Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 6

    Who’s in the class

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    Mrs N Sisson
    Assistant Head Teacher
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    Mrs C Bamford
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Nightinghale

This term our topic is:
Were The Vikings Always Victorious And Vicious?


Were the Vikings always Victorious and vicious? 

The Viking age in European history was from about AD700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left their homelands in Scandinavia and travelled by longboat to other countries, like Britain and Ireland. When the people of Britain first saw the Viking longboats they came down to the shore to welcome them... but how did things turn out for them and the people of Britain and Ireland? 

During this topic, we will be building on what we learnt in year 4 about Anglo-Saxons and looking at the Vikings and where they came from. We will explore what combat meant for the Vikings and what they did you protect themselves. What was life like for a family in these days? What was a Viking child's life like? What did they eat? Where did they live? All these questions will be answered in this fantastic... but gruesome... topic. 



Welcome to Year 6

Please follow this link to watch the Year 6 Leavers' film 
We hope your child enjoys their time in our class. Please see the newsletter at the bottom of the page to see what we'll be doing this term!

School Closure 

During school closure, Year 6's work will be delivered  paperless via Seesaw which can be accessed at

There are several websites which are useful during school closure. 




Bug Club:



Maths Homework

Your children will receive weekly Maths homework which will be based on their work in that week's lessons. There will also be an accompanying help sheet so you can see the methods used. Please see Mrs Sisson if you would like any clarification on methods we use in Year 6 maths. 

English Homework

In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read over the week to someone at home. The reading may consist of a variety of texts, from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes!

We ask that a record of this is noted in the children's reading record books. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. These then add up to star reader certificates and further rewards.

Cornerstones Homework

Your child will be given a selection of homework ideas linked to the topic they are studying. We ask that a minimum of four are completed throughout the half term and brought into school to showcase to their classmates. If your child has their own inspirational idea for a homework task they wish to create, we fully encourage this.


Each week children will be given 8 age related spellings and 2 spellings from the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list. 

Times Tables 

Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. They have all received a log in for Times Tables Rock Stars. Please log on to to access their personal page. 

You can also look at the following websites to times tables help:




PE for this year will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that indoor and outdoor kit is bought into school on a  Monday and taken home on Fridays.

Each child should bring their own water bottle. It should be taken home each day to be washed so they can bring it to school the following day.

Children will need their reading and spelling diaries in school on a daily basis.



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