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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 2019-20

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.

World War II

Sept - Nov 2019

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 as part of our learning.


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 will continue to use the Reading Plus online reading scheme to help increase the reading speed and comprehension of children in Y6. This scheme has proved to be extremely successful at developing fluency and has enabled children to make more progress with their reading. Every child has their own account and can access this at school and at home. 

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