Osprey (Yr6) 2022 - 2023

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 assistants are Miss Sims, Mrs Casson and Mrs Smith.




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!



Pure joy on faces with a dusting of snow!




Spring Term

This term we will be studying:


Spring 1

English (including focus text and genre)

The Island Y6 (Journalistic & discussion)

The Selfish Giant Y6 (Classic fiction & Explanation)

Class Text

The Explorer (Katherine Rundell)

Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver (Martin Jenkins)

Pathways Poetry

The Sea


Pathways to Read

The Explorer

The Happy Prince and Other Tales





Converting Units

Perimeter, Area & Volume


Religious Education



SRE No Outsiders


How to heal a broken wing



Evolution & inheritance

Art and Design


Botanical Drawings


Text adventures (5 lessons) 6.5


Networks (3 lessons) 6.6

Design and Technology


Write code to control and monitor models or products


Journey around South America









Historical context for ballads.

Historical context of musical styles - breakdancing and 80s Hip Hop culture in general.

Physical Education


Striking and fielding




Osprey Class love to read! Any excuse to have fun with books...





Curriculum Information - 

The information above outlines the topics that are covered in UKS2 during the Spring 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.


During the Spring 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

Virtual 3D Tour, by Miss Primary

Sports Day 24th May, by Miss Primary

Primary News March 2023, by Miss Primary

Osprey (Yr6): Calendar items

INSET DAY, by Miss Cadman

School Opens, by Miss Cadman

Year 5/6 Football Club, by Miss Primary

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

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