Year 6

A very warm welcome to year 6.  

Year 6 is home to both 6J and 6HM. Mrs Jenkinson teaches in 6J and both Mrs Hornshaw and Mrs Marklew teaches in 6HM. Both Miss Markham and Mrs Norton support across year 6 on a daily basis. 


Mrs Jenkinson - Having taught at Travis St Lawrence for several years now, I am excited to be working with a new team with fresh ideas and new approaches. After an exciting summer getting married and visiting Singapore and Bali, I am looking forward to future adventures around the world. 

Mrs Hornshaw - I am really excited to have joined the team at Travis St Lawrence and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of our children and families. Although I have been teaching for a number of years, I am still passionate about learning and enabling children to succeed. When not at school, I enjoy travelling, reading and walking my two dogs. 

Mrs Marklew - I've just returned to school after being on maternity leave enjoying spending time watching my son develop and grow. I am looking forward to being back in year 6 and working with Mrs Jenkinson and Mrs Hornshaw on Thursdays and Fridays. Outside of school I enjoy music, playing guitar and all things Disney! 

Autumn Term 

Year 6 is a busy year for children and staff but it is also filled with a range of exciting opportunities. During our first half term, our topic is Whitby based around the text 'Room 13'. As part of our studies, we will be visiting Whitby, look at historical aspects such as the Whitby Lifeboat Disaster and Captain Cook and study key geographical concepts such as coastal erosion. 


During the second half of Autumn term, we will be looking at key aspects of WW1 including remembrance, war poetry and its impact on society. Our key text linked to this topic is 'Private Peaceful' where we focus particularly on language, inference and deduction. 


Both topics this term are being based around texts - something in which we have found to be both stimulating and engaging for our children especially the boys. We enjoy writing in many different styles to suit different audiences and purposes. These will include:

  • short stories 
  • character/setting descriptions
  • non-chronological reports
  • formal/informal letters
  • newspaper reports 
  • persuasive brochures


In year 6, we love using and following the schools adopted scheme of Abacus; we especially enjoy the THINK! challenges. Some of the areas of maths covered this term include:

  • place value 
  • written methods
  • fractions, decimals and percentages 
  • measures

 Our targets in maths are linked to arithmetic skills and reasoning - applying our skills in a range of contexts. 


This term our focus in RE will be the Eucharist. As part of this topic, we will be looking at what the Eucharist is, who attends the service, its importance and its significance to Christains. We will also work with Rev. Liz and visit the church