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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Mrs Whelan (6W), Mrs Barlow (6B) and Mr Austin (6A)


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.


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: V for Victorians


Summer Term- How does difference define us?

Art focus: Wacky and Wonderful


Meet the Teacher September 2021

Reading in Year 6

In Year 6, we would like the children to be reading everyday for minimum of 10 minutes. They are required to record at least five of their reading sessions in their reading record a week (this must cover five separate dates). Children 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. They should focus on VIPERS, like we do in class.


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 every Monday for 6A & 6W and a Friday for 6B.


Class Reads in Year 6:

Autumn term:

Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf

Holes by Louis Sachar

Spring term:

Street Child by Berlie Doherty

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

Summer term: