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Welcome to Year 6!  




Children will need to wear their PE to school on Thursday 13th December as we have a special visitor in class on Friday afternoon.   


ALSO, a reminder about Christmas jumper day on Friday 14th December.


For this half term, PE will be on Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).  Please make sure that you have ALL your school PE kit on to come to school.  Even is you have indoor PE, you should have it underneath your outdoor PE kit to travel to and from school.


Please take the time to read our class page.

Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.


Welcome to Year 6 and we hope you enjoy reading our class page. We hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are ready for an exciting year. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.

As Year 6 children, we are becoming even more responsible and independent learners. We inspire and cultivate a mature approach to taking control of our own learning, becoming ready to face the risks and challenges in our futures, whilst developing independence, resilience, teamwork and empathy.

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or coved with a plaster.


Upcoming Events:


Friday, 14th December  – Dr Artis in our classroom & Christmas Jumper Day

Monday, 17th December - Year 5 and 6 Christmas Party!

Friday, 21st December - Christmas Treat DVD - YAY!!

BikeAbility - Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March 2019

Wednesday 27th March - Open Afternoon from 2.15pm

Tuesday 2nd July - Open Afternoon, from 9.00am 


Latest News:

BikeAbility will take place during the week from Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March 2019. Each child will take part in the training for  a day and a half. Children are able to borrow a bike and a helmet if needed. More information will be sent out after Christmas. 


Homework for half term 2018 - The children should have recorded the pages from their GPS book that they need to complete over the holidays. Alongside this, they have got some science homework to complete. The first is a sheet which they brought home and the second is to go on the BBC Science Light and Mirrors webpage to read the information and complete the quiz. If your child does not have time to complete the BBC Science online activity, please don't worry as they complete it after half term.

A link to the BBC science Light and Mirrors webpage can be found below. Please can they look at 'What is Light?' and 'What is Reflection?'. They can also complete 'How does the eye detect light?' if they wish, but this is optional. 



Homework expectations:

In preparation for the children being ‘High School Ready’ homework will be planned in the following way:

  • Weekly times tables test on a Friday to be marked in class. 

  • Weekly short SPAG or maths consolidation /revision exercises using the books to be self/peer marked during lessons.

  • Spellings – The children will have weekly spellings tests on a Tuesday. These will either be based on spelling patterns rather than a list of words, or a group of Y5/6 Statutory words. The Y5/6 words will be sent home to practise and will be tested fortnightly. The spelling rule will be tested on the alternate weeks to the Y5/6 words with no formal list going home to learn. Following the test in class, words that the children will need to learn again will be recorded in their spelling books and we ask that you revise these with your child at home. (Please see the Spelling in the English section further down the page for clarification.)

  • Reading – reading journals to be completed, signed and brought into school every Thursday. Please record the comprehension questions you ask your children but answers do not need recording.

  • Longer topic-based learning will be sent home with clear instructions as to how and when it will need to be completed by. In order to get children High School ready, part of this will include research and therefore longer deadlines will be given. The beauty of these learning logs is that when completed, they are incredibly different as the children take their learning in different directions. This is then shared and marked with peers so all children can access these amazing learning discoveries.

  • Homework diaries contain a weekly thinking activity that will need to be completed. (These are not formally marked.)

  • From January 2019 we will be sending home short SPAG, Reading and Maths SATs papers as part of the homework.

  • Purplemash 2Do activities and Active Learn maths - We have just started to send home some computer based learning. The children have all been given a log-on these and they write in their planner the homework. When the children log onto their accounts they will be able to see their homework in the 2Do section on Purplemash and in their account on Active Learn. The children have all been shown how to use their accounts. Please talk to us if you are unable to access online learning.


    In Year 6, the children will all receive a homework diary in which they will record all their homework and deadlines. These are similar to the journals most schools use in Year 7. These will need signing each week and brought into school every day.


    Curriculum this half term:

    Topic Ancient Benin. 


  • English:

  • Reading:

    Children to be able to understand what they read by:

  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context

  • asking questions to improve their understanding

  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence

  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied

  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas

  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

  • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader

  • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion

  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction

  • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously

  • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary

  • provide reasoned justifications for their views.


  • Cohesive devices

  • Fronted adverbials (consolidation)

  • Expanded noun phrases

  • Emotive language

  • Formal and informal language

  • Colons, Semi-colons and Dashes



This half term we will be writing:

Poetry - personification, figurative language, passive voice. 

Diary genre to prose

Interview – understanding character through dialogue.

Non-fiction – A piece linked with our topic – shhhhhhh…. To be confirmed


We will cover the following objectives:

The children can:

• write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary; direct address in instructions and persuasive writing)

• in narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere

• integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action

• use a range of devices to build cohesion (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs

  • I can use developed noun phrases to add detail to sentences.
  • I can choose vocabulary appropriate to the audience, purpose and degree of formality.
  • I can use passive verbs appropriately
  • I can use semi-colons in a list and to demarcate clauses.
  • I can use colons to introduce a list and demarcate clauses. 



Year 6 will continue to follow the Read Write Inc Spelling programme. Each unit will cover a spelling pattern focus and a selection of Y5/6 Statutory Spellings. The children will have a weekly spelling test. This will either consist of selection of spellings linked to the spelling pattern which will be practised during the lessons. These are not sent home to learn because we want children to be able to apply the spelling rule to a range of words. However, any mistakes in the test will be recorded in their log books and we urge the children to practise these.. Y5/6 words will be sent home to learn and will be tested on alternate weeks. The children will bring their spelling log books home daily where spellings will be recorded by the children.


Unit 4: Suffixes – ‘Swap, double, drop!’

Unit 5: Suffixes – Dropping the ‘y’

Unit 6: 'sh' sound spelt 'ti or 'ci'

Unit 7: 'Sh' sound spelt 'si' or 'ssi'




The children will complete a mental maths activity using the four operations on a daily basis as part of their learning. 


Formal Written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (short and long formal methods).


Order of operations – BIDMAS / BODMAS


Add and subtract fractions


Multiply and divide fractions


Reasoning and problems relating to all the above.




We have two more science lessons to complete before we start our new topic! Shhh…. 

Our first topic will be all about Light, covering the following objectives:

  • I can explain how light travels.

  • I can explain and demonstrate how we see objects.

  • I can explain how a periscope works.

  • I can explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that casts them.


The World Wide Web – Communicating, E-safety and using the internet.

  • I can make safe choices about the use of technology.

  • I can use technology in ways which minimise risk.

  • I recognise the potential risk of providing personal information online.

  • I know how to report anything suspicious.

  • I can create strong passwords.

  • I can use knowledge of the meaning of different domain names.

  • Algorithms and debugging 




Kingdom of God: What kind of king is Jesus?

Global Christianity - Christmas around the world. 



Our PE days are Mondays and Friday. Please ensure that you are wearing your school PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster. We will be outdoors on a Monday for our PE sessions.


Monday: Team games and ball control skills, including football. This is about leading a team and communicating a strategy. This will be outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing. We will then progress onto running linked to health and fitness. 


Friday: Tribal Dance 




This will be taught in the Spring term.



This will be taught Autumn 2


PSHE/British values:

This will be taught Autumn 2


ART and DT:

Art: Watercolour skills linked to our topic.

DT: Sewing - Jesus the King 



Christmas songs





















The Y6 parent's meeting presentation from 10th September 2018