Merlin - Y5/6

Welcome to Merlin!

We are a year 6 class and you will find us in the classroom nearest the main entrance.

Classroom Locations

Our teachers are Mrs Tunnicliff (Monday - Wednesday) and Olivia Hatcher (Wednesday- Friday). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Loescher and Miss Nichloson.

If you have any questions, you can send an email to

Mrs Sophie Tunnicliff, Kingfisher TeacherMrs Sophie Tunnicliff

Mrs Olivia Hatcher, Teacher

Mrs Olivia Hatcher






Term 4

What are we doing in Spring term 4?

This term, our topic is history based, focussing on the English Civil War. Our new English book is called Kensuke’s Kingdom. The writing focus in week 5 will be a narrative fiction based upon a person who finds out they are not alone in a supposedly deserted space.

In maths, we will be focussing on area, perimeter and volume, alongside decimals in year 5 and algebra in year 6. Towards the end of the term, we will move onto properties of shape.

Science will be all about electricity and investigations of the different objects that we can use to create complete electrical circuits.

The children are looking forward to learning about digital art and will be thinking about how to use photography to create stop-motion videos. We will let you know if we need any bits and bobs from your recycling bin.

In RE, we will consider the question ‘How did God intend Jesus to be crucified and if so, was he aware of it?’ Our music focus will be the rap, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’- performed by Will Smith.



                                                                                 Term 3

What are we doing in Spring term 3?

This term, our topic is geography based, focussing on deserts, ports and industrial areas. In English, our new book is called: How to Survive Anywhere. We will be finding out how, indeed, to survive anywhere! The writing focus in week 5 will be an explanation text on how to survive in a harsh environment of the children's choice. If you have any survival types books at home that your child would like to share with the class, then please feel free for the books to come into school for the day.

In maths, we will finish our fractions unit with fractions of amounts and then move onto converting fractions, decimals and percentages. Towards the end of the term, we will move onto converting units.

In science, we are comparing  the lifecycles of different animals and finding out about the different ways plant reproduce - and trying to propagate some plants ourselves. 

We will be learning about gears and pulleys in DT and the children will be designing a gadget that will help them survive in their chosen, harsh environment. We will let you know if we need any bits and bobs from your recycling bin.

In RE, we will be asking how can Brahman be everywhere and in everything? In music we will be singing the slow pop ballad,  'Make you feel my love' - originally sung by Bob Dylan in 1997 and covered by Adele in 2008.

PSHE this term is focussed on the unit keeping safe and the children will be discussing how to spot bullying, how to make good decisions, how to manage risk and we will find out about the effects of vaping on the body.


Please find below our knowledge organiser for geography this year. 

Year 6 SATs Information



Page Downloads Date  
LTP Merlin, Red Kite and Owl 2023 2024 06 Sep 2023 Download
Deserts industrial areas and ports KO Y56 2 10 Jan 2024 Download
Science Homework T4 28 Feb 2024 Download
History English Civil War KO 28 Feb 2024 Download
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