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Manor LeasJunior Academy

Where excellence and enjoyment go hand in hand

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Churchill Class: Miss Collishaw

Mandela Class: Miss Hicks

Pankhurst Class: Mrs Greene

Additional Teacher: Mrs McFaul


Art Week - Black History Month


During Art Week, as a school, we focused on Black History Month. We started by looking at the 'I have a Dream' speech by Martin Luther King Jr. in English lessons. We unpicked the complex vocabulary and used it as a structure to plan our own poetic speech about our hopes and dreams for equality in the future. 

We then looked at the work of Emory Douglas, who was famous for his newspaper illustrations which focused on black rights. We used his work as inspiration for our own. We started by researching different symbols and prints related to equality: once we had chosen our favourite, we used polystyrene and black paint to create prints. We then moved onto the quotes - we researched famous quotes and came up with our own, which symbolised 'freedom' or 'equality' for all. Finally, we practised our painting skills to create the background. The finished products looked so effective! 


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Example timetable

Curriculum evening PowerPoint

Our weekly homework is:

  • 30+ minutes of reading per night (students have both short and longer AR books to read from and quiz on)
  • Weekly revision in CGP Y6 Maths books.
  • Weekly spellings to practise (they will be tested on a Friday)


Additional home learning can be found here at: