Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Year 6 (Eagle Class)


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On behalf of Y6 Eagles Class, a huge welcome to our class page. 


This page will be updated regularly so please keep looking for important information and to see pictures of our learning. 


We recognise that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. If there are any problems or concerns please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us.


The Year 6 team who will be helping your child to shine is:  Miss Howlett, Mr Rickson and Mrs Nield.

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry - January 2020

We are loving learning about this amazing book in English. We have listened, devised a story map, performed in class and discussed new vocabulary. Have you read the story of The Great Kapok Tree? In the Amazon Rainforest, a man is chopping down a great Kapok tree. Exhausted from his labor, he puts down his axe and rests. As he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world. We enjoyed discussing current climate issues as a result of this story.



  1. Please support your child by reading at home with them every day for 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday, to learn for the weekly test on the following Friday.
  3. Talk Homework will be given out on a Thursday, because Big Writing will be done every Friday.
  4. Maths homework will be given on a Tuesday and Friday and will link to the work that we have been doing in class. Pupils also need to know their multiples tables really well.
  5. English homework will be given on a Wednesday and Friday. This will give the children a chance to practice the skills that they have been learning in class.


Year 6 Spring 2 Newsletter!

Spring Term Newsletters

Hosanna Rock - our Christmas production. The children made us proud.

Discovering Lieder - a visit from professional singers Phil and Aimee as part of the 2020 Leeds Lieder Festival. The singers were impressive!

The world of work

Today, we had a barrister come in to our class and talk about the work that he does. We asked some great questions and listened really well. Who knows...maybe in the future it will be one of us wearing the wig and gown.

Well done Evie - you never put a foot wrong and always work hard!

Saphal - he never slips up, and is a well-deserved Class Person!

Hermione - this week's well-deserved Class Person!

Year 6's Class Assembly on October 25th was all about Crime and Punishment!

This week's class person is Oliver Lockley. He never flaps and always listens to instructions!

Hats off to Matilda - this week's Y6 Class Person!

Class Person of the Week? James Marshall, who's quickly settled and keeps on getting it right. Well done James!

It's Connie Berry - an asset to any class; she's always hardworking and puts up with Mr Rickson's bad jokes.

This week's Class Person is the unflappable Poppy Aston!

Bikeability - well done to everyone who took part. The weather was terrible!

Year 6 clay - inspired by Henry Moore's reclining figures

Year 6 Judo taster session. Thanks to Mrs Snee for organising!

Electrical circuits in Year 6

Roald Dahl Day - Friday 13th (!) September

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