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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Miss Cartwright (6C), Mrs Barlow (6B) and Mr Kemp (6K)


What a fun year Year 6 is. It is very busy and action packed but also very rewarding. We have exciting topics, trips and lessons planned. We continue to be independent learners and use our growth mindset every day to learn from mistakes, this is particularly important in Year 6. 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 have the best year before transitioning up to secondary school.


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


Topics That We Are Covering

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

Geography focus: Our Earth


Important Information and Key Dates

  • Thursday 3rd September all children return to school. Please note that children should be dropped in the KS2 playground for 8:40 and Year 6 finish at the earlier time of 2:45. Please ensure that children come to school everyday with all of the correct equipment as we will not be able to lend them anything. 
  • Wednesday 16th September is Year 6 Earth day. This is a free day, children need to dress up. Please see email with relevant information and contact your child's class teacher ASAP if you need support with a costume.
  • On Friday 18th September Year 6 will be watching the show of 'Wizard of Oz' at school.
  • On this same date Year 6 going for house captain need to have created their speech so that these can be filmed during the school day.
  • Also on this day it is 'Jeans for Genes' day where children can come to school wearing jeans.
  • On Thursday 24th September is house captain elections! The children will have already been filmed doing their speeches on the Friday previously and these will get played to the school and voting will commence! Results revealed in the brilliant book on Friday 25th September.
  • On Wednesday 30th September there are individual photos being taken of each child.
  • We break up for half term on Friday 23rd October.

In Year 6, we would like the children to be reading everyday for minimum of 10 minutes. They are required to record at least 5 of their reading sessions in their reading record a week (this must cover 5 separate dates). They must fill out the comments section for every bit of reading that they do; this can summarise what they have read, make predictions about what they think will happen next, find definitions of words that they didn't know, comment upon what they liked or didn't like about the section that they read.


Across the school, but particularly in Year 6, there is a comprehension focus on children's reading. On occasion, please read with your child and question them on what they have read and understood about their book. 


Reading records will be collected and checked each week, every Monday.

Our Year 6 Learning Journey 2020/2021
Earth Day 16th September 2020 is a fantastic website for young people with all things relating to our Autumn term topic!


The Year 6 children had a brilliant Earth day to kick start our Autumn term topic. The children took part in activities related to our topic and they thought carefully about the impact we have on our planet. From dressing up in Earthly outfits, to creating artwork, watching bits of ‘Extinction’ which sums our topic up brilliantly and making pledges for the future - we have made learning about climate change fun and educational. The highlight of the day was a visit from Mrs Walder-Davis who, along with her family, made one change a day in 2019 to help reduce their carbon footprint. She shared some incredible facts with the children and gave some very achievable ways in which children (and their families) can help our environment. A huge thank you to Mrs Walder-Davis and to all parents who have helped with costume creations. We would also like to take this time to thank Mrs Stacey who came and visited Year 6 on Friday to talk about emissions. She gave us more information on the different types of energy and how we can work to decrease our own emissions. We are so lucky to have many parents who work so closely with elements of our topic and who can come in and share what they know with the children.

Friday 18th September - The Wonderful Wizard of OZ'


Today, Year 6 were very lucky today to have M and M productions come in to visit them. They watched a performance of the Wizard of Oz. It was loud, interactive and lots of fun! We all got involved and thoroughly enjoyed it.