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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Teacher: Mrs Janvier

Teaching Assistant: Ms Laughton

Welcome to Year 6! Please check this page regularly for updates about what your child is learning in class. 


Our Learning


This half term we will be studying the second of our Global Issues topics, focussing on Trade. In science, we will look at the Circulatory system and Lifestyle.


Year 6 Summer 2 Messages


  • Y6 will be involved in a number of Y7 Transition activities this half term including in RSE
  • PE (outdoor) is every Wednesday afternoon this half term.
  • Reading books and reading records to be brought to school every day.
  • Homework is sent out every Tuesday and is due in the following Monday. This will include calculation and spellings.
  • Spellings will be a combination of Y6 statutory spelling words and Y6 spelling rules and will be tested on Mondays
  • Remember to log on to TT Rockstars at home regularly to support your child with practising their times tables skills.
  • Please look at the class pages links for further information about curriculum/learning for our child this half term.


Our Learning

Reading for Pleasure

We are reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell in Book Talk and Literacy. If you are enjoying this book, you might also enjoy these books by the same author...



Science: Electricity and Circuits

RE: Healing

Numeracy: Quizzing as Revision

Literacy and Geography: Climate Change

We have been learning about Climate Change in Geography. We used our new knowledge to plan and write an explanation text.

Geography: Mapping the World

Literacy: Persuasive Letter

Year 5 and Year 6 Autumn trip to the library

Literacy: Horror Narrative

Music: Rhythm - Fingal's Cave

DT: Textiles: Waistcoat

Picture News Autumn 2

In RE, we have been analysing scripture to see how God shows mercy and forgiveness to us all

We have completed an experiment in our Science topic of Light and Perception, focusing on whether the angle of a light source changes the length of a shadow

In Maths, we have been focusing on the four operations

In Literacy, we have been focusing on writing a settings description based on the Myth of Robin Hood

In History, we have been looking at the similarities and differences between the Athenians and the Spartans - particularly focusing on the roles of men, women and children

In Book Talk, Year 6 have been focusing on reading skills such as summarising events and retrieving information from Mortal Engines

In Computing, we have been using Scratch as part of our iProgram unit.

Thank you to the Year 6 parents for joining our meet the teacher session.

Year Six went on a trip to Crucial Crew. They did several different workshops such as knife crime, water safety, arson and court. They learnt great life skills that will keep them safe in the future. 


In RSE, we have been looking at how each and every individual child is unique, and they all have unique talents. The children chose to express their talents through the medium of drama. 

Year Six RSE- Calming of the storm

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In the calming of the storm topic, Year Six reflected on what faith is and what storms they have had to face in their life. They created posters to show their understanding. In the next lesson, the children reflected on themselves as individuals. They explored their hobbies, values, gifts and talents. Then they drew a picture of themselves to show they are all individual and all loved and valued by God.


In class, Year 6 have been learning about what Remembrance means and the importance of Armistice Day. They were then tasked with creating a poem or prayer based on Remembrance.


We have been planning, editing and writing an independent piece of writing. The children have been writing an instructions text that is linked to their topic of ancient Egypt.

Math - Four Operations

We have been using formal written methods for all four operations and have been applying these to help us solve problems.

History - Ancient Egypt

This half term, we have been learning about ancient Egypt. We have looked at a variety of key questions to enable us to think like historians.

Science - Light and Perception

This half term, we have been looking at light and perception - focusing on how the eye works, how light travels, how shadows are formed. We have also completed investigations where we have posed a scientific question, made a hypothesis, written a method, included our variables (dependent, independent and controlled), take results, written a conclusion and evaluated our investigation. 

Black History Month

For Black History Month, we have been focusing on Muhammad Ali as our significant figure.

Key Information:

Homework: Homework will be set weekly - on a Tuesday - and due to be handed in the following Monday. Homework will consist of spellings, times tables practice SPAG, Reading and Mathematics. 


PE: PE is currently on a Monday. All children must have the correct school PE kit, which consists of white t-shirt and black shorts. Tracksuits may be worn as the weather turns colder and please could you ensure that all children have the appropriate footwear so that they can participate fully. 

Reading: Children have the opportunity to take a reading book home to read and also have access to reading for pleasure books from the classroom and the library. In Year 6, your children are also very fortunate to have access to Reading Plus, which is a superb online resource that will develop both their reading skills and their vocabulary. 

We challenge your children to read their school book at home daily and bring their reading record to school too. 

Previous SATS papers.

2019 Reading Materials

2018 Reading Materials

2019 Maths Materials

2018 Maths Materials

2019 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Materials

2018 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Materials