Lydford Class Yr 6

Year 6 Teacher:             Mrs Boothright                                Autumn in Lydford Class   

Teaching Assistant:      Ms Wood                                            Letter     Learning Grid



 Welcome to Lydford page

Lydford AB graduate from the University of Monsters, meeting the Vice Chancellor of The University of Reading.

Lydford FE graduate from the University of Monsters, meeting the Vice Chancellor of Reading University.

On Thursday 16th May, Year 6 enjoyed a well deserved afternoon playing in the park to celebrate the end of their SATs. We had a picnic together and then played rounders and football in glorious sunshine.

We are so proud of our wonderful Year 6 children, they are simply brilliant!

This week Year 6 visited the Apple store at The Oracle, we had a fantastic time coding and debugging using the app 'Swift Playground'.

Year 6 were treated to an engaging production from the Cyber Crime Theatre group all about Online Safety. Please do talk with your child about the issues that were covered, it is vitally important that they are keeping themselves safe online. Thank you to Alfred Sutton for hosting the production. 

Year 6 Residential to Abernant Lakes

We have all had a wonderful, fun-filled day full of activities. Here are a few of our favourite photos from the day.

Tomorrow is our disco and some lake activities, we are very excited. Thank you for our letters, we read them at lunchtime today. 


We are all having a wonderful time so far, the sun even came out in Wales for us! Here are a few pictures of some of the things that we have done today. Everyone is now settled down for our first night at Abernant; we will put some more pictures up tomorrow. 


From us all at Abernant Lakes : ) 

Year 6 were invited to The Ranelagh & Phoenix Hockey Festival. We were given mouth-guards and wore our NEW kit. Our children demonstrated great stick-work, defence and shooting skills. They won 2 trophies and were a credit to The School.  If your children are interested in learning hockey, Ranelagh and Phoenix Club train their Juniors on a Sunday morning 9am at the University Astro pitch.  Enter text...

Our theme is 'Into the Jungle'; use the 'Learning Grid' link above to see what we are learning across the curriculum. 


We are reading 'The Explorer'. We are looking at how character is developed by an author and how the characters in The Explorer change over time.


In our writing we have researched Rudyard Kipling. We have read some of the Just So Stories and  The Jungle Book. We have written a biography about Rudyard Kipling and are currently publishing them. Below are some examples.


Lydford FE are beginning to create their own character (protagonist or antagonist) to write into their own version of The Jungle Book.  


This is how our Year 6 edit.........


This term we are continuing our place value work through using written methods for all four operations.  

The objectives we will be covering are: 

  • multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy 


This term, we are focussing on our inference, deduction and prediction skills; we will be looking specifically at answering longer questions and understanding that we have to select evidence from the text, use the quote and explain how this supports our viewpoints.


It is essential that children are reading daily and discussing what they have read with an adult a minimum of three times a week. Their reading should now be across a wide variety of text types. Below are some suggested titles of age appropriate texts that would be beneficial for your children to read.




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