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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6
Miss Gibson and Mr Burton
Ms Malik, Mrs Rigby

Mr Jarret and Mrs James 

Welcome back! We hope that you have enjoyed your half term break and are well rested and ready to continue with all of your hard work!
We have so much to look forward to this half-term, with the new national curriculum providing some exciting and thought provoking foundation topics.

Half Termly Topics

• Autumn 1- Tomorrow’s World
• Autumn 2- A Child’s War
• Spring 1- A Child’s War
• Spring 2- Darwin’s Delight
• Summer 1- Frozen Earth
Summer 2- Lake District & Moving On

This half term we will begin our topic:



A Child's War


This foundation topic primarily has a history and geography focus.

As part of this topic children will learn to:

  • explain why World War 2 began
  • write in role as an evacuee
  • describe the effects of rationing
  • understand the role of women during the war
  • explain and understand the events of the Holocaust
  • explain key events and order on a timeline.

Don't forget to join us for our topic launch day on Wednesday 8th November!


What else will Year 6 be doing this half term?



The Garden of Abdul Gasazi


We will begin this half term with a short unit of work based on this text. As part of this work, children will learn to:

  • Develop inference skills
  • Analyse a visual text
  • Write non-fiction


Shackleton's Journey

We will then begin a unit of work based on 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill. As part of this work, children will learn to:

  • Write a persuasive speech
  • Write in different roles (varying register)
  • Write a newspaper report.








In Year 6 the children are split into 2 maths groups.
Children will study: Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. (Please see Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 6 Programme of Study)
The pupils will be set regular challenges on the Manga High and ActiveLearn websites.  The challenges help the children to practise and consolidate maths concepts, which are being covered during lessons.  Last year, it had a very positive impact on the progress of the children who regularly completed the challenges, so please encourage your child to log onto their account at home.

Science this half term will focus on 'Living Things and Microorganisms'


The children will continue to develop their scientific ability to carry out observations and investigations.

Children will also learn to:

  • give reasons for classifying animals
  • describe how living things are classified
  • identify the characteristics of different animals
  • classify animals based on these characteristics
  • describe and investigate micro-organisms
  • classify micro-organisms.


Religious Education



This half term, children will cover topics including being fair and just and creating harmony. Children will also begin a Christmas scheme of work focusing on 'The Mystery of Christmas'.


This half term, both year 6 classes will continue to have a weekly PE lesson on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term's lessons will have a gymnastics focus. 

Dates and Events

Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday

8th November

'A Child's War' topic launch day


22nd-23rd November

Parents' evening 


23rd November

6B class assembly


24th November

Non-uniform day for Christmas fayre


30th November

6G class assembly


21st December

Christmas party


22nd December

Finish for Christmas



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