Mrs Walker's Class 2022 - 2023

Mrs Walker


Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class

Year 6


Autumn Term 2022

Welcome to Year 6. 

This year is a very busy and important year, as we will be working extremely hard preparing for our Year 6 SATs in May. Although we will be working very hard for our SATs, we will also be having great fun along the way and we have lots of exciting work planned.  

At the heart of everything we do, will be to make your last year at Highfields a memorable one!


So what have we got in store for you for the Autumn Term?

We have lots of great work planned and you can see what the Autumn Term has in store in our Annual Curriculum Planner.

Our Story Topic will be based on the book Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson- it is one of my personal favourites! It links really well to our Geography topic on South America, where we will discover what life is like in the Amazon.The book will also inspire lots of creative work- we intend to transform our classroom into an Amazon rainforest with art work inspired by Henri Rousseau. One of the highlights of this term will be creating our own Rainforest Smoothies and writing adverts for them. I can't wait for the taste testing!


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I am looking forward to working hard with your children during their final year at Highfields.

Mrs Walker



This Week's Learning Journey


Date: Week Beginning 5th December 2022

This week, we will be visiting The New Vic Thetare on Tuesday morning to enjoy Alice in Wonderland.

We also have the Status Quo drummer visiting on Wednesday afternoon for a demonstration workshop.

This week, we will be learning about:


We will continue to read Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

We will plan and write a balanced argument about whether animals should be put into zoos or stay in their natural habitat. 

We will write a letter in response to one received by Maia from the girls at her school.


We will read daily in our Guided Reading session. Please ensure that your child is reading at least 4 times per week at home. Please fill in and sign the reading diary.

Let's see how many more Reading Millionaires we can have in our class.


We will be working from Maths No Problem. 

We will continue our topic on fractions. We will add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills each day.


We will continue our topic on Light.We will investigate how light is reflected off of surfaces so that we can see it. We will set up a fair test and carry it out and draw conclusions based on our findings.



We will continue our topic on The Mayans. We will investigate the question - Were the Mayans clever?


 PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. This term focuses on swimming and hockey.Wednesday is swimming - please remember your kit.



We will recount the Christmas Story.


We will explore how sharing information online can help people to work together. We will recognise how to access shared files stored online and send information over the internet in different ways. 


We will listen to and appraise Speaking my Peace performed by Jesper Lundfaard.We will then listen to and appraise Bacharach Anorak by Ian Gray.


We will use a French dictionary.



Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. Maths homework will be set on My Maths (if you do not have access to a computer please let me know). Grammar homework will be set in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book. Spellings and times tables to learn will be set on the Brain Builder which will record the homework for the week and any extra information needed. 


Please click on the pencil to download your homework: Week: 9-12-22. 


Reading Record Diary

It would be great if parents/carers could hear their child read regularly and fill in the diary every time. We would like every child to read a minimum of four times per week. Year 6 are encouraged to read independently also, and need to fill in their Reading Diary every time they read. Parents/carers should sign the book weekly please.This diary will be beneficial to assess how much reading your child is doing.

PE Kit

Could we please remind you that PE kit is: a top in their house team colour; bottle green shorts or skort; and trainers. If the weather is cold, please wear green jogging bottoms (with school logo) .For this half term, PE will be on a Tuesday, which will be Tag Rugby, and Wednesday, which will be swimming.We would like you to come dressed in your PE kit on PE days please.

PPA Activity

Our PPA activity this year is on Wednesday afternoon.


Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school everyday and that it is clearly labelled with their name.Water bottles need to be returned home and washed each night. 



Parents' Evening will be on Tuesday 15th November.

If you need to ask me anything or have any problems, I am always available before and after school. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Please email









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