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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

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Year 6

Juniper, Sycamore and Poplar Classes

This year’s topics:


Autumn term – “Long Ago and Far Away - What was life like in WW2?''

Spring term – “A World Of Our Own - Our Changing World''

Summer term – “Exploring The Unknown - The Unknown Within: Our Amazing Body"



Children have spellings set on a Friday.  We expect children to practise these over the weekend and during the subsequent week, before a spelling test on Fridays.   

Maths homework is also set on a Friday, and children are expected to bring in completed work on a Tuesday, when they have the opportunity to reflect on their successes and next steps.  They may choose to lead their own learning in the areas they have been finding trickier.  We have talked to them about talking with other children, people at home, and even using the internet. 

Finally, children are expected to read at home, preferably with an adult at times, at least five times a week.  The use of their Accelerated Reader books is recommended. 

Pupils in Year 6 also receive a maths slip every Friday, allowing them opportunities to rehearse and embed their learning. These are always due to be returned the following Monday.





Every class has a weekly library session during which time they can exchange their reading books and ask for guidance and support for their individual book choices from our School Librarian.



Spring Term PE days:

Monday and Tuesday


Please ensure your child comes to school in their correct PE Kit on these days. These must all be labelled clearly with your child’s name (including their shoes).


Click below to visit our Uniform page for more information about sports and PE kit.





If your child wears earrings it is easier to remove them before school on these days. Children will be asked to take out their own earrings for PE. If they are unable to do so, they must be covered with micro-porous tape during PE.


Water bottles


All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink regularly in their classroom and maintain good hydration. Please ensure your child’s name is written clearly on their bottle.



Mid-morning snack


Please provide your child with a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat during their mid-morning break. Parents have the option of ordering a small carton of milk.


Click below for more information about fruit and milk.



A healthy and nutritious lunch will help to boost your child’s energy levels for learning throughout the afternoon. We encourage all our children to eat a hot meal each day. However, if you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child, please remember that Northgate is a ‘nut-free’ school.

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