Welcome back to Term Four

Year 6 – Redwood Class

Class Information

Year 6 Class Teacher (and KS2 Lead): Mr Millbank

Year 6 Higher Level Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Martin

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Welcome to Redwood Class (Year 6)

I know most of you know me (if not all of you) but I’m Mr Millbank and I am your teacher. You are also very lucky to have Mrs Martin as your teaching assistant. I’m really excited to have all of you in my class!

You will see that within your end-of-year school report pack I will include a topic web for you so that you know some of what we will be learning about in each subject. I will also include information about your homework linked to our topics.

The main thing for me to do is to ensure that learning in class is fun and enjoyable and ask you all, that you try your best in everything that you do!

Lastly, we ensure to follow the national curriculum for the primary curriculum in England for programmes of study and attainment targets for KS2.

We look forward to welcoming you into Redwood Class!


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

Redwood Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Our learning this year will be based on the topics below and will change accordingly each term. Parents will receive a Topic Web and ‘Did You Know’ at the start of each term informing them about what the children will be learning. This will also be available below to download.

At Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School, we have introduced ‘100 Things Before I Leave Horton Kirby Primary, this helps to give children the opportunity to tick off big items throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities KS2 get to complete include:

#3 Stargaze at Greenwich Observatory and Planetarium
#7 Learn to swim
#8 Learn to ride a bicycle safely on a road
#9 Go on a trip away from home
#14 Kayak and canoe
#21 Ride a zip wire
#41 Cook a meal from scratch
#48 Take part in a Talent Show (Horton Kirby’s Got Talent)
#52 Help a charity
#96 Apply for a job (Head Girl/Boy)
#97 Be a tour guide

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages

TermTopic NameTopic WebKnowledge OrganiserFun FactsGlossary
1Hola MexicoTerm 1 Topic WebTerm 1 Knowledge OrganiserTopic 1 Fun FactsTerm 1 Glossary
2A Child's War (WW2)Term 2 Topic WebTerm 2 Knowledge OrganiserTerm 2 Fun FactsTerm 2 Glossary
3Alchemy Island
4Alchemy Island
5Scream Machine
6Beast Creator

Home Learning

Each term, pupils will be given the opportunity to enhance their learning through extra research regarding their topic. The downloads below will be updated each term to help pupils expand their knowledge and reinforce their learning from class.

Homework Letter (Term 1 - Hola Mexico)
Home Learning Ideas (Term 1 - Hola Mexico)
Homework Letter (Term 2 - A Child's War WW2)
Home Learning Ideas (Term 2 - A Child's War WW2)

Useful Parent Resources in Year 6

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.