Osprey (Yr6) 2023 - 2024

Miss Neill

Miss Neill

Year 6

Miss Sims

Year 6 TA

                       Welcome to Osprey Class, 


where we encourage everyone to ‘Let Your Light Shine’ (Matthew 5:16)    

Let your light shine, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31

Our class teachers is Miss Neill  and  our teaching assistant is Miss Sims




How will you 'let your light shine' in Osprey class?


Monday and Tuesday are our PE days- please come in your PE kit on these days.


Please find information regarding work you can complete at home on the 'Home Learning' page found above.


As a Church School, we approach all that we do through our Christian Values which are embedded throughout our curriculum. They are…

Joy, Celebration, Hope, Friendship, Forgiveness, Love, Trust

This half term we are focusing on the 'Friendship'.






We follow a BOOKS approach to our learning. We want our curriculum to:

Demonstrate BRAVERY – we want our teachers to be ambitious when planning our curriculum with high expectations of all learners. We want our learners to be brave, willing to take risks and get things wrong, and show resilience alongside a strong desire to learn and grow


Be OUTWARD-FACING – outhumbnail_IMG_3296.jpgr curriculum will look beyond our school to our local community and will encourage children to see themselves as part of the wider national and global community. They will learn from other countries, faiths and cultures and we will celebrate differences while recognising that all life on Earth is precious. Our children will understand they have the power to affect change through courageous advocacy and both ask and answer Big Questions.


Create memorable OPPORTUNITIES – we want our children’s time at Tarporley to be f


illed with happy memories that spark their curiosity, motivate them to reach their full potential, ensure learning is ‘sticky’ and instil in them a life

-long love of learning. 


Develop KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS– we recognise that knowledge is key. Our coherently planned and sequenced curriculum ensures all children can achieve, make sense of the world and make informed judgements and decisions. Our children will leave us with the skills they need to thrive in the next stage of their learning



Nurture SPIRITUALITY – led by our Christian Values, staff will nurture the whole child by developing their social, moral, cultural and spiritual well-being. We 

recognise spirituality as ways of being with God and the ways God is with us

…while always having high-quality BOOKS and reading at the heart of our teaching and learning!




Summer Term

This term we will be studying:


Summer 2024

English (including focus text and genre)

Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill- Recount

Sky Chasers – Fiction, Narrative

Class Text

Ice Trap! by Meredith Hooper


Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

Pathways poetry



Pathways to Read

Goldfish boy by Lisa Thompson

Sky Chasers





Application of skills

Religious Education

Christianity C – What can we learn from Christian religious buildings and music?

Free choice unit A – Angels





SRE No Outsiders

The Thing

To welcome difference and stand up to discrimination


Love you forever

To consider how my life may change as I grow up.


Earth and Space


Environmental unit

Animals including humans – human development

Art and Design

Architecture: Dream big or small?



Spreadsheets 5.3 (6 lessons)


Game Creator (5 lessons) 5.5

Design and Technology

Textiles- design a shopping bag

Food -Pizza

(Our local Community)


Why do oceans matter?




Unheard histories: who should feature on the £10 note?





Music and Me

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Physical Education

Exploring, striking & fielding


Net Games – Accuracy & Rallies


Trips and Residentials


Y5 – Alderford Lake

Y5 & Y6 – Transition Day

Y6 - Conway

-       Chester Cathedral






Please find a link to our Meet the Teacher presentation below.


Curriculum Information - 

The information above outlines the topics that are covered in UKS2 during the Summer term. If you wish to support your child explore some of these topics then please encourage them to borrow books from the library, find and read articles relating to the topics or visit local museums and places of interest. The children will hopefully enjoy these topics and will return home to share the information they have learnt with their parents. 



The key skill of communication includes skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Skills in speaking and listening include the ability to speak effectively for different audiences; to listen, understand and respond appropriately to others; and to participate effectively in group discussion. Skills in reading include the ability to read fluently and analyse a range of literary and non-fiction texts and to reflect critically on what is read. When writing, children should write fluently for a range of purposes and audiences and be able to edit and improve their own and others' writing. Opportunities for developing this key skill are provided through focused English lessons but also constantly through pupils' use of language across all areas of the curriculum.  Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, often referred to as SPAG, is taught explicitly as well as being embedded into lessons.

We will be following the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write planning units.


Maths skills include developing a range of mental and written calculation methods and the ability to apply these to problem solving activities. Children should understand and use mathematical language related to numbers and calculations. They will learn to solve increasingly complex problems and clearly explain the reasoning used. Pupils need to be able to apply calculation skills and the understanding of number to problems in other subjects and to real-life situations. Opportunities for developing this key skill are constantly provided in focused maths lessons and where possible, are linked to topic work.

Physical Education

There are 2 PE lessons each week when in school. Please come to school in your PE kit on Monday and Tuesday. Could children please make sure that they are not wearing earrings/can take them out on P.E. days and that hair is tied back.


UKS2 will be given homework every week.  Homework is given out on a Friday and collected the following Wednesday.  It will consist of reading, writing and maths. Practising reading remains very important whether it is with an adult or independently. Children should aim to read daily/as often as possible and it is valuable to ask them questions – particularly inferential - about what they have read. All reading should be recorded in their homework diary. Homework diaries will be checked and house points awarded for home reading.

The optional homework menu for Spring term can be found below.


During the Summer term our PE days will be Monday and Tuesday.

Please come to school in your school PE kit.


Files to Download

Osprey (Yr6): News items

Key Dates Breakdown - JULY, by Miss Primary

S4YC Summer Holiday Club, by Miss Primary

Osprey (Yr6): Calendar items

Drama Club, by Miss Primary

Hockey Club, by Miss Primary

S4YC Club, by Miss Primary

Tarporley CE Primary, Park Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AN

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