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Year Six

Welcome to Dolphin Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Marshman and Mrs Andrews  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Etheridge and Mrs Mabb. 


  Welcome to Orca Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Patel  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Graves and Mrs Thomas. 


Autumn Term 2021

 Welcome to Year 6.  We are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.

English Key Text: The London Eye Mystery

Focus: Exploring newspaper report writing and creating own mystery story. 

Mathematics: Securing place value and understanding of number to 10 000 000; exploring decimal numbers; using four operations to solve multi-step problems. 

Science: Evolution and Inheritance. To understand that variation within species occurs due to environmental and inherited characteristics. To understand that species have adapted over time to become better suited to their environment. 

Geography: Urban world on the Edge. To understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography and comparing this to a mega city. 

Music: An introduction to music technology 

DT: Mechanical Systems. To design a theme park ride which operates on a pulley system and gears. 

Computing: Computer Systems and Networks: Communication

PSHE: Being me In the World. Learning about the United Nations Convention of Rights and how these are met across the world. Exploring democracy and how it benefits school ad how they can contribute to this. 

RE: Special places. To understand what makes a place special or sacred in different religions. 

PE: Dance and Rugby. Children will need to wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE. Dolphins have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Orcas have PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

French:  To understand stationery items and ask questions of what you have and don't have using the verb 'avoir'.   

For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning at home, please click here

 Click here to see the expectations for reading, writing and maths in Year 6

For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 6 curriculum map below.

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Class Timetable

Dolphin Class Timetable

Orca Class Timetable

Homework in Year 6

 Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads. 


Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday

SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.

 Maths arithmetic

Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

TT Rockstars

We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops

English in Year Six

Reading in Year Six

By the end of year 6, we expect our children's reading to be fluent and effortless across all subjects. They will understand the majority of terms needed for discussing what they hear and read such as metaphor, simile, analogy, imagery, style and effect. Children will learn the skill of summarising the main ideas from more than one paragraph and be able to provide justifications for their views about a book. Within non-fiction texts, we would expect our children to be able to apply the skills of information retrieval in contexts where they are genuinely motivated to find out information, such as reading information leaflets before a gallery or museum visit.

Writing and SPaG in Year Six

SPAG Glossary

By the end of Year 6, the children will be able to reflect an understanding of the audience for, and the purpose of, a piece of writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar. They need to ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing and use further organisational devices to structure text and guide the reader, for example headings, hyphens, bullet points and underlining.

Children will be encouraged to use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words. They will understand and apply the difference between informal speech and vocabularly appropriate for formal sppech and writing. They will use the passive voice to affect the presentation of information in a sentence and use layout devices to structure texts. Throughout their writing, the children will be encouraged to use colons to introduce a list and add extra information.  

Maths in Year Six

In year 6, the children will continue to develop fluency throughout the different areas of mathematics. They will be able to round any whole number and use negative numbers in context. They will use formal methods of long multiplication to multiply four digit numbers by a two-digit number and use the formal written method of short and long division, interpreting remainders according to the context. The children will be given opportunities to solve addition and subtraction problems in context, deciding operations and methods to use and explain why.

When working with fractions, the children will recall and use equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and be able to solve calculations involving fractions. The children will be given opportunities to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and use of percentages for comparison. 

The children will develop their understanding of algebra by using simple formulae and use, read, write and convert between standard units using decimal notation up to three decimal places. 

With regards to shape, the children will compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes, finding unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygon. They will draw and translate shapes on the coordinate plane and reflect them in the axes. They will have the opportunity to interpret pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.