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Welcome to Year 6!


As we enter our final term of Year 6, the children continue to work hard and prepare for their SATs. These will begin on Monday 13th May and the timetable is as follows:


Monday 13th May: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Tuesday 14th May: Reading

Wednesday 15th May: Maths Arithmetic and Reasoning

Thursday 16th May: Maths Reasoning


SATs Information Guide For Parents


After working so hard, the children will then have a fun filled week on their residential at Paccar Scout Camp. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to try a range of exciting activities such as archery, climbing, high ropes, crate stacking and so much more. 


When we return from the residential, we will then begin preparing for our end-of-year performance. There will be more information about this closer to the time, so please keep your eye out. 

Performance dates: 

Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July 


We have a very exciting spring term to look forward to.   



In Maths, we will be focusing on shape and position and direction. In the second half term, we will be consolidating our learning with some themed projects. 



In English, we will cover a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, including instructions, recounts, narratives and explanation texts. We will end the year with some free verse poetry. We will continue to build on our comprehension skills by reading a range of different texts.



Within Science, we will be covering the following topic:

  • Animals: Circulation and exercise


During our first unit, we will learn about the heart and the circulatory system and create a human model to help with our understanding. We will then move on to learn about the key roles of blood. Finally, we will develop our knowledge and understanding of heart rate and investigate the relationship between exercise and heart rate. 



In RE, we will be focusing on the big question:

  • How has belief impacted on music and art through history?


In our first unit, we will look at examples of how emotions can be expressed in different ways. We will then explore Christian art and compare artwork inside churches. We will listen to Christian music and identify changes that have taken place. We will then look at Muslim art and compare the inside of a Mosque to the inside of a church. 



In Geography, we will be answering the following question: 

  • Can I carry out an independent fieldwork enquiry? 


We will develop an enquiry question before considering different data collection methods. We will map a route for our fieldwork trip so we can collect the data needed. We will then be ready to analyse the data and present our findings. 



In History, we will be answering the following question: 

  • Who should feature on the £10 note? 


We will begin by explaining the significance of people who feature on banknotes before comparing historically significant figures. We will compare Alfred the Great and Elizabeth I and look at a range of other significant figures including Ellen Wilkinson, Betty Boothroyd, William Tuke, Lily Parr and Betty Snowball.



During our Art lessons, we will be looking at sculpture. We will begin by exploring different sculptural techniques before developing ideas to plan for a memory museum. We will apply an understanding of materials and techniques to work in 3D and problem solve to refine our artwork. 



In our D&T lessons, our unit is Digital world: Navigating the world. In this unit, we will write a program that includes multiple functions as part of a navigation device. We will develop 3D CAD skills to produce a virtual model and  present a pitch to 'sell' the product to a specified client.  



In our Computing sessions, we will learn about the history of computers. We will play with sound and learn how to record, edit and add sound effects to a radio play. We will research how computers have changed the world and consider how computers might change in the future. 


In Music, we will be focusing on the song The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. We will be learning to sing the song and play instruments to it. We will also compose a new part of the song. During the unit, we will listen to a range of other songs. 



Within our Spanish lessons, we will be covering two units: El fin de semana y Yo en el mundo. We will learn how to tell the time accurately in Spanish and learn how to say what activities we do at the weekend. 


After half term, we will learn about the many countries in the world that speak Spanish and about different festivals around the world. 



In our PSHE lessons, we will be covering economic wellbeing and safety and the changing body.


During the first half term, we will identify how to keep money safe, understand the risks of gambling and explore different career routes. 


After half term, we will learn about the risks of alcohol, physical and emotional changes during puberty, conception and first aid.    


PE and Forest School

PE and Forest School days will be every Wednesday and we ask that on this day, pupils come into school in their PE kit (burgundy shorts, white t-shirt of polo shirt and trainers). Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed. During colder days, children should wear a plain tracksuit.


For Forest School, we also ask that children bring a change of footwear and socks. Wellies are ideal footwear for this, but any spare footwear will do. This will ensure that all the children can enjoy these sessions whatever the weather outside and have warm and dry footwear to change back into afterwards.




Mathletics and grammar activities are set on a Friday each week and should be completed for the following Friday. All children who complete this earn an extra break on a Friday afternoon. If it has not been completed, this time is instead used as an opportunity where we can support children in completing the work. 


We also ask that reading is completed five times a week for at least five minutes and that this is recorded in their reading records. Children may wish to read to themselves, but we ask that their reading records are still signed by an adult. They do not need to only read the book they are currently reading at school, but instead could choose to read anything that they are interested in.


Mrs Sheppard, Miss Gorton, Miss Yarwood & Miss Poole