The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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In the links above you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this term! Please have a browse.


Below you will find important information regarding your child's PE time slot and information on reading.


The links below are for the platforms used for online homework, along with others that your child also has access to.


J2e/TT Blast -

SATS Companion -

Language Angels -

TT Rockstars -


If you have any questions regarding any work set or being able to access any online learning, please email the year 6 team at  


Reading Books

Children in year 6 are expected to read at home each day, either to a family member or independently.  Please ensure reading records are brought to school daily and signed when your child has read so it can be included in their termly reading challenge.  We can then also write in them when they read with adults in school.


Each Year 6 pupil is aiming to have read 12 books by the end of each term. If completed the pupils will receive an exciting reward. If a pupil reads 12 books in each of the three academic terms they will receive a final reward at the end of the year.

6O are reading lots in school, please continue to read with them at home to help them reach their target!



Year 6 will have weekly P.E. although sometimes the day it is on may change. Therefore please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school every day. Your child will need a white T-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (trainers/plimsolls).  In the winter months your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.  Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in. 


Class Blog 

Class Blog 15.9.23

It has been another fun-filled week in Year 6!

On Monday, we had our first trip to Basildon Sporting Village, for our first swimming lesson. The children have all been put into their groups, ready for their lesson next week. Being able to swim is a life skill; all of the teachers were impressed with the positive attitude and efforts of the children.

Remember to bring your swim kit every Monday (swim costume, towel, swim hat and goggles if you have them. All jewellery must be removed).


We had a visit from Mr. Wright, the Head Teacher at Woodlands, who told us all about the school and what they have to offer. The children asked lots of interesting questions and were keen to visit on the school's open evening on 28th September.

'It has made me think of the important choices we have to make this year!' LG

In PSHE this week, our focus was on the universal rights of children. In particular, we researched children in Ghana who had to sacrifice their education, as well as dreams and goals, to work on cocoa plantations.


'I can't believe they had to leave school to do such a dangerous job!' DC

'It is sad to think they are not allowed to follow their dreams.'  TP

'It is unfair they have no choice, all because they are poor.' KE


The book we are reading in English is called Cardboard Cowboys,  we have enjoyed the story so far, especially learning about the main character (Lenny), and the trials and tribulations of his life. We have used the story to write a first person narrative using emotive language.


'He is being bullied for being fat! That is so unfair as it's not his fault -he hasn't committed a crime!' LS

'Lenny always seems so unhappy, I hope he meets a new friend that can help him.' HE

Remember to log on to EdShed to complete any set assignments and to practise spellings set.



We have made good progress in Maths so far and need to keep practising key skills, by logging on to SATs Companion and TT Rockstars.


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