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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 the Christmas 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 continue with 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.



What else will Year 6 be doing this half term?



Shackleton's Journey

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

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




We will then move on to study 'Clockwork' by Phillip Pullman. As part of this unit, children will learn to:

  • write a journal entry in role
  • write a biography
  • write a narrative






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 ‘Animals including humans'


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

Children will also learn to:

  • Identify the main parts of the circulatory system.
  • Explain the main functions of the heart, lungs and blood vessels in the circulatory system.
  • State how the digestive system breaks down nutrients.





Religious Education



This half term, children will cover a range of religions through topics including 'remembering roots' and 'being courageous and confident'. 

This half term, both year 6 classes will continue to have a weekly PE lesson on a Wednesday afternoon
The focus for this half term will be circuit training. 


Dates and Events

Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday

6th February 

Safer Internet Day


13th February

Shrove Tuesday


14th February

Ash Wednesday


16th February

National Holocaust Centre Visit

Break up for half term


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