Bulwell St Mary's Primary and Nursery SchoolWhere Your Journey Begins

YR6 - Elephants

Welcome to the 6 Elephants class page!

Hello from us!


Our class name this year is Elephants, after the magnificent, endangered animal.


As the oldest in school, we have very high expectations of behaviour so that we can set a fabulous example to the younger children in the school. We follow our three school rules - Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready. As a team we want to work with you and your children so that they are happy, healthy and achieving their full potential!


What’s expected of you guys at home…


It is evidently proven that the best way for children to thrive and achieve is with a secure and consistent approach at school and at home! 


It is expected that each week your child should:

  • Read at home at least 4 times a week – please remember to sign your child’s reading diary and ensure that the reading book and diary are brought back into school. We love to give out Dojos and reward children who read!
  • Times Tables practice on TTRS.
  • Homework will be set each Friday. This will recap prior learning and is due in by the following Friday.




Our P.E. days are currently Monday and Wednesday. Whilst we are in a temporary classroom, Year 6 are allowed to come in wearing their P.E kits on these days. 


Class Dojo:

We do update class Dojo frequently and it is a great way of communicating. Please keep checking for messages on there. If you have any concerns or worries please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I am here to support you all as well as your children!



Autumn 2

This half-term, our big question is How did apartheid come to an end in South Africa? We will look at where South Africa is, before looking at the history of apartheid in South Africa and the role key individuals like Nelson Mandela played, as well as other contributory factors to ending apartheid. This will be supported in reading by developing our understanding of racial segregation, considering examples from America. In Science, we are studying Living Things and their Habitats, considering the importance of classification, Carl Linnaeus and his significant work and the role microorganisms play in the world. Finally, in R.E we will be focusing on incarnation, identifying what this means to different religions and comparing similarities and differences.



Mr Gregory, Miss Clarke, Mrs Brown and Miss Hoy