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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.

Year 6 2018-19

Below is our long term planning document for Year 6. It shows the wide variety of learning that will take place in year 6 this academic year.

Eden Camp - Nov 2018

As part of our history topic studying World War II, we visited Eden Camp in Malton. We visited many of the shelters which contained artefacts and reconstructions of different aspects of the war. Exhibitions spanned the whole timeline of the war and included Evacuees, Rationing, The Blitz and many other aspects. We also visited the POW Exercise Compound and the fantastic gift shop. The children, and adults, all had a fantastic day. Have a look at some of the pictures below.

World War II

Sept - Nov 2018

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 on Wednesday 21st November as part of our learning.


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 - Active reading task (due in on Monday in time for our comprehension session)

Spelling - Spelling list to complete and extra spelling activities to earn Spellvis points. Please ensure your spelling book is in school on Fridays to stick in your new tasks.

Maths - Arithmetic test and number skills. This will be given out on Fridays and is due in no later than Wednesday.

All homework will be given out on Fridays.

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.

This year we have invested in the Reading Plus online reading scheme to help increase the reading speed and comprehension of children in Y6. Every child has their own account and can access this at school and at home. It has had an extremely positive impact so far and we will be continuing to use this resource throughout the year.

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.