Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Caring, Helping and Sharing

Oak Class - Year 6

Teacher:  Mrs E Mckeown

email:  eshaw@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Google Classroom Code:  nnt5oxl

Ways to support your child with reading at home. 


Whitley & Eggborough Community Primary School                 

Autumn 2

Oak Class


Mrs Mckeown and Mrs Holt

Woodland Learning

This half term we have woodland learning on a Tuesday beginning the first week back! This will be every other week and include lots of DT opportunities. 


This half term we are continuing to explore the wildlife of the UK - this time focusing on animal lifecycles, geography of the UK and habitats these may include, and historical patterns of botany in our local area. We will work towards creating an exhibit about UK wildlife which will inform others and help everyone to look after it in the future. 


Our Class book

Our class book  is 'The Polar Bear Explorer's Club' by Alex Bell. This adventure story tells the tale of Stella, who dreams of becoming an explorer! In the book, we encounter lots of interesting and challenging characters, as well as magical creatures and perilous situations. 


Our English work will use the text as inspiration and we will write narratives based on the idea of creating a backstory for a character. Moving on from this, we will work on playscripts based on scenes from the story and hopefully perform some too! 



Mission homework booklets will be handed out and put onto the google classroom - these are creative tasks and will earn pupil's merits if shared via online pictures. English and Maths homework will be uploaded onto the google classroom each Friday, to be completed by the following Friday.



There will be a spelling test on a Friday on a weekly basis.

 The Login for Spelling Shed will also be shared with the children so that they can practice spellings at home on a range of online activities.


Times Tables

Timestable rockstar logins will be provided. This is a fun online resource for children to practice their times tables.



We encourage reading as much as possible and kindly ask that you record any reading done at home in the yellow homework diaries.

Reading books will be changed when your child has finished their reading book.



PE this half term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday, please come into school in your PE kit on these days and take into account the weather.  

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact me at


Mission Homework Booklet

Google Classroom


Class code: nnt5oxl

Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).

Their password is generic --> Password1          (captial P)

Recommended Reads for Year 6

Recommended Reading List and Homework Booklet

 Children's Reading Book List KS2 Y6 (10-11yrs).pdfDownload
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Special Mention

Week 1 - Special Mention goes to the whole class this week for an amazing start to Year 6 and being so helpful, enthusiastic and just wonderful. I am very excited about the year we will have together.

Week 2 - Special mention goes to Lewis for his amazing hard work this week both in class, during the SATs and in booster. He has also been very helpful!

Week 3 - Special mention goes to Henry for his wonderful English work. He has written stories, diaries and persuasive speeches, which are all so engaging and full of features.

Week 4 - Special mention HAS to go to Lucy this week for her amazing effort! She has completed extra homework for Mrs Davies, worked so hard in lessons from Science to Art and been an absolute star!

Week 5 - Noah wins Special mention due to his great creativity which Mrs Coventry has so enjoyed this week! 

Week 6 - Luke wins Special Mention this week for his fantastic effort and enthusiasm in class and all of his great general knowledge - especially in History.


Week 1 -  Callum for being so kind and caring to the Acorn children on the gate when showing them to their class. He made them feel really comfortable and it really showed his CHAS qualities.

Week 2 - Issy gets CHAS for being such a superstar helper and noticing when things need doing to help me. She always makes us smile and laugh and has a great attitude. 

Week 3 - Macie wins CHAS this week for her constant enthusiasm for school life. She works hard, always offers to help around the class and shows CHAS values to her friends. 

Week 4 - Ella wins CHAS this week for her wonderful attitude in school! She always has a smile and is a wonderful friend to everyone. 

Week 5 - James and Zoe for their CHAS qualities and offering to litter pick the field at lunchtime to make our school tidier for everyone. 

Week 6 - CHAS goes to Cody this week for being a great Year 6 role model. I can always trust him to be sensible, polite and trustworthy and his kind attitude is alway s appreciated. 

Picture gallery - Our work