Coppice Primary

Planting the seeds of
growth and

Hello and welcome to our Kestrel class page!

Meet the Team!

Miss Stallion

Class teacher


 Teaching Assistants






 Mr  Moreton                                                                        Mrs Shanley


Useful information:

End of Year 6 expectationsWord icon

Parent’s guide to our curriculum. The document below has each subject and what we will be covering up to Christmas!

Parent guide

Please find a welcome to Year 6 information booklet below, this should have everything that you need to know in it.

 Ambassador Awards 2017-2018

This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Year 6 children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

Information leaflet

Y6 ambassador award. What I need to do.

In Literacy this term we will be covering a range of genres, these are as follows: 

  • Discussion

Would you have preferred to live in the town or the country during the industrial revolution?

Should children work in factories? 

  • Detective/Crime


  • Flashback/time shift

 Harry Potter & the Philopshers Stone/The Goblet of Fire


Week 1 :


When and where was the Industrial Revolution?

Week 2:


Why was the Industrial Revolution important and what effect did this


Week 3:


What impact did the Industrial Revolution have on daily life?

Week 4 and 5:


How did the Industrial Revolution impact travel and was it an


Week 6:


How did this affect the average person?

What were the key things to come from the Industrial



Week 7:


What was the importance of coal and iron?

Week 8:


Who was Richard Arkwright? Why was he a significant figure?

What impact did this have? 

Week 9 and 10:


How has Cromford changed from the 18th century?

Week 11:


Arkwright Hero or Villain?

Week 12:


Why did people go to work in the mill?

Week 13:


What significant impact did Arkwright have on society as we know it?



What we are covering.

1 and 2

Number – place value

*Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.

*Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy, including decimals.

*Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.

*Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

3,4,5 and 6

Number - four operations

*Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

*Multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication.

*Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions or by rounding as appropriate for the context.

*Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using the formal written method of short division, interpreting remainders according to context.

*Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.

*Identify common factors and common multiples.

* Know prime numbers up to 50 with confidence.

*Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.

*Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

*Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.

* Calculate mentally, using efficient strategies.

* Use formal methods to solve multi-step problems.


Properties of shapes

*Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles.

*Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons.

*Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

8,9,10 and 11


*Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.

*Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1

*Add and subtract fractions with different denominations and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.

*Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example ¼ x ½  = 1/8 ]

*Divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 ]

*Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [ for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example 3/8 ]

*Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.


12 and 13

Position and direction

*Describe positions on the full coordinate grid -all four quadrants

*Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.



Convert units

* Convert between m and km

* Solve problems involving calculation and converting of units of measure


Testing week – Practice SATs


All of the pupils will be following the normal literacy and numeracy strategies along with science, ICT, topic etc. Please find below expected minimum homework requirements during this term.

Reading - 3 x 15mins per week - this will help the children to both build a love of literature and their stamina for reading longer texts - a skill needed for the end of Key Stage 2 SATS. When the children have completed this homework they will show Miss Stallion their Home/school diary which should have three comments in from their parent/guardian. If they have 3 comments and signatures stating that they read with an adult 3 times that week they will get a ark on the lass reading chart. The person with the most marks will win a prize at the end of each half term!

Maths - 1 set per week (Wednesday), they will also need to know their times tables up to 12 x 12

Spelling - 20 spellings per week.  Test every Friday - some of these will be common frequency words that the children do not always spell accurately

Literacy/SPAG - 1 piece per week (Friday)

Topic– 1 piece every week (personal learning log)

The ‘learning log’ is a piece of individual homework when your child may be imaginative, creative and resourceful in order to produce various pieces of work.  Children will be given around 9 tasks to complete for the half term at the start of each half term, these tasks are done at your child's leisure and the expectation is that their is 1 done per week, at the end of the half term your child will bring their learning log into class and they will share the work that they have completed with their peers they will then be collected in and marked.

Children will need PE or games kit throughout the week, this should include footwear for both indoors and outdoors. 

  • Blue or Black shorts

  • White T shirt

  • Jogging bottoms for outdoor PE

  • Change of socks - sweaty socks smell after PE

  • Roll on deodorant only

  • Black plimsolls

  • Trainers 


    Forthcoming dates in year 6:

 Monday 30th October – INSET day. School closed to the children.

Tuesday 31st October – First day of the school term!

Wednesday 1st November - trip to Arkwright Mill - remember your packed lunch!

Tuesday 7th November - Parents evening

Wednesday 8th November - Parents evening

 Thursday 9th November - Individual and family photographs

Friday 10th November - Bring and buy sale 3pm - 4pm

Monday 13th November - Anti bullying week!

Friday 17th November - Children in Need dress up day for £1

Tuesday 5th December - Christmas Fayre in the afternoon.

Thursday 14th December - Christmas carol concert in Church at 10.00am

Thursday 14th December - Christmas dinner for the children

Friday 15th December - Christmas carol concert in school at 9.15am

Monday 18th December - Pantomime in school

Tuesday 19th December - Ambassador awards assembly for children who have achieved their Bronze award (you will receive a letter to tell you if your child is receiving their award!)

Friday 22nd December - Party day and break up for Christmas!

Monday 8th January 2018 - First day back!