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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page


Thank you for visiting our class page. Mr Hitchin is the class teacher, supported by Mrs Powell and Ms Sullivan. 

This term, the children in year 6 are learning about 




PE and Forest School days are on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit on this day. If the weather is bad, children can wear a plain tracksuit. Football shirts or large logos are not permitted. 


For an overview of what we will be learning, scroll to the bottom of the page.



Home Learning

Every week, children in year 6 will need to complete three tasks:

1) Read 5 times per week for at least 5 minutes a session


2) Mathletics homework 


3) test 


Usernames and passwords should be in reading records. 


If children cannot access the internet at home to complete these tasks, an option to complete the homework on Wednesday lunchtimes will be provided.  If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hitchin. 

Our class reader:


Norwich is flooded - as is everywhere else. What has happened? Why has it happened? 

Zoe has been separated from her parents. She hasn't seen them for maybe a year now. Why didn't they come back? Where are they now?

Zoe wants to find out... but she encounters trouble in her search.

Eels island is full of danger - not least by Dooby!

Overview of subjects for Autumn Term:



In Maths, we will be focusing on algebra, fractions, decimals, percentages, area of shapes and statistics. 



In English, we will be looking at creating stories (suspense and adventure narratives), persuasive writing and explanation texts. 



Within Science, we will be considering the following questions:

  • How have living things evolved over time?
  • How can circuits vary
  • How do the systems of the body work together to exercise?



In RE, we will be considering the question:

  • How do Buddhists explain the suffering in the world?
  • How and why does religion bring peace and conflict?



Within our History and Geography lessons, we will be answering the following questions: 

  • Where does our energy come from?
  • What does the Census tell us about our local area?



During our Art lessons, we will be studying a number of artists including Diego Rivera and Daniel Fenelon as well exploring and refining techniques and styles to explore our voice. 



In our D&T lessons, we will be looking at creating a model playground.



In our computing sessions, we will be studying Big Data and ensuring that we are safe online.



During our Music lessons, the learning is focused around one song: You've got a friend in me (James Taylor).  As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, we will listen to and appraise other  songs.



Within our Spanish lessons, we will be learning about irregular verbs and language around school subjects - justifying our preferences.   



In our PSHE lessons, we will be considering our Dreams and Goals, starting to understand Growth Mindset, managing money, setting our own personal goals and knowing how to be healthy.  


PE and Forest schools

These subjects will be taught every Thursday afternoon by Mr Hawthorne. In PE the children will be improving their skills in swimming, dance and gymnastics.