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Year 6 Termly Newsletter

Bonjour at bienvenue!

Christmas is nearly upon us and I have to say, our Orangutans have been amazing this term! They have come back into school resilient, persevering and determined and as a result they have made excellent progress in all areas! 


Mrs Astbury is Orangutans class teacher this year with Mrs Smith and Miss Eccles supporting our learning. You will also see Mr Prior and Miss Wilson helping out on some afternoons too!

During the autumn term we have enjoyed reading The Nowhere Emporium and Shakespeare’s Macbeth as well as watching an interactive performance of Macbeth from the Young Shakespeare Company. Our writing skills are second to none and we have produced narratives, magazine articles and will be moving on to newspaper reports after Christmas. 


Maths No Problem has been going brilliantly in Orangutans class and the children are thoroughly enjoying being hands on with their learning, using concrete materials and learning new mathematical ideas!


Our learning about the Tudors has seen us exploring and researching, looking at historical and geographical sources, looking at timelines and completing fieldwork. We have compiled all of our knowledge and put it into some games on Scratch. You will find the link below if you want to have a go and see if you can survive a Tudor adventure! 

For the Spring term, we will be moving on and our next big question will be ‘What was the significance of Lancashire’s role in the Industrial Revolution?’ With a focus on all things Victorian, we will be learning about the cotton industry of days gone by.


If your child is in Orangutans class, you will be sent the details to access your child’s SeeSaw account. We will be sharing updates, letters and our work via this platform. Due to the current guidance, our open door policy is restricted but if you have any concerns, please message via SeeSaw and Mrs Astbury will be able to assist you!


We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working together this year.



As a school we are continuing to set online homework. In Year 6 homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday. Please see the ‘homework’ section of the website (direct link below).


Homework club for Year 6 is on a Friday afternoon until 4.05pm. You do not need to sign your child up for homework club. 




Meet the teacher

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A video from the Oranguatans staff team for our parents and families.



Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school. If they are bringing an outdoor kit, this will also need to stay in school. 



Your child will be sent home with a reading book and their reading record on a Monday. This needs to come into school on the Friday of that week. Across the school we expect children to read four times each week. The reading records will be checked every Friday and any books brought back will be quarantined until Monday of the following week. 

If your child has access to Reading Plus this counts towards their total but please continue to sign their reading record. 

Our Assembly Awards Winners

Orangutan’s Endangered Animals Project Homework

Our Tudor archeological dig

Football and Healthy Eating