Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Banksy Class: Year 6 

Enjoy the Easter Break!

Please note: During the Easter break staff will not be uploading home learning activities onto the class pages. We have added a page of Easter activities that you can complete over the holiday if you wish (Easter Activity Page) but remember to spend time together as a family over the next two weeks and use them as if this was a normal school holiday.

Staff may also be a little slower replying to messages on class dojo however school is still open for children of key workers so if you have something urgent you need to speak to a member of staff about please contact school on 01924 325300 or via email.

TT Rockstars battle ... boys vs girls ... 30th March - 3rd April. Go, go, go!

Working from home. 

Please find resources for working at home in case of school closures below:

As I will now be in school during the week, I have set you your tasks for the whole week in English and Maths.

Please don't try to do them all at once - 30 mins per day English, 30 mins reading and 30 mins Maths is plenty. 

1. First, here is a suggested timetable for working at home. This may help you to structure your day (and to annoy your families less!). This is only a suggestion, it is not compulsary. Discuss your best options with adults at home.

2. Here are some ideas to do at home which do not involve screen time. 

3. Topic Homework (Whodunnit)

4. English Work (30/3/20 - 3/4/20):

Each day complete the following (all resources are saved below):

a) one of the reading comprehensions.

b) two pages of the spelling task sheet. 

c) write a daily diary, explaining what is happening in the country, why you are at home, how you feel about it, what you are doing. 

d) read a book from home for at least 30 minutes. 


 Help, I'm Stuck!.pdfDownload
 Penguin Life Cycle.pdfDownload
 Spelling corrections.pdfDownload
 The Life Cycle of a Flower.pdfDownload
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5. Maths Work (30/3/20 - 3/4/20):

2d and 3d shape revision

Mon - answer the questions in your book

Tues - answer the questions in your book

Weds - answer the questions in your book

Thurs - use the example, how many different nets can you make for a cube?

Fri - TT Rockstars

Work through the tasks below, answer in your books, you don't need to print the sheets. 


 3d shapes Monday.pptxDownload
 Net of a cube Thurs.pdfDownload
 Properties of 2d shape Weds.pdfDownload
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Welcome to Banksy Class. We are Year 6!


We would like to welcome your child to their new class. 

Our classes in Years 5 and 6 are called Kandinsky (Year 5), Monet (Year 5/6) and Banksy (Year 6) after famous artists.

In Banksy class, the teachers are Mrs Walker and Mrs Wilkinson and the teaching assistant is Mrs Scott.

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During the next term our topic is, Whodunnit?

We will take part in an initial Hook Day that will involve a member of staff being kidnapped. This will lead us to conduct investigations to try to track down the criminal. As a part of our end purpose, we will visit the Magistrates Court in Dewsbury to learn about how local crime and punishment has changed throughout the years.

We will create our own science experiments to ensure that we gather enough evidence and intelligence so that we can put the accused on trial. In our Theme lessons we will also cover Crime and Punishment through the ages, covering from the Roman times to the Tudors and beyond. We will read ‘Gangsta Granny’ by David Walliams. 

In addition to the lessons outlined on the website, we will work outdoors with Mr Maguire and in cooking lessons with Miss Parker. Mr Caddick and Mrs Mohamed teach us on Wednesday afternoons.

Key Information for Years 5 and 6 ...

PE Days

We have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day.  You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.

Class Dojo

Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo online

Home Reading and Homework

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing and aim to read at least 3 times per week to an adult at home. 

Your child will receive a purple homework book which will contain the topic homework for the unit. Your child should select tasks which interest them from the “menu” of options and work on them over the term.

We will also send weekly spellings and number facts home to practise on Fridays. You should be spending a maximum of 20 - 30 minutes on spellings and maths facts each week for homework.  If you feel that weekly homework is taking longer than this, please speak to your class teacher. Our homework policy is available for you to view on the school website.

Water Bottles and Pencil Cases

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. Your child is welcome to bring a pencil case to school to use in class. However, they must ensure that their property is easily identifiable and named. They should also understand that they are responsible for this equipment and school cannot be held responsible for personal items being misplaced.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not permitted in school. However, if your child is in Year 6 and needs a phone in school for a valid reason. Please write a letter seeking permission for this from Mr Birkett. If this is authorised by Mr Birkett, the phone can be locked in the school office each day and must not be used until your child is off school premises.

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We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.

School Jotter App

Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.