Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Year 6

Hello and welcome to Blackman Class! We are named after the British author Malorie Blackman and will be working on several texts by this author through out the year. We hope that you are as excited as we are for the upcoming year.    

The adults who work in our class are: 

- Miss Wilson

- Miss Cantwell 

We also work very closely with: 

- Mrs Pavey

- Mrs Hanif

- Mrs Middleton


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries throughout the year. 

Key notices:

PE: Monday and Thursday.

  • The children need to bring a full PE kit and water bottle on these days. Earrings must be removed or (if freshly pierced) the children need to bring in tape to cover them up. Adults in school will not remove earrings or provide tape. 



  • Every Friday the children will take home a list of spellings and a maths focus to work on at home. They will be quizzed on these the following Friday. Please work on these at home so that the children are fully prepared for the quiz. 
  • Reading daily for at least 20minutes. Please sign reading logs. 
  • TT Rockstars - please access this as often as possible at home. 
  • Purple Mash - all children can access this learning tool from home.


Spring Term

Geography: Investigating trade by playing different trading games

Reading: Drama freeze frame

Autumn Term

Science: Learning about the heart with our visitor Dr.Adam

Maths: dividing fractions using multi-link and bar models

Science: creating the heart and circulatory system with out bodies

PE: working on our badminton skills

Geography: continuing to work on our atlas skills.

Drama: we are getting more and more confident in our lessons with Dazzle

Year 6: Battle of the band WINNERS

Geography (Rivers): Atlas work

Hello and welcome back.

We hope that you all had a great half term and are ready to continue making excellent progress for the remainder of the Autumn Term.

Please see the newsletter (Autumn 2) and knowledge organisers (Science & Geography) to give you an overview of what we will be focusing on this half term. 

Art: Perspective drawing inspired by Lowry

Exploring circuits during science

Grammar: Using laptops to work on our SPAG skills.

Using the corridor timeline in history

Exploring maths games

Working together to round numbers in maths

High School Applications: It is vital that you apply for a high school place by the deadline of 31st October 2023. Visits to local high schools are encouraged so that you can see the schools in our local area. Apply online using the link below.