Bookfest 2021

We are really lucky to be taking part in this year’s Shropshire Bookfest Book Award as a class.

To launch the event, we have been asked to choose a small group of children to become this year’s Shortlist Judges. They will help champion a book from a set of entries hoping it will be included in the the final short list which will be completed before December.

In the Spring Term, the Shortlist will be revealed and the whole class will get to read, discuss and vote for their own favourite book from the list, helping to identify the best book available for children aged 9-11 in 2022. Along with the main award, there are several creative competitions for the children to participate in associated with  the Bookfest.

In April we have been invited to the Theatre Severn for the grand reveal to meet the authors of the shortlist as well as discover the overall winners of the competition and Book Award.

We are all really excited and cannot wait to see what books will make the final cut.



Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school and welcome back to Year 6!

We hope you had a fabulous summer and look forward to hearing all about it over the next few days. We are looking forward to working with you and the children in a very exciting and productive year. We hope that the children will enjoy the new challenges and learning that Year 6 has to offer.

This term we will be focusing around 2 themes: The affects of World War 2 on the children of Britain and Remembrance. We have also linked up with the Shrewsbury Bookfest this year and looking forward to finding out which books have made the short list for us to read and vote for.

Here is the curriculum overview for this term:

curriculum overview parents

As part of Year 6, many children and parents choose to allow their child to walk home independently from school. Please could we ask parents/carers to write a note to school giving your permission for this to happen so we can ensure all staff know where your children are going at the end of the day.

You will need to come to school in correct Baschurch PE kit with on Wednesday and Fridays.

Homework will be set every Monday ( for the following Monday) for their reading task and  every Wednesday for the following Monday (unless stated) for topic/classroom support. This will involve a a topic/consolidation task of the work completed in school. Your child will be expected to practise their reading and timetables regularly through the week in addition to the tasks set. We cannot stress enough how important daily reading is, even for competent readers, as it helps to build reading stamina.

Homework:  homework

We look forward to working with you  and getting to know you all as the year continues.

Mrs Kovach, Mrs Hillidge and Mrs Beard

(The Year 6 Team)




Welcome Back!

Welcome back! I cannot believe we are beginning the Summer Term already! It is going to be jam packed and we hope to make the children’s final term at Baschurch a good one.

This term we are using the theme of journeys for our teaching and focus.

In English we are reading and sharing a range of books written about the journeys of refugees. We will be writing our own narrative stories and focusing on the grammar and punctuation objectives from year 6. We will be using imagery as a hidden symbol to our stories too. Summer 2 will provide the children the opportunity to write speeches on a topic that they feel companionate about and that can be linked to the local community.
We will be reading the end of Wonder before beginning Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird. I know many of you bought the book for your child to read with us last term. It is a fantastic book with fabulous characters and supports our Christian values of Persistence and Trust.

As explained at parents evening, we will be tailoring the maths curriculum and teaching to allow children to reconsolidate, extend thinking or practise their learning so far, ready for the end of the year. In science, the main topics will be taught by Mrs Foster who will be covering Light and Electricity. With a variety of intervention and small group teaching occurring during the day, we will also be studying the Titanic and the journeys of the passengers as part of a topic project.

Over the term we will be working in small groups to begin supporting the children with the next steps and transition. PHSE gives us the opportunity to focus on the children’s individual journeys as we prepare them for secondary school, We will also be continuing to look at puberty and relationships.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday afternoon.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Year 6 Team

Letter for our return to school on Monday 8th March

Good afternoon! Mrs Williams has asked us to upload a letter for everyone which includes information  about our return to school on Monday 8th March for Year 6.

There are very few changes for our class or the routine from last term but hopefully it is useful and helps everyone start plan.

We have Parents Evening via zoom next week which will be an opportunity for you to ask any further questions or chat about our return to school.

Letter poster home reopening information 8th March 2

Spring Term 2021

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children for their fantastic effort and hard work this last half term. We are proud of each and everyone of you. A huge thank also you to all of the brilliant parents and carers. You have done an incredible job supporting your children. We really couldn’t have done any of this without your support.

Here is just a snapshot of the fantastic work that has been done over this last half term. We hope you enjoy it.
Have a happy and relaxing half term and we look forward to seeing you all Monday 22nd February.