Class Teacher:

Mr Forsyth


Staff in Our Class:


Our Class Governor:


How can you support at home?


This website has both worksheets and games which children can assess to support all the different maths skills. The website is broken down into sections as taught in school


 Homework Days:


Spellings - handed out on a Tuesday to be tested following Tuesday.


Times tables – to play on TT Rockstars at least once per week.



Tuesdays and Fridays






Our Class Animal:

Each class, has been given a different animal ( from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups. 

Did you know?

Panthers are a large member of the Big Cat family, they are not native to one continent, just like some of our class members.


Our class panther will be named in September by means of a democratic vote.

 Do you know anymore facts about panthers? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?

All About Me:


I have lived in Castleford all my life – I went to Airedale Junior School and Airedale High School. I really enjoy teaching in my local community. I am into my fifth year teaching at SHMPS. I started working in year 5 before moving into year 6. This year is currently my fourth year teaching year 6; my second as Upper Key Stage 2 leader and second year as Assistant Headteacher. I cannot wait to get started working with the 2017-2018 Panthers. 

In my spare time, I play football for a local team and love watching all sports – especially Leeds United and the mighty Castleford Tigers. 2017 league leaders winners – Grand Final here we come? 


Autumn 1:



Homework Information:

Our homework consists of:


Weekly spellings, where we will have differentiated spellings depending on personal targets. Our spellings are stuck in spelling books and are listed on the school’s website to practise.


At least once per week, we expect Panthers to read to an adult at home – this could be your book from school or books you have at home. We do advise that you read books that are age appropriate and challenging. Books such as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" are enjoyable but don’t offer sufficient challenge for year 6. Stuck for a book to read? Check out the books to read before you leave on the year 6 display located outside our classroom!


At least once per week, we expect Panthers to practise on TT Rockstars. Time is pencilled in the computing suite should you be unable to access this at home.


Struggling to complete any homework? A member of year 6 staff will always be available any dinner time to give you any support you require.

Autumn  2018 Term Events:

English Focus:

Maths Focus:


Curriculum Newsletter: Coming soon


Autumn  2018 Term Educational Visits:



Science Focus:

Topic Focus:

My Challenge:



How is Progress Measured in Year Six?

 Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL (Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class. During Year 6 the children sit the statutory assessment, these being the SATs exams.  


National Curriculum Objectives:





What do the children in our class have to say?



What have we been up to in our class?