Bolsover Church of England Junior School


INSET - Monday 5th November 2018

Back to school - Tuesday 6th November 2018

Anti-Bullying Week - w/c 12th November 2018

Children In Need - Friday 16th November 2018

BBR Event: Library Launch - Thursday 22nd November 2018

Christmas Fayre - Tuesday 11th December 2018

Christmas Disco - Thursday 20th December 2018

Break Up - Friday 21st December 2018

INSET - Monday 7th January 2019

Back to school - Tuesday 8th January 2019

SATs Week - 13th-16th May 2019


What's happening in 6MB?

 Keep scrolling to find out about news, events and important information about the daily lives of 6MB!

Autumn 2 Topic 2018-19


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Our topic for the Autumn Term 2 is titled Revolution.

What do you think we are learning out in this topic?

Check out our Curriculum Bulletin by clicking here.

In our English sessions, we are going to be doing shared reading using the text Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. Through this, it will stimulate our writing sessions as we work our way through each chapter.

Click the following link to visit the author's website to find out about the text: 

Key Stage 2 SATs Test

Please find information for parents regarding the end of Key Stage 2 Year 6 SATs tests along with other resources to support your child's learning at home. If you require any more information feel free to get in contact with Mr Backhouse.



Each week Year 6 will be sent home homework in a range of subjects.

If you complete your homework successfully then there will be a Homework Reward on the last day of each term - previously this has included a cinema with pizza/snacks.


Currently, 6MB have the following homework days:

* Comprehension/Maths/SPAG - sent out Thursday for the following Tuesday.

* Reading - daily for at least 20 minutes = five times a week.

* Times Tables - practising daily.


What happens if you can not do your homework?

If you can't do your homework at home then 6MB's door is always open for you to come in and do it. Likewise, if you are unsure of a question, come in and see me before/after school or at break/lunch time. I am here to help!


Remember Homework Club takes place on Thursday after school open to all children. 

 Year 5/6 Word List

Click the link below to access the Year 5/6 key word list. It is expected that children can spell the majority of the words by the time they reach the end of Key Stage 2.

Year 5 and 6 Word list.docx


A KS2 Grammar Glossary



Click the pictures below for some wonderful websites for:

 English revision:


 Maths revision:


Check out these websites with suggested reading books for Key Stage 2/Year 6:

Revision 2019

Fraction booklet = click here


BBC Bitesize click here


Fractions "game" booklet = click here

Revision Websites

Click the links below to access some extremely useful revision websites to support you in your SATs revision learning at home:

 BBC Bitesize (new version)


BBC Bitesize (old version)


IXL Website:


Top Marks


Maths Made Easy

We ask that Year 6 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.

This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible then please read to an adult at least once a week. 

We ask that reading is completed at least five times over the week - Reading Records are checked weekly on a Friday and Book Club will take place on Friday lunch to provide extra opportunities for this in school.

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:


Wanting some inspiration about what to read?

Check out these websites with suggested books for Key Stage 2/Year 6:


 Make sure you are learning your times tables all the time. You are expected to have rapid recall of all the times table facts up to 12 x 12 by the time you have finished Year 4. 


You will be tested weekly on your times tables during our Mental Arithmetic lesson.

Why not make x table practice fun? Login to Times Table Rockstars to earn coins for getting questions correct. Remember, there are extra rewards for the children who earn the most coins.


There are also some useful games to help you practice by clicking on the grid below:


 PE for 6MB will be EVERY Monday afternoon. It is expected that pupils wear the correct school kit. All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble be provided to tie back long hair. In colder months ,pupils may wish to bring a tracksuit. Please could you also ensure all items of P.E kit are clearly labelled with your child's name. Thank you.



We will keep you up to date with reminders via ParentHub throughout the year. If you change your number, please let the school office know.

 Any parent help is greatly appreciated within school. If you are interested in helping within school or on school trips then please do not hesitate to contact the school office with your up to date details.


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