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Year 6 2019-2020




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This term, in Literacy and Language, Year 6 will be looking at stories connected to WW2, thinking about what it was like to live in these times and how children had to leave their homes.  The children will be writing emotive stories from different points of view along with letters, diaries and brochures.  We hope this topic will give the children an insight into what life would have been like.



During Spring 2, we will continue to apply all of the calculations that we have learnt to different styles of problems.  These will include, multi-step problems, data handling and working backwards.  We will also begin to look at ratio and algebra.

Our weekly arithmetic tests will continue and we encourage you to ask your children how they have done in these each week.

All children have been sent home with a password for SAT's boot camp, which has a wealth of resources to help you children to prepare for the upcoming tests in May.         

Last week we were lucky enough to have John Pittwood visit, to help us with our entries for the Rotary club photography competition.  We looked at how to take interesting pictures and how to use the light and shadows.  The theme of the competition was 'through our eyes' I'm sure you will agree that the children have all come up with some stunning entries.  Keep posted to see whether any of our photos make it through to district.

We have taken some amazing photos for the Rotary club photography competition. Which is your favourite?


This term we will be starting to look at different stylistic techniques that authors use within their writing.  We will be beginning this by looking at stories that include flashbacks.  During this unit, we will be thinking about the way that we can inform our reader about what has happened in the past and build on the depth of our characters.


The second part of this term will, once again, see Year 6 competing in the Rotary Club 'Young writers' competition.  We have always achieved well in this, so fingers crossed that we will continue our winning streak this year!!


In Reading, we will be competing in our read theory challenge! Before Christmas all the children worked hard to complete the texts and earn those points! Keep posted for our termly winners!!! 

Spelling is a big focus this term in Year 6, spelling lists will be coming home soon, please practise these with your child.                    



In maths this term, we will begin to look at applying our calculation skills to other areas of mathematics, looking at problem solving in different ways. We will also be concentrating on time, data handling and conversions!  Please keep practising your times tables, remember times tables rockstars in a great way of doing this!!!! We will still be completing our weekly arithmetic test, ask your child to show you how they are doing!! 

Foundation Subjects 


We begin Autumn term looking at Evolution and Inheritance. The children have already started to look at the characteristics that they have inherited from their grown ups, thank you for the photos you have been sending in, it’s been lovely to see. We will then move onto looking at Charles Darwin and the origins of the species, investigating how we have evolved over the years.                 


Our RE topic is starting to look at the Muslim faith and beliefs! We have already explored the importance of the Qur’an and why this is special. We will move onto investigating what it means to be a Muslim and what the core beliefs are. 



We are again continuing with our Jigsaw programme, looking at hopes for the future and how we can achieve our goals! This programme also helps us to channel our thoughts and learn how to relax and focus. We all enjoy our jigsaw sessions in Year 6, they really give us the opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings.                      


In Spring term we will be moving into the field of spreadsheets. We will be investigating the different uses and commands as well as designing and creating our own! Hopefully we will be able to transfer these skills to other areas of the curriculum and everyday living. 

Before Christmas some of our Year 6 children took part in bag packing at Morrisons and Sainsburys.  It was a pleasure to hear all the amazing comments that people made about their attitude and politeness.  They were an absolute credit to the school.





Welcome back to our new term in Year 6!! Hope you all had an amazing Summer break and feel energised and refreshed.  The Year 6 team this year include: Mrs Johnson, Mrs Smith, Mrs Windridge and Miss Jones.


We start off Year 6 with a bang this year, going straight into our 3 day residential to Sherwood Forest.  This year not only will we be meeting up with Robin Hood and his Merry men, we will be starting the experience with an action packed day at The Mill Adventure, the children will be trying their hand at high ropes, indoor climbing, and (following in the footsteps of Robin Hood himself) archery.


We are also pleased that the children who were unable to join us for the 3 days, will be travelling up to us on the Thursday just in time for Robin.                                                                                  Image result for robin hood clip art


Year 6 have just returned from an amazing 3 days away in Sherwood Forest.  They have explored underground tunnels, worked in teams to navigate a low ropes course, become Robin Hood, showing off their archery skills before coming face to face with him in the forest.  

We have had a fantastic time and we are super proud of all the children, with many of them conquering their fears during our time away!! 

Lots of adventure at the Mill Centre - Indoor caving, low ropes and archery!


This year we start our English journey exploring legends, including the legend of Robin Hood.  The children will create their own interpretation of the story of Robin Hood, then turn this into a modern day TV report - look out for the news bulletins on this site!!!!!!!

After this we look at the art of newspaper reports, becoming journalists investigating the scandal of Robin Hood's wedding.

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We start Maths this year looking at place value, thinking about how numbers are used and finding the difference between standard, extended and written forms.  We then move onto looking at decimals, rounding them to a given place value and how they expand, as well as ordering and finding what needs to be added to make a whole.  This will lead us onto working with the 4 different calculations, applying our place value knowledge in order to help us with our mental calculations.

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During Autumn 1, we will also look at what makes up a circle and how to measure the different parts, along with beginning to look at fractions, decimals and percentages.


              Foundation subjects


We begin this Year looking at Classifying Organisms, we will look at how each living organism fits into a given group depending on its features.  We will also look at The Ten Kingdoms designed by Carl Linnaeus and The Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin.  To end this exciting topic, we will look at evolution and inheritance within our own families.

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Our first topic this Year in History is titled Crime and Punishment.  The children will be exploring crime and punishment throughout the ages, from Roman Britain, through the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, into WW1 and 2, ending up at present day.  We will be looking at how the justice system has evolved over the years and just how different today's punishments are from years gone by.                                 Image result for crime and punishment clipart


Extreme Earth will be the first topic we look at in Year 6.  The children will discover the natural disasters that happen throughout the world, looking at the reasons behind these.  We will also be looking at the natural wonders of the world, investigating just what makes the Earth the what that it is.                             Image result for extreme earth clip art



You won't believe your eyes with our art topic this year, the children will be creating art illusions which will trick you into seeing things in a different way.  Beginning with perspective art, the children will look at how to create the items which appear larger than they are.           Image result for art illusions clip art



Have you ever been to a fairground and wondered how the rides are made? Well this topic will not only let the children discover the secret, they will then apply their knowledge to create their own fairground rides.  I'm sure they will design some truly amazing, moving rides.          Image result for fairground ride clipart



Throughout Year 6, we will be looking at special stories within different religions, beginning with Hinduism.  We will look at the meanings behind them and the messages that they show.  We will delve into the beliefs held within these religions and look at the places that are important.Image result for places of worship clip art