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Year 6 - Swordfish class

Welcome to Swordfish Class' Webpage!


Reminder: year 6 pupils should be completing 4 assignments in Mathletics each week.

There is a weekly lunchtime session on Thursday in the computer suite for children to catch-up.


Swordfish Class welcomes feedback on this webpage and ideas to improve it.

Please email with any suggestions; put subject title: Swordfish Webpage. 


Scroll down to find useful documents with details of Year 6 expectations and current learning in the classroom.

Swordfish Class Learning Areas

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Our new topic for the Spring term is ......... VILE VICTORIANS!

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Our new topic for the Spring term  is ......... VILE VICTORIANS!  2
There will be a 'Victorian Day' - so look out for the announcement!

Religious Education (RE)


During the ​​​​​​first three days of the Spring term, Swordfish class will be exploring four miracles from the Bible and completing work for the display board outside the hall on the KS2 side.

The Miracles We Looked At

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Walking on water

Calming of the storm

Healing the Withered Hand

Healing the Demon-possessed Boy



Swordfish class will be reading and studying the text 'Street Child' written by Berlie Doherty, which is considered a modern classic and reflects aspects of 'poor' Victorian life. 

Front Cover of an edition of 'Street Child'

Front Cover of an edition of 'Street Child' 1

Spelling Issues - using apostrophes

Year 6:Long Multiplication

This video shows the method that Year 6 will be taught for the written calculation of long multiplication (there are also additional short multiplication and division reminders too).

The explanation makes reference to the importance of understanding the correct place value labels for the digits and where to put the additional tens and hundreds generated (at the base of each row of the calculation) as the partial products are completed.

The relevant NC14 objective for Year 6 pupils is:
I can multiply 4-digit numbers by a 2-digit number using the written method of long multiplication
e.g. 4037 x 34

Home Learning

It is expected that pupils will complete 4 Mathletics tasks, set by Mrs. Johnstone each week, which are linked to the mathematical learning for that week or previous weeks.


Pupils should read daily and record in their reading diary as appropriate - personal response comments with explanations about the reading are preferable to number of pages read and generic expressions, such as 'I liked it.', 'It.was good/boring.' 


Each week. pupils should bring home their Read, Write , Inc. spelling journals for parents to peruse. It will include spellings that the pupil has made mistakes with or found tricky. The class is currently reviewing the Year 4 programme of spellings, which include spellings from the Year3/4 NC14 spelling list (see below).


In the Spring term, there will be weekly revision sheets sent home for maths and english in preparation for SATs. The main requirement for the teacher is to know when there are difficulties with questions on these sheets or if they were too easy and not challenging enough. They will not be marked regularly and it is up to the pupil to approach their teacher if they require feedback about their sheets.  

Our Class - created by the pupils of Swordfish (work in progress)