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Year 6

"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."

The staff and pupils in Year 6 welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and if you have any ideas on how it could be improved, please speak to one of the Year 6 team.


Being in Year 6 means that we need to set an outstanding example to all. Our aim is to be the best we can be by working hard every day, supporting each other, and most of all, enjoying our last year at Fleetdown. It will be a challenging and busy year, but we want to make it the best year yet!


Being in Year 6 also means that we are working hard to build our independence and ability to learn in many different ways. We always demonstrate the three key values of Fleetdown Primary Academy: Respect, Responsibility, Equality.

Our Year 6 Team 2022-2023

Mr M Brooker - Year Group Leader, PE Leader, AQA Research Leader, Blue Marlins Teacher

Mr A Burnett - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Leader, Barracudas Teacher

Miss S Akister - History Leader, Piranhas Teacher

Mrs E Divers - HLTA, Turtle Bay Teacher

Mrs L Cooper - Associate Teacher

Mrs C Guilfoyle - Associate Teacher

Mrs A Hyett  - Communications Support Assistant

Mrs K Horan - Communications Support Assistant

Mrs J Hargreaves - Communications Support Assistant


"Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together."

Jacqueline Woodson, American Children's Author

Term 4 - This is Africa! BENIN


This term, our topic continues with ‘This is Africa!’, but with a focus on the History of one of the 54 countries Africa has to offer, Benin. We are going to learn everything about the resources here, both natural and man-made. This is as well as the wide population and fascinating history of the kingdom of Benin.


Fun Fact: In 1897, Benin became part of the British Empire until 1960 when it became part of the independent country of Nigeria. There is still an Oba of Benin who leads religious ceremonies but is no longer a ruler of people.


Our Maths learning this term will consist of angles on straight lines and around points, properties of different 2D and 3D shapes, ratio conversions and finally a unit on algebra!


We will be writing informal letters, contrsating diaries and survival guides. How will you make sure to stay alive as you explore the wilderness?

We will be reviewing our understanding of each of the Reading strands and familiarising ourselves with the questions types we will be encountering throughout the year. Our main text for Term 4 is:


Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji

Term 4 Sticky Knowledge Documents (Science and Foundation)





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