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Welcome to our class page! My name is Miss Berrington and I  teach Australia class. My major passions in life are the RAMS as well as teaching. I am a huge lover of music and vinyl, so any opportunity to use this to inspire learning will be used in our classroom. 


If you wish to contact me, please do so via class dojo rather than email, as I check this on a more regular basis. I will sign your children's planners every Friday so feel free to leave a note if you need to. 



Autumn 2 - Achievements and Legacies


We are learning all about what has been done before us and how we can impact on the future of others.


We will be looking at famous structures, how they are made, why they are designed the way they are and the importance of this engineering. In science we will be exploring how light is reflected, refracted and shadows are created. Within history we will be studying the Tudors and the changes that they brought to Britain such as the Royal Mail, Roy Navy and so much more. In IT we shall be continuing to make our movies and then looking at how QR codes are made. The legacies of the great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and others will be the focus of our studies in music. 








PE this term will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.  Don’t forget your kit!


Our PE topics are gymnastics and hockey.








13.12.19:  It's been a week full of cheer! What a lovely week for Australia class. We had the opportunity to visit TLES on Tuesday to watch their rendition of Beauty and the Beast, Australia Day was a huge success- even though the cricket was rained off! The children made a huge effort with their clothes and they had a super attitude to match.We have rounded off the week with Christmas jumper day and our whole school panto. I'm thinking the children may have had enough of Christmas...winklaugh he he he...


Thank-you for all your support folks!















Homework in Y6 is used as a stepping stone for what can be expected at secondary school. It is important that diaries are used on a daily basis, that homework is recorded in them and that they are signed by an adult at home on a weekly basis. 


At least one piece of homework is given out each week. This may be in the form of e-homework (mymaths,, TT Rock Stars etc) or it may be paper based. When paper based it needs to be completed in the homework book. The presentation and organisation expectations for work in this book are also set out in this book. Pupils are asked to hand homework back within a week of it being set.

Remember: To be the best version of ourselves we give our all to everything.

Please take the time to learn your spellings and go onto TT Rock Star.

Nobody ever got better at something without investing time in it!


13/12/19 Below is a document called, 'Bridges'. Please complete this activity and read to an adult so that you can work on your inference.

6/12/19 Please complete Mymaths fractions activity.


22/11/19 Login to for your grammar homework this week.

15/11/19 This week's homework is a reading activity and has been given out on paper. It is entitled 'The Baking Battle.

8/11/19 Please complete your Mymaths activity

24/10/19 After our Derbyshire Police Knife Crime talk why not go and visit the Knife Angel Statue is Derby this holiday.

Please spend copious amounts of time on TT Rock Star so that we can win the academy battle. Learn your Y5/6 spelling list and finish your reading book. There is a Mymaths multiplication and division activity to complete too. 

18/10/19 Today is the day we find out which class (Australia or Mexico) won the TT Rock Star battle! Who will reign supreme - this time?surprise

In preparation for making or modern Briton documentary, your homework is to watch a documentary of your choice. Below are a series of questions to answer about your chosen documentary.


11/10/19 Please read to an adult, do 15 minutes on our TT Rock Star battle and learn your spellings. 

There is a bonus merit for everyone that battles and a 5 merit bonus for the highest scorer from our class.

As a pre-lesson task we would like you to think of a modern living Briton such as Sir David Attenborough,  that you believe to be a positive icon. Think beyond Youtube influencers and footballers and more about someone who has positively impacted lots of different people and not just children or people who like sport. You may present this information in any way you choose but remember it must meet the Y6 homework standards. This will really help you in your lessons next week.

4/10/19 I'm giving you an extension on last week's homework as so many of you have struggled with it.  Therefore no new homework will be set this week. Please ensure you do you reading, spellings and TT Roc Stars time though.

27/9/19 Complete the Volcano activity below using the following weblink:

20/9/19 Mymaths has been set - be sure to get it done and have a go at TTRockstars and Spelling shed to keep yourself on track for next week's lessons. 

13/9/19 SPAG has been assigned and there is an optional grammar activity below if you want to go deeper with your understanding of paragraphing. (SPAG 1)

2/9/19 Please return your holiday homework on the first day of term - Bonus merits for everyone that does. yes