Cycle 1

Year 6 – Aquamarine

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome back to a new school year at Brentnall Academy. We look forward to welcoming your child into Aquamarine class for their final year at the school.

Your Year 6 teachers this year are Miss SpriggsandMiss Stephens.

Uniform and P.E. Kit

In Year 6, the uniform consists of the school’s blazer, jumper, tie, a white shirt, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure that your child wears the correct uniform each day for school and that their name is clearly labelled on each of the items.

For P.E., pupils are required to wear a white t-shirt, black shirts and black pumps or black trainers.


Maths and Spelling homework will be given out every Fridayand should be completed and handed back to the Year 6 teachers by the following Wednesday. Pupils will be provided with a weekly spelling list which they are required to learn by end of the week, in preparation for a spelling test every Friday.


Children will have the opportunity to select a reading book from the class library, which they are then required to read to you each night for approximately 15-20 minutes. Please sign your child’s diary each evening to confirm that you have listened to them read.


Pupils will be expected to demonstrate exemplary behaviour and act as role models for the rest of the school. Dojo points will be awarded to pupils for behaviour which demonstrates the school’s values of ‘Learn, Respect and Succeed’. Should pupils earn 35 Dojo pointsby the end of the week, they will be rewarded with Dojo Treat on a Friday afternoon.

P.E. and Swimming

Your children will have P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday, in addition to swimming lessons on a Thursdayduring the Autumn Term. This year, we have sports coaches who are coming into the school to teach the children a variety of new skills during P.E. lessons! Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit with them for these lessons. For swimming, the children will need to bring a swimming costume or swimming trunks, along with a towel and swimming cap to keep their hair dry.

Cycle 1


Pupils will be taught a variety of writing features from the Year 6 writing checklist in addition to Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Lessons will include the following:

  • Setting description
  • Dialogue
  • Narrative
  • Formal letter writing


Topics for Maths will include:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions


The two topics covered within Science during Cycle 1 will be:

  • Light
  • Electricity


Our topic for this cycle will be Geography, where pupils will be studying:

  • North America, including its varying climates and geographical features.

 Physical Education

The children will be developing their P.E. skills in the following sports:

  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming

Religious education

Students will have the opportunity to explore the following question:

Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?


Pupils will learn and discuss the following:

  • Safe and healthy in the future

If you have any questions regarding the above, please get in touch.