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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery

Year 6

We have a very exciting year ahead of us!

Between September and Christmas, we learnt about World War II.

Everyone has a chance to experience a day as an evacuee, take part in Ration Book Bake Off and improve their mapping skills by tracking the progress of the battles across Europe and beyond. We will make our own Anderson shelters and research the Home Front. Our novel for the term was Goodnight Mr Tom (Michelle Magorian).

In the first part of the Spring term, we will study Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson), researched real life pirates and made our own treasure chests. Co-ordinates and atlases were used to explore possible sites for Skeleton Island and we will experiment with different recipes for ship’s biscuits.

Between February and May, Year 6 will join Harry Potter and friends as we explore the enchanted world of J.K. Rowling through books and films. We will do potion-making, spell writing, created magical creatures through art and have a Hogwarts open day!

Our final topic looks to the future when we think about adventure, change and ambition. We will be preparing to say goodbye to Primary School and plan our next steps.

In addition to our main topics, we have lots of fascinating science to study including light and electricity in the autumn terms, circulation and healthy lifestyles in the spring terms and evolution and classification in the summer terms.

Special events

In October we visited London, which included a trip to the Houses of Parliament, a guided tour of The Globe, a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral and a journey on the London Eye.

Photos from the London trip can be found under the galleries section of the website.

In December, we had our annual Carol Service in Dronfield Parish Church.  

In June our week-long residential at Acorn Adventure Camps is the highlight of the year! We will sleep in tipis, learn bush-craft skills, spend evenings by the campfire and even fit in a visit to West Midlands Safari Park!


Also look out for Sports Week, our end-of-year production - Bugsey Malone, Science Week, the Barlow walk and our participation in the new Royal Opera House classroom project Create and Sing Carmen.


Curriculum Matters

Year 6 Curriculum Matters Autumn 1

Year 6 Curriculum Matters Autumn 2

Year 6 Curriculum Matters Spring 1