Year 6




On Thursday 20th June 2019, three year six children represented Farnham Primary School in a debating competition hosted by the Bradford West Rotary Club.

The event, which was held at the Guide Post Hotel, was a challenge for the children who had to work together to gather ideas to create an award winning discussion. Their chosen theme was to consider the negative effects of teaching fairy tales to children. The judges and the members of the Rotary Club commented on how confidently they had delivered their thought-provoking discussion and how well they had used research  to develop a convincing argument. The competition was tough: their fellow competitors certainly offered them a challenge, however the children spoke with passion and deserved to win first place.

We are extremely proud of the children involved and look forward to the next competition in 2020.  

Welcome back to Year 6, our Year 6 teachers are Mr Parker (6TP) and Mrs Thewlis (6KT)

Our support assistants are Mrs T Akhtar,  Mrs S Akhtar and Mrs Shetty. This half term we have been on an amazing trip to Whitby where the sun was shining for us. We travelled to Whitby to see how coastal erosion was affecting Whitby’s coastline. 


In English we have been learning about ‘The Lady of Shalott’ and have been practising our writing skills by writing character descriptions, letters and an alternative story.



In maths our focus has been place value and the four operations. We have incorporated fluency, reasoning and problem solving in all aspects of those strands.


Creative Curriculum

In science we have been learning about how to classify living things and have written a biography about Carl Linnaeus who created the classification system.

In geography our focus has been coastal erosion. We have explored this using our maths skills and have created a case study based on the Holderness coast.


Additional Information


Important dates

8th November – 6TP class assembly.

25th – 27th November – Book fair

26th November – English Curriculum Day

27th November – Parental involvement ‘guided reading’

28th November – Parental Consultations


Weekly boosters will begin on Wednesday 6th  November from 3-4pm, it is important that your child attends to prepare them for the SATs in May.




Vocabulary Cards




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