Shackleton Class

shackletonWelcome to Shackleton Class! My name is Mrs Radcliffe and I am the class teacher. We have fantastic support from Mrs Barker and Mrs Batchelor. Shackleton are also lucky enough to have the added experience of a coach from Get Active (PE) teaching them for certain lessons during the week.

In Shackleton we aim not only to do our best and reach our full potential by following the school values, but also to encourage the children to take increased responsibility, both for their learning, in preparation for secondary school, and by being excellent role models to the rest of the school.

Term 2's Learning

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands….  Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind!

Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights.

Become part of an Antarctic rescues team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean.

So wrap up well everyone and settle be the fire. I’m just going outside and may be sometime….





















Year 6 had a visit from St John Ambulance and had a first aid taster lesson. They had great fun putting each other into the recovery position!

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We have been learning about the Titanic and the difference between the classes and conditions of travel. We each chose a different room on the ship and are creating a collage to show what the rooms would have looked like. More pictures to follow when we have finished!

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We had a fantastic day in Birmingham, learning more about the Mayans with a great presentation and then following the Mayan trail. After that we got to enjoy the chocolate.....

Home Learning

Year 6 are given weekly homework in the form of spellings, times tables and daily reading which should be recorded in the reading diary. Spellings and times tables are tested on a Wednesday.

How you can help

Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis.
Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.

Useful Websites

School Address

Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy

Westfield Road



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