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Class 6

Thunberg BP

Welcome to Year 6- Thunberg Class!

Thunberg class is taught by Miss Wong and supported by Mrs Blake and Mr Mooney.

Year 6 marks the children’s last year at de Vere Primary School and is filled with: excitement, plenty of opportunities in being stretched and challenged, new experiences with an adventure filled residential and a magnificent end of year production. Furthermore, there are numerous additional exciting responsibilities for children in Thunberg Class to undertake, such as assembly monitors, librarians and play leaders. These jobs all play a crucial role in the smooth running of the school.

Undoubtedly, your last year at de Vere is going to be the best!

Our topics this year include:

Autumn 1 - World War II

Autumn 2 - Energy

Spring 1 - Our Planet

Spring 2 - The Making of Modern Britain

Summer 1 - India

Summer 2 - Lights, Camera, Action


Being an important life skill, we read every day during DEAR. Upon completion of their reading book, children can complete a quiz on Accelerated Reader, where passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what they have read. They can then choose another book from the library that is within their book level. Each child has a book level which directs them towards a range of books which will challenge them without causing frustration or loss of motivation.

As well as reading during DEAR, we are currently reading the book ‘When the Sky Falls’ by Phil Earle in our whole class reading sessions. During this time, we practise answering different reading questions which draw upon different reading skills, such as explaining the meaning of words, making inferences, predicting what might happen, retrieving and recording information, summarising main ideas and making comparisons.


As always, homework will be set on Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Homework will be set online each week. Every week children will need to do the following:

  • Complete any assignments set on Freckle.
  • Practise spellings either on EdShed or in your LSCWC books.
  • Read at least 4 times a week with this being logged in Reading Records and signed by an adult
  • Play on TimesTableRockstars to practise your multiplication facts.


Our P.E. lessons are taught on Thursdays (by Miss Wong) and Fridays (by Premier Sports). For all these lessons, earrings must be taken out and long hair must be tied up.

Curriculum Overview

Please click here to access the curriculum overview for Year 6

Class Blog

7th October 2022

Thunberg Class looked absolutely amazing dressed up as someone from WW2! As part of our learning about daily life during WW2, we experienced being evacuees and learned about rationing. We made rationing leaflets and baked a war time recipe of honey and ginger biscuits. In the afternoon, we were creative and worked collaboratively to make Anderson Shelter models. We also shared our endings to Rose Blanche with Attenborough Class.

Friday 23rd September 2022

Thunberg Class have started learning about World War II and we went on a fact hunt to find out about how the war started and the different countries involved. Moreover, we have been debating about if children should have been evacuated during World War II. Whilst sharing and explaining our thoughts in groups, we arranged different reasons in a ‘Diamond Nine’ and went onto explain our ideas behind our choices to other groups. We then prepared arguments and counter arguments before holding a class debate.

In Maths, we reviewed our learning on place value by playing a game called ‘Grudgeball.’ The children were all extremely kind and didn’t steal too points off many groups when they answered the questions correctly. One group especially demonstrated great perseverance and a positive attitude towards their learning despite not winning the game.

We have been having great fun in our multi-skills P.E sessions, where we have been working in teams to developing our agility and ball control skills. 

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