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Empire -Year 6




Good luck in the next stage of your learning.

It has been a privilege being part of your primary school experience. 

From all of the adults and children at Bysing Wood.

Welcome to Empire!



Empire class has PE lessons on a Monday and Friday. 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, Mrs Kirkness and Mrs Andrews


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!

In Term 5, we have been learning about Living Things in their Habitats.

We also looked at classifying living things based on their  similarities and differences. 

Science - Living things in their habitats

Empire class have been playing strategic games as part of our Maths lessons. 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



Term 5 PE lessons- Football skills

Making Easter boxes from a net


The children in Empire Class have been learning about the Battle of Trafalgar. They have been finding out:

  • When was the Battle of Trafalgar? 
  • What happened in the battle?
  • Who was the battle between?
  • Why was the battle so significant?
  • What was life like for a sailor during the battle of Trafalgar?
  • What links does this part of Kent have to the battle of Trafalgar and HMS Victory? 

Battle of Trafalgar Newspaper Articles

The Georgians, Battle of Trafalgar and HMS Victory

What is a census?

Jabberwocky Inspired Poems

Term 3

Cooking Pear Crumble in Term 3

Lockdown visitor

Term 2

We started this term with a week dedicated to British Black History. We found out about two influential people: Walter Tull and Maloire Blackman. Look in the Gallery section of our school website for a virtual tour of the work we produced in our Pop Up museum.


Our topic for remainder of term 2 is Geography.

We will be spending two weeks learning about:  Kent, the differences between Great Britain, the British Isles and the United Kingdom. We will also 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 4 weeks learning about Japan 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? 


Watch this space to find out about our geographical learning!


Debate- we debated the pros and cons of living in a rural, coastal and urban area.

Geography- Atlas skills and map reading

Sportshall Athletics virtual competition

Christmas Wake and Shake Dance

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Christmas Wake and Shake

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Christmas Wake and Shake

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Wake and Shake

British Black History Week

National Skipping Day (Friday 6th November 2020)

Term 1

Our focus this term was Art. We studied the work by Paul Klee.

We also used the Zentangle patterns as a way of improving our line drawing. 

Paul Klee inspired art work

Useful websites
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