Welcome to the Year 6 homepage. Year 6 is one of the most exciting years and we have a lot to look forward to. In this final year, we will be working hard together to get ourselves ready for the transition to secondary school. Alongside all the hard work, we can also look forward to the Christmas production, Shakespeare and school journey!

Please enjoy looking at our class blog!

The Year 6 Team

Miss Robey and Miss Powley

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Homework due in Children to come in wearing their PE kit

Band instrument

Homework sent home

Spelling & times tables quiz

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Summer 1

We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this half term! In writing, we will starting the term by writing persuasive letters to Ms Dolan with our ideas about school budget spending. We will then explore a Japanese traditional tale, My Lord Bag of Rice, eventually writing our own versions! The rest of our half term in writing will be linked to our science learning on evolution and inheritance. We will use the example of the peppered moth to craft explanation texts for a younger audience and will be inspired by Darwin’s Dragons to write letters, speeches and non-chronological reports.

In maths, we will be exploring shape and geometry. We will revise and build on our learning from previous years about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes before focusing on angles. There will also be lots of opportunity to recap and consolidate our arithmetic learning from previous terms to ensure that we are as confident as can be with the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Our history focus will see us exploring youth culture in Britain. Beginning with a focus on post-war youth culture, we will explore different decades’ music, using these and other sources to draw conclusions about the political and cultural climate at various points in British history.

In our science learning this half term, we will be exploring and understanding evolution and inheritance.

This half term in RE, we will be unpacking how the Christian message has survived for over 2,000 years. We will be learning about the initial spread of the Christian message after Jesus’ death and resurrection, exploring what may have helped or hindered the spread of this extremely important message, as well as considering how the Christian message continues to be spread worldwide today.

We will be focusing on design and technology this half term. We will research and create designs, following a brief; follow our design plans to construct, using a range of materials; and test and evaluate what we have created, making adaptations where necessary.

Spring 2

We are very excited to be fully immersing ourselves in Macbeth this half term. We will be writing stories, narrative poetry about the ‘hurly-burly’, play scripts and non-chronological reports about witchcraft. In reading, we will continue to explore a range of texts, including various representations of witches! We look forward, for example, to comparing representations of witches and witchcraft in the tale of Baba Yaga and The House With Chicken Legs.

In maths, we will be focusing on algebra, ratio and measurement. We will write expressions and formulae, and will eventually be solving problems with unknown values. In our ratio unit of learning, we will be describing and finding ratio, calculating scale factors, and solving proportion problems. Finally, we will become experts at converting units of measurement and solving measurement problems.

In history, we look forward to discovering more about politics in Shakespeare’s London. A trip to the Museum of London will allow us to deepen our learning further!

In science, we are building on the wonderful start we have made with our electricity and circuits topic. We have learnt how to use recognised symbols when drawing circuit diagrams, which will be extremely useful when we explain the enquiries we have done and what we have found out!

In RE, we will be closely exploring the Easter story, unpacking the significance of key concepts such as redemption, forgiveness, repentance and hope.

In art, we will continue to build on the incredible progress we made with our work on 3D sculptures in Spring 1.

Spring 1

This half term, lots of our learning will be linked to our Big Question in geography: Are we damaging our world? Our reading and writing will be inspired by the book Floodland, and we will be writing effective, dramatic story openings; newspaper reports about flooding; persuasive speeches in role as a key character; and instructions for life on Eels Island.

In maths, we will be finishing off our focus on geometry before exploring decimals and percentages. Building on our understanding of fractions from last term, we will be showing fractions as decimals/percentages and finding percentages of amounts. We will then move to a focus on algebra!

In geography, we will be learning about the current state of our planet, will explore how we can conserve some of our most precious resources such as minerals, and will learn about the importance of taking care of our oceans and using renewable energy.

We will begin a new focus in science this half term: electricity! We will be building on our knowledge from Year 4 to understand how components in circuits function and how changing components, for example adding more bulbs, can affect how these components work.

In RE, we will be learning about what it means to be a Buddhist. We look forward to exploring the significance of key concepts such as suffering for Buddhist believers and learning about important beliefs and teachings such as the noble eight-fold path.

In art, we will begin a new unit on 3D sculpture!

Autumn 2

This half term, our learning will be guided by our Big Question in geography: How is our country changing?

In reading and writing, we will explore Piers Torday’s The Last Wild. This brilliant text will inspire us to write a range of for a range of audiences and purposes. We will be writing narratives to entertain, brochures to persuade and letters to inform our readers.

In maths, we will be moving on from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to our new unit on fractions. We will be exploring different representations of fractions, ordering and comparing them, before finding equivalent and simplifying fractions. We will then deepen our understanding by using the four operations with fractions and finding fractions of amounts. We will end the half term with a short geometry unit, developing our understanding of position and direction.

Our geography focus will see us delving into the changes our country has seen and the changes that may take place in the future. We will develop our geographical skills by using compass points and maps at a range of scales.

In our science learning this half term, we will be exploring and understanding why and how we classify living things.

This half term in RE, we will be learning about the importance of Remembrance Day within Christianity, exploring its significance and symbolism. We will then be exploring how Christmas is advertised, thinking carefully about how and whether this aligns with Christian views on the true message of Christmas. We will apply our understanding by creating our own Christmas advert at the end of term.

In art, we will be exploring cubism and the work of Pablo Picasso.

Autumn 1

Year 6 are starting the year by learning about the effects of World War 2 on Britain as part of our whole-school local history focus. To enrich our understanding of what it was like to be a child during World War 2, we will be reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo as a class, which we will use to inspire our writing. During the autumn term, we will be writing non-chronological reports, diary entries, balanced arguments and biographies based on the our chosen core texts and also linking to Black History Month, when we will explore the experiences of black and minority ethnic people in South Africa during Apartheid.

In maths, we will consolidate our understanding of place value and learn how this helps us to read, write and compare large whole numbers and decimal numbers.  We will learn how to partition and combine numbers in different ways, which will expand our repertoire of calculation methods. We will further develop our understanding and build our skills in using the four operations to solve problems.

In science, our focus is ‘Light’. We will be learning about shadows, how we see, how light is reflected and the phenomena of refraction through exploring, observing and conducting investigations. In RE, we will be learning about the practices of Sikhism and what it means to be a Sikh. We also look forward to developing our core drawing skills in art this half term!