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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


This Autumn term we will be focusing our learning around the topic of World War 2. This was started by pupils bringing a range of amazing, intricate vehicles into school after the holidays which now adorn our classroom. With this as our base, we will be considering the events of the war, the roles that men and women played and learning about the Holocaust as an crucial moment to learn from in world history. We will also delve into the enigma machine and the use of propaganda used by the British government. 

Our literacy lessons will compliment our new knowledge. We will base our narrative unit upon, 'Bombs and Blackberries' by Julia Donaldson and also improve our letter writing by pretending to be evacuees. 

In science, we will cover the topics of light and electricity, whilst in maths we will be focusing on place value, the four operations and fractions. During RE, we will focus on the topics of Creation and People of God, working upon our KS2 knowledge to consider key lessons from the Bible.

Being in Year 6, the SATs tests are around the corner and all pupils are working extremely hard every day to ensure that they achieve their personal best. Morning maths is a great example of this, held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15. Parents' continual support with this is greatly appriciated.



Children will have PE on Wednesday afternoons. Children need to make sure they have a full PE kit in school on this day. Please make sure their PE kit has their name in it. Jewellery, including earrings, must be removed and long hair should be tied back. 



Pupils have both a English and Maths homework folder. They are expected to complete two sides in each folder and this will be handed in by Friday each week. Homework may be handed in early if it is completed. Children are welcome to hand in their booklets more regularly and get ahead with their homework. However, we do request that no more than two sides are completed before being marked so misconceptions can be covered in class.


Children are also still expected to complete reading at home and their reading records will be checked every Monday. The expectation is that children read at least four times a week at home to continually improve upon their fluency.


All pupils also have a log-in to Mathletics and it is wonderful to see such eagerness to learn through the many certificates earned each week. On this programme, pupils are able to revise previous knowledge and get a head start on new topics.