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.


Please find below the overview of the Spring term. The link will take you to a document showing you what your child will be learning about in each subject for the Spring term.

Subject Overview for Spring

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

 · Recount – biography and autobiography

The story of Lego and  Tudor biographies

· Classic fiction /Older fiction

e.g Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth animated tales of Shakespeare Mr Shakespeare’s Plays

· Novel as a theme My Tudor Queen: The Diary of Eva De Puebla, London 1501-1513

· Poems with imagery The Sea – James Reeves Fog – Carl Sandburg Its Spring – John Foster The Wind – Stanley Cook Winter – Judith Nichols

This term we are looking at Shakespeare and The Tudors.

Week 1 :  Question

How important were the Tudor times?

Week 2:  Question

How did the Tudors come into power?

Week 3:  Question

Who were the most influential monarchs in Tudor times? [Partake theatre]

Week 4:  Question

How did Henry VIII change Great Britain?       

Week 5:  Question

Why did Henry VIII get married so many times?

Week 6:  Question

What was it like to live in Tudor times?

Week 7:  Question

How important was exploration to the Tudors?

Week 8:  Question

Who was William Shakespeare?

Week 9:  Question

What influence did William Shakespeare have on plays today?

Week 10: Question

Is William Shakespeare the greatest playwright of all time?























Spring – 6 weeks/4 weeks


*Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to 3dp.

*Multiply one digit numbers with up to 2dp by whole numbers.

*Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places.

*Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.


*Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison.

*Recall and use equivalences between simple FDP including in different contexts.


*Use simple formulae  - substituting values into simple formula to solve problems

*Generate and describe linear number sequences.

*Express missing number problems algebraically.

*Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.

*Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

Measure – perimeter, area and volume

*Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.

*Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes.

*Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.

*Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cm3, m3 and extending to other units (mm3, km3)

Properties of shapes

*Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles.

* Recognise, build and simple 3D shapes, including making nets.

*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.

* Solve problems involving shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found

*Illustrate and name parts of a circle- radius, diameter and circumference – know that diameter is twice the radius.




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 - 10 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 (Wednesday)

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 8th January 2018 - First day back!

Wednesday 17th January 2018- Young Voices concert at Sheffield!

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Ambassador assembly

Friday 16th February 2017 - Last day of half term!