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Shaftsbury and Gladstone

Welcome to Shaftsbury and Gladstone Classes – Year 6




Spring One 


The texts we are studying are Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo and Roads End. Using these text we will be:

  • Making predictions about a text
  • Learning about the historical context of book
  • Writing setting and character descriptions
  • Writing recounts
  • Comparing and contrast characters
  • Writing diary entries
  • Writing for different audiences


In our writing we will be focusing on these grammar devices:

  • Direct speech
  • Cohesive devices
  • Narrative structure
  • Expanded noun phrases


Throughout the term, we will be focusing on building arithmetic skills, so that the children are secure and able to apply their knowledge to greater depth learning.


For example we will focus on aspects of Maths such as:

  • Fractions 
  • Decimals
  • Percentages. 
  • Position and Direction
  • Measurement
  • Perimeter, area, and volume




In Curriculum this term we will be learning all about the Global Goals. 

We will be;

  • Researching and writing a non-chronological report comparing two countries
  • Looking into inequality and injustice around the world in the past and in the present
  • Comparing education systems around the world


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Transferring to Secondary School in September 2020We can guide and support you with this process. There is a lot of local choice for schools. Last year, the children in year six, moving to year seven went to:


Djanogly City Academy (our closest school, and part of our trust)


Nottingham Bluecoat Schools OR


Nottingham Free School


NUAST Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology


Nottingham University Samworth Academy


Ellis Guilford


With demands for places being high, it is a good idea to make sure you choose at least your top three schools.


You apply online at


All of these schools will be having open days and open evenings VERY EARLY in Autumn Term and I recommend that you go to these events and take your child with you so that together you can make an informed choice about the next stage of their education.  Web links are included on this letter and if you download the electronic version of the letter, you can follow the link directly.

For your information, pupils in year seven at Djanogly City Academy will be educated at the Sherwood Campus site which is attached to our school.