Welcome to Year Six

Class Information

Welcome to Chestnut and Oak!

Come and meet the team!  The class teachers are:

Mr J Francis – Chestnut

Mrs H Hodgkins – Oak

Class Routines

Please find below information on our class routines

  • School Uniform

    Please ensure that all uniform is clearly displayed with your child’s name. Missing uniform can be found in the lost property box.

  • PE Kit

    PE kits are to be brought in on Monday and taken home on Friday.

  • Water Bottles

    Water bottles are kept in a box in the classroom and children may drink throughout the day. This is in addition to any drink’s bottle included with a packed lunch. Please ensure this water bottle is clear and contains only water and their name is clearly marked. Water bottles can be purchased from the office.

  • Learning Logs

    Home on Friday and return to school the following Wednesday

  • Big Write

    During Big Write sessions, pupils let their creativity flow and develop their writing skills by writing at length. The piece of writing will often be related to the topic currently being studied.

Curriculum Information

Our Topic – Water

During the first half of the Autumn term, our topic will be Water.   We will be revisiting the Water Cycle in Science and considering the effect of flooding in Britain and around the world.  This will be studied in conjunction with a discussion on Global Warming.  We will also undertake a study of major rivers around the world, with a focus on the Amazon – where we will look at animals and life within the rainforest.  Our topic will take us on a visit to Cilfynydd Water Treatment Works, a tour of the bay on the Aquabus and a visit to the Museum of Wales, where we will look at how water is depicted in art.  Our focus in art will be on Monet and how he paints water.

To enhance this aspect of the topic our class reading book will be Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.


In Literacy, we will be focusing on biographies and auto-biographies which includes work on Roald Dahl and The Great Mouse Plot. We will also be developing our oracy skills by creating interviews with famous people.

All pupils from Year 1 up will take part in daily guided reading sessions which are designed to develop all pupils reading skills. Pupils will be grouped to ensure they are all reading a challenging text.


Pupils take part in daily Maths lessons, with work mostly coming from Abacus textbooks. However, other challenging resources are used as well in order to develop mathematical ability for all.

Pupils have their own login for Mathletics. This is a fantastic online resource containing activities based on all aspects of the Maths curriculum as well as ‘Live Mathletics’ where children can compete with others around the world on quick-fire questions. Please use it as much as possible!

Information for Parents

We have provided a list of links which will help you support your child at home.

  • Big Maths

    Big Maths website clearly explains its benefits and provides some practise material,

  • Spelling Guide

    A guide to help you support you child when learning their spellings.

  • Guidelines on High Frequency Words

    Throughout their time in Evenlode, the children learn to read and spell the 124 High Frequency Word,  the words used most often. Click here to find out how you can help.

  • KiVa

    KiVa is the anti-bullying scheme adopted by Evenlode. Please get in touch with the KiVa team – Miss Morris, Mrs Parselle, Mrs Kenny or Mrs Warren for more information.

Educational games for children

Take advantage of these great games to support your work in class!

  • Mathletics

    Maths games and activities to reinforce learning.

  • BBC Bitesize

    BBC Bitesize has been updated and has many new games and Curriculum led activities.