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Welcome to Year 6 and Empire Class

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to Empire Class and Year 6.

The Empire Team includes:

Ms Marsh (Teacher)

Mrs Andrews (TA)

Miss Coutts (TA)

Mrs Kirkness (Teacher)

Mr Harrison (Headteacher)


Empire class has PE lessons on a Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school these days dressed in a full outdoor PE kit.


We look forward to a successful and happy year.


Ms Marsh and the Empire Team




During this term we will be learning about the following:

RE – What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa, grace and/or Ummah?

Music – evaluating classical music: Fingal’s Cave composed by Felix Mendelssohn 

PE – Quicksticks hockey and handball

Computing – Python Programming

Wellbeing – Meaning and purpose: What can I be?

RSE – Economic wellbeing

Art – Painting and Colour in the style of Hokusai

Writing genres – narrative poetry; discussion

Maths lessons: arithmetic 1 & 2; data and measure, geometry and reasoning

We used oil paints or acrylic paints to create artwork inspired by the Japanese artist, Hokusai.

Creating patterns using Logo

Term 3 Curriculum Letter

Term 2

The First Remembrance leaflet

Experience Christmas 

Experience Christmas an absolutely wonderful, small-group, interactive, immersive, discussion-based activity developed by the Diocese of Gloucester for KS2 classes.  Empire Class traveled  round five simple activities based on parts of the Christmas story: Advent, Mary's kitchen, Journey to Bethlehem, Shepherds Fields, Magi's Palace, Manger. 

Investigating electrical circuits

Designing and making a game using an electrical circuit

The First Remembrance

WW1: Cinquain poetry, shrapnel and display

First Aid at Canterbury College letter

Term 2 - Curriculum Letter

WW1 workshop - Alexander Centre letter


During this term we will be learning about the following:

Science – electricity

DT – electrical systems

RE – What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Wellbeing – People around me: Resolving conflict

Music – learning to play Jingle Bells on the recorder

RSE – Health and wellbeing

PE – gymnastics and cross-country running



The Great War – Mini history project

Empire Class will be taking part in two workshops led by the local historian and famous Terrible Tudors author, Neil Tonge. We will start work on the mini project in school, then participate in a workshop at the Alexander Centre, followed by a visit to the cenotaph at Stone Street. 

WW1 - The Terrible Trenches with the author Neil Tonge



Our Learning Journey this term is Geography: We will be learning about a country in Asia.

Firstly, we will be revising our knowledge of Kent, the differences between Great Britain, the British Isles and the United Kingdom.

We will  be improving our geographical skills by: reading maps; using a key; using geographical vocabulary such as urban, rural, coastal, longitude, latitude; asking relevant questions; using compass points for locating places; knowing the difference between human and physical features and using this knowledge to identify features of locations. 

We will spend time learning about our key country and focusing on the following broader geographical questions:

  • Where is it?
  • What is it like to live there?
  • How can we find out what it is like there? 


Watch this space to find out about our geographical learning journey!


Map reading - lines of latitude and longitude

Japanese writing

Japan - persuasive holiday brochures

ART - zentangle carp and cranes, screen printing and water-colour cherry blossom paintings

READING - Click on the attachment below to see a list of age appropriate books. Each book is a high quality text which you could enjoy at home or share with your grown-ups. Let us know if you read any of the books and whether you would recommend them to your friends!


Strategic games develop problem-solving, logical thinking and planning skills as well as being good fun!


Click on the links below for some of the resources to play the games at home.




Factors and Multiples Game



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