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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 1 - Could you survive an earthquake or volcanic eruption?


We are learning all about natural disasters, where they commonly occur and how famous disasters have shaped history.



More updates on our learning to follow...smiley





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










 Our class assembly is on 28/11/19 @ 9.10am. 


18.10.19: This week has been jam-packed with division...our brains have really been tested with some VERY challenging calculations. We also experienced some fantastic discussion in our RE session this week. We learned about Desmond Tutu and how he was inspired to bring peace and harmony amongst  the people of South Africa, during, and after Apartheid. It prompted some fascinating though provoking talk. Well done Australia class! 












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!


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