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Year 6


Welcome to Year 6
Mr Brown and Mr Burton
Ms Malik

Mr Jarret and Mrs James 

Welcome back! We hope that you have enjoyed the summer break and are well rested and ready to work hard this half term!
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

 Tomorrow's World




This foundation topic primarily has a computing and history focus.

As part of this topic children will learn to:

  • create a timeline of important events in the history of technology and communications.
  • understand early forms of communication.
  • research logos for online companies.
  • design a logo for a new technology company.
  • understand how individuals in the field of technology have helped to shape the world.
  • understand the function of robots.
  • consider the effect of technology in the future.

What else will Year 6 be doing this half term?



The Arrival


This half term, children will began a unit of work based on 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. As part of this work children will learn to:

  • write a diary entry in role 
  • write a narrative based on one section of the book
  • write a letter in role.





We begin the year by studying place value. Children should be able to recognise, read and write numbers up to ten million. Children will have lots of opportunity for problem solving during lessons in order to apply their knowledge in different contexts. We then move on to the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  (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 ‘Electricity'




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

Children will also learn to:

  • research a significant scientist in this field
  • explain the importance of major discoveries in electricity.
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit.
  • observe and explain the effects of different volts in a circuit.
  • understand variations in how components function.


Religious Education


This half term, children will cover topics including living by the rules and being fair and just.
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 focus on developing hockey skills.

Dates and Events

Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday

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