The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Year 6 - Leopards Class

Hello everyone and welcome back!

We've had such a busy term cracking on with our topic ‘Viking Invaders’ and creating shields, helmets and longboats. Our Science is ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ and we had such a fun afternoon looking at all the baby photos – we couldn’t believe it when we looked up at the clock and it was nearly home time! Leading on from this, the children have really enjoyed exploring Darwin's theory and learning about DNA and genetics.  Our class text is ‘Orphans of the Tide’ which is an epic children's book – I’d thoroughly recommend it as an adult too! PE is on Friday and we’ve made the most of the weather and squeezeed in a few Rounders games on the field before we've retreated inside for games. Please keep checking Tapestry for regular, weekly updates on what we have been doing; there are lots of photos, videos and examples of your child's work to look at. Thank you so much to those of you who have added to the journal - it will be such a lovely way to remember and celebrate your child's achievements both in and out of school.


 How can parents help? 

  • Reading: Please remember to log all home reading on Go Read so that they can be awarded stamps towards our school reading rewards prizes. Please note, it is fine to sign Go Read whenever your child reads something, not just their scheme books.  Enjoying reading is just as important as building up a range of skills.

  • Real Life Maths: Look at everyday measurements and prices when out shopping or cooking at home.

  • Watch and Engage: Making predictions about and discussing any TV programs that you may watch together. This really helps build an understanding of the world, as well as helping with comprehension and creative writing skills. 

  • Telling the Time: Using both analogue and digital clocks (including Roman Numerals) practice telling the time.  

  • Times Tables: Support your child with learning the facts which are needed in virtually every Maths lesson.  Encourage them to log onto Rock Stars and practice their skills.

  • Spellings:  Weekly spellings will be uploaded to Tapestry for you to help your child to learn.


As always, any problems please catch me at the end of the day or drop me an email – happy to talk and look forward to a brilliant year.  

Mrs Addison and our amazing Year 6 Team – Mrs Ireland, Miss Collins and Mrs Kirby.