Welcome to Martin Luther King's Class Page
This year our class names have been based on inspirational people from around the world and from throughout history. We are a Year 6 class and children are encouraged to reach for the stars, aim high and strive to be the best they can! My name is Mrs Walters and I will be teaching this class each day, supported by the fabulous Miss Down. Mr Greenslade will have the pleasure of teaching them for a couple of hours on Monday mornings, and Mr Blacker will be delivering P.E. on Fridays. During two half-terms across the year, I have specific conferencing time that will be covered by Miss Drage. During this time, I will work 1:1 with all children on their own personal targets and development. This is specifically linked to 'catch-up curriculum' due to the impact on learning caused by COVID-19.
Our three glorious topics this year are:
- Autumn - World War Two
- Spring - South America
- Summer- Ancient Egypt
As you know, I love to hear from you all, so please feel free to contact me whenever you need to. The best way to get in touch in the current climate is via my school email address:
It's so great to be back in a routine after such a strange year and I'm so pleased to be teaching such a wonderful group of children. I expect them to work hard this year and be the very best they can be... so far, they're nailing it!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any help or if you have any questions.
Year 6 Reading Stimulus
This term we are using a great novel called ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll as the stimulus for our English lessons. The story is set during World War Two and involves the plight of two little evacuees, Olive and Cliff. Before their evacuation from London, their older sister Sukie disappears in what can only be described as strange circumstances. Letters from the Lighthouse takes us on a journey of intrigue as the children settle into their new home in Devon and mix with the villagers of Budmouth Point. The story fits in with our History topic on World War Two.
Just so you know.... the children have been a little shy about speaking aloud on video so please ask them to share their learning at home. The more practise the better!
Due to restrictions with COVID-19, we are trying to keep home learning as virtual and contained as possible. We will be sending spelling lists and times table practise home, which do not need to come back into school. Any other work that we do send home, we will not expect to come back into school again to limit contact between home and school. So, below you will find some very helpful documents.
1. Spelling lists for Year 2, 3/4 and 5/6. Children need to know and work on these spellings dependent on their ability (they know what set they are on).
2. Times tables: I have attached a document that has all times tables that children in our Year 5/6 need to know and practise.
3. Reading - I have attached some reading guidance on types of questions and conversations that would be really helpful for you to do with your child at home. The more they read, the better they will become!
If you need any help or guidance, feel free to get in touch with me on our class email address: