Class 6E 2017 - 2018

Mr Emes

Mr Emes

Teacher since 2000. Taught mainly in Years 5 and 6. Teacher at Leighton since 2007.

Welcome to Year 6E

Your Year 6 team is Mr Emes and Mr Jones, along with Mrs McDonough.

Your Class Councillor is Tyler Griffiths

Vice Class Councillor is Owen-Blake Bloor-McGowan


We will be giving the children some English and Maths homework from the middle of January in order to help the children revise the concepts useful for their KS2 SATs in May 2018.

Year 6 homework will be given out on Mondays and reviewed on Fridays.  Children will also need to learn their spellings and focus times tables, have five entries in his/her reading journal (50 pages per week minimum, please), and earn a Mathletics certificate.  Such homework will be good preparation for High School in September.

Spelling tests (5 spellings only to encourage deeper learning) are done on a Friday.  Try to complete 12 x 12 grids regularly.  Children in Year 6 must know all their times tables facts (multiplication and division) and number bonds instantly.

Please make sure that your child reads for at least 30 mins five evenings each week and makes a note of it in their reading journal, either at home or in school in the morning.  Also, it would be great if you had some time to discuss and share the book with your child.  We are really trying to promote reading for enjoyment and pleasure.  A record will be kept of the reading completed by your child and rewards can be earned.


Check out the file at the bottom of the page for recommended books and authors


SATs Revision Homework (week beginning 26.3.18)

Maths Book, pages 26 and 27: Prime Numbers; Square and Cube Numbers; pages 32 and 33: Multiplying Fractions; Adding and Subtracting Fractions

English Book, pages 51-54: Colons, Semi-Colons and Dashes; Adding Extra Information; Hyphens and Bullet Points

Please carry out the self-assessment at the bottom of the pages.


Easter Revision Homework/ First Week Back week beginning 16.4.18)

Maths Book: page 34 Adding and Subtracting Fractions; page 35 Dividing Fractions; pages 36 and 37 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals

pages 75 and 76 Tables; pages 77, 78 and 79 Bar Charts, Pictograms and Line Graphs

English Book: pages 12 and 13 Making Inferences; pages 14 and 15 What Happens Next?; pages 45 and 46 Mixed Practice; pages 55, 56 and 57 Mixed Practice

Please carry out the self-assessment at the bottom of the pages.


SATs Revision Homework (week beginning 23.4.18)

Maths Book - pages 68 and 69: 3D Shapes; pages 72, 73 and 74 Reflection and Translation

English Book, pages 16 and 17: Structure; pages 18 and 19: Choice of Language; pages 20 and 21: Comparing

Please carry out the self-assessment at the bottom of the pages.


Spellings (week beginning 26.3.18) 'ei' spellings

Group 1 spellings: receipt, neighbourhood, protein, deceive, ceiling

Group 2 spellings: seize, weird, heir, receive, neighbour


Spellings (week beginning 16.4.18) 'c' makes the 's' sound when followed by i, e, a or y

Group 1 spellings: audience, necessary, excellent, precious, currency

Group 2 spellings: century, notice, silence, exciting, centre


Spellings (week beginning 23.4.18) 'ance' suffix

Group 1 spellings: acceptance, significance, endurance, perseverance, circumstance

Group 2 spellings: distance, allowance, instance, balance, assistance


Check out the Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 spellings lists below:

Web links for the statutory spelling lists:

Statutory Spelling list for Years 5 and 6

Statutory Spelling list for Years 3 and 4 

To help revise for assessments, visit the following websites:

Spelling rules used on SATs spelling tests so far

SPAG and spelling revision

BBC Spelling Bitesize

SPAG and spelling games

BBC Maths revision

CGP Maths revision and games



P.E. kits are to be brought to school every Monday and left in school until Friday.

Commando Joe: 6J -  Monday P.M.; 6E -  Monday P.M.

Dance:  Wednesday P.M.

What are we learning?

This spring term, these are some of our topics:

Literacy - 'Talk For Writing' pieces covering dialogue and narrative.

Maths - circles; solving non-routine word problems; SATs revision

History - The Achievements of the Indus Valley and the Mayan ancient civilisations

Geography: Rainforests of South America; time zones

Science - Forces

Computing - coding using 'Purple Mash'; networks

R.E. - What is the Hindu belief about ‘Kama’ and how does this compare to other religious or non-religious beliefs?

P.S.H.C.E. - CoJo; philosophical discussion; CEOP

German - Musical instruments; Songwriter / singer / composer profile; Designing a car in German

P.E. - CoJo; dance

Music - Garage Band

Art - Painting, colour and printing; Artist (Andy Warhol)

D.T. - Goblin car project


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Contact the School

Leighton Academy

Principal - Mrs Joanna Young
Deputy - Mrs Samantha Thompson
Leighton Academy
Minshull New Road, Crewe

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Contacts for Information -
Mrs T German - Business Manager
Miss J Morris - Bursar
Mrs H Holding - Admin Officer
Mrs D O'Reilly - Admin Assistant

Senco -
Mr N Jones -
Mrs L Schofield -

Tel: 01270 685185