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Base 4

Welcome to Base Four 


This Year Six Class is taught by Miss Parry and Mrs Robinson who is our Teaching Assistant. 



Our Summer topic is...

World War Two



This term, we will be learning about the impact of the Second World War on British society, particularly focusing on the role of women and how this changed in the twentieth century. We will also focus on evacuation, rationing and the home front. 


Our class reader this term is... 

'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll


'We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night... not when German bombs had been falling like pennies in a jar...'


February 1941

A bomb blast... 

A chance encounter... 

Her mother's coat.


This is all Olive can remember of the night her sister Sukie went missing. With London unsafe, Olive and her brother are evacuated to the Devonshire coast to stay with a mysterious lighthouse keeper. 


There, Olive must solve a mystery of her own: a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon and to something dark and impossibly dangerous. 



Our Spring term topic is...

Ancient Egypt 



This term we will consider the achievements of the earliest civilisations, including the Ancient Sumer, the Indus Valley, the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China an Ancient Egypt. We will then focus on a depth study of the Ancient Egyptians. We will understand the significant events of this period in history and order these chronologically using a timeline. To develop our understanding of this civilization’s influences, we will complete an in-depth study on key achievements.

Our Class Reader is...

'The Crocodile Tomb' by Michelle Paver 




Hylas and Pirra have found their way to the mysterious land of Egypt in pursuit of the dagger of Koronos, only to find that the Crows have got there first. Led by Hylas' deadly enemy, Telamon, they are determined to recover the legendary blade, by any means necessary...


Weekly Reminders 







PE Kit



PE Kit

Homework Due 

Diary Check

Homework Set




Your homework will consist of 15 spelling words (10 which relate to that week's rule and 5 from the Common Exception Word list). You should practise these words four times using one of the methods which are in the back of your Homework Book. You will also have a Maths task to complete, which will be based on this term's KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts). Completed homework must be returned to school on a Thursday, ready to be marked and returned with the following week's homework on a Friday


The Year 6 KIRF for this half term is finding fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents (for example, knowing that 0.5 is the same as 1/2, which is the same as 50%; knowing that 80% is the same as 8/10 which is equal to 4/5 as well as 0.8). 


Reading is so important for a child's development. Reading just a few minutes a day has a massive impact on a child's ability to access the rest of the curriculum. If a child reads regularly, their writing will improve, alongside other core curriculum areas.



We ask children in Year 6 to read at least five times a week and write comments in their diaries for these reads. You should use the example comments in your diary to help structure these comments. We are looking for one vocabulary, one retrieval and one inference comment per week. The other two comments are your choice. We check Reading Diaries on a Thursday, so make sure your diary is in school on this day. 


Use the link below for some help with how to write your reading comments:

Excellent Examples of Reading Diary Comments 


Look at the slideshow below to see some of the superb reading comments the children in Base Four have made. They've been working hard to ensure that their comments are varied (vocabular, retrieval and inference).  



On Tuesdays and Thursdays, please come to school in your PE uniform: a white polo or t-shirt, a jumper, black joggers (in winter) or shorts (in summer) and plain trainers. No football tops please.

School starts at 9am be on time