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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Mr Austin (6A), Mrs Pearson (6P) and Mr Pausey (6S)


What an important, flourishing and fun year - Year 6 is! It is very busy and action packed but also very rewarding and developmental.

As a year group, we have exciting topics, trips and lessons planned and look forward to the learning journey we have in store.

As a school and year group, we continue to be independent learners and use our growth mindset every day to learn from mistakes, this is particularly important in Year 6 especially in our preparation for secondary school. We set an example to the rest of the school and have increased responsibilities. We look forward to seeing what the year has to offer and we want to make the most of the opportunities in our last year of primary school.


Please contact any of us on if you need to ask us any questions or discuss anything with us.


Acting and Singing audition information and links can be found at the bottom of the music page! Please click the link below:

The music page has the links pictured below:

On Wednesday the 10th January, 'History Off The Page' came in to give us a brilliantly immersive Victorian experience day. All the children dressed up in Victorian costumes and took part in a Victorian school morning, led by John from History Off The Page. The children sat in rows, in boys and girls and wrote using charcoal slates and quills. They got a small taste of Victorian 'discipline' as well! 


After lunch, the children got hands on with a whole bunch of genuine Victorian artefacts, ranging from toys and games, to clothes. They also had a chance to make a range of Victorian past-times as well, such as spinning tops.


All in all, it was an excellent day enjoyed by all children and adults. A special thank you to the parents who helped to volunteer as well.

Welsh Harp Centre 27th and 28th of November

On Monday and Tuesday this week, year 6 attended the Welsh Harp Centre in London. This is an outdoor learning centre with rivers, ponds and woodland. The children took part in an activity called 'Water Woes', which involved looking at how pollution affects water and the creatures in it. The children had a great day testing the pollution levels of the water, as well as comparing the different types of life in clean and polluted water. The children were able to draw on their knowledge from the Geography work we have done this term, as well as the river work they did in year 3. Despite it being a tad cold and rainy, the children had a brilliant time. Here is what they got up to!

River Dart information talk

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Dates for Autumn Term 2:

31st October - Flu vaccinations

1st November - Parents evening

2nd November - Parents evening

6th November - Inset Day

9th November - SEN parents evening

13th November - Sports Ambassador week

15th November - Maths parent workshop

17th November - Children In Need mufti

20th November - Scholastic book fair week

24th November - PTA Xmas fair

27th November - 6S and 6P @ Welsh Harp Centre

28th November - 6A @ Welsh Harp Centre


1st December - Performing arts show

14th December - Santa Dash

15th December - Year 6 Xmas enterprise market

19th December - Xmas jumper day & 2:15 finish


Dates for Spring 1

Thursday 4th January - Back to school

Wednesday 10th January - Victorian dress up hook day

Thursday 18th January - History open afternoon

Friday 2nd February - PTA discos

Monday 5th February - Book look after school

Tuesday 6th February - Book look before school

Wednesday 7th February - KS1 farmers market

Friday 9th February - Break up for half term!


Dates for Spring 2

Monday 19th February - INSET day

Tuesday 20th February - SEND parents evening

Wednesday 21st February - SEND parents evening

Monday 26th February - Friday 1st March - Bikeability groups 1 - 4

Tuesday 27th February - Parents evening

Wednesday 28th February - Parents evening

Monday 4th March - Friday 8th March - Bikeability groups 5 - 8

Friday 8th March - World book day

Thursday 28th March - Break up for Easter - 2:15pm finish


Other dates for your diary

River dart! 15th - 19th April



Spring Topic Web

Our WAC Topics 

Autumn Term- Do we always appreciate what we've got?

Geography focus: Our Earth


Spring Term- How has the past shaped our present ways of life?

History focus: Full Steam Ahead (Victorians)


Summer Term- How does difference define us?

Art focus: Wacky and Wonderful


Home Learning 


Children will be set the following weekly homework:


Spellings - set on Tuesdays and tested the following Tuesday. These lists are on our website, sent home and on Spelling Shed. 


Mathletics - set on a Monday and is due in the following Monday. (starting after half term)

Maths home learning will be set on Mathletics each week and will link to areas of maths that are being taught in school.

If you are unsure about a task, please ask for support before the weekend.


Reading - pupils should be reading daily and logging their reading on Boom Reader. These records will be checked every Monday. 


Other home learning:


TTRS - pupils should be using Times Table Rock Stars to practise their times tables frequently (if not daily)