looking in more detail at life for evacuees. Our reading texts will also support our World War II research, reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. We will be uploading some of our work shortly so watch this space! We will also be visiting Eden Camp in November as part of our learning.

Eden Camp

We had a fantastic day at Eden Camp in York. We spent lots of time exploring the various huts on the camp and got a chance to step back in time to some events during the war: the Blitz, Evacuation, and life on board the U-Boats. The puppet show was very entertaining and we sang some songs from the war with the usual Whingate gusto. We also got the chance to complete an army assault course and managed to pose for a picture or two!


Y6 Author Focus - Michael Morpurgo

This year, children in Year 6 will be encouraged to read as many books as possible by the author Michael Morpurgo. This will enable children to build up a strong understanding of the themes and conventions in texts by this author. We will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom, Escape from Shangri-La, Friend or Foe and The Giant's Necklace in class. All of the other titles will be available for children to read for their home readers.


Each week, children will be expected to complete a variety of homework tasks to support their in class learning. Tasks include:

Reading - Comprehension task

Spelling - Spelling list to complete and extra spelling activities to earn Spellvis points

Maths - Arithmetic test and number skills

Homework will be given out on Fridays and we expect it to be returned on or before Wednesday of the following week. 

Children will also be expected to read each week and return their book bag on their designated day, signed by an adult. All books books read (chapters in longer texts) will count towards the reading challenge.

Spellvis Challenge!

 Every week, children need to complete a minimum of 100 points  in their spelling journal. Awards will be given to children as they meet the different milestones. There will also be an award for Speller of the Week - the child who puts the most effort into their spelling journal homework.


PE Days

Indoor PE - Thursdays

  • White t-shirt
  • Black/Navy shorts

Outdoor PE - Fridays

  • White t-shirt
  • Black/Navy shorts or jogging bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Tracksuit top for colder sessions


Please ensure your child also has their trainers in school everyday to enable them to get the most out of our new running track.