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Year Six

Welcome to Shark Class!

Our teacher is Miss Weller Our teaching assistants are Miss Winterbottom and Mrs Murphy



Welcome to Dolphin Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Marshman and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Mrs Etheridge and Mrs Hennessy.



Welcome to Orca Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Patel and our teaching assistants are Mrs Miller and Mrs Garner


 Autumn Term 2020

Welcome back Year 6! It is great to have you all back at school and we can't wait to start delving into our new learning! 

We understand that you have not been back in school for a long time and it is important that you have the time and space to talk about your experiences whilst the school was closed and to re-connect with your friends and teachers.

We are having extra time during the week to focus on your well-being and how you are feeling as well as additional PE activities during the week to have fun and develop our team building skills.  


This term our key text is 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. We will be using this to drive our English lessons, and the children will be writing a newspaper report and a mystery story of their own. In our Guided Reading lessons we will be exploring different texts, which relate to our key text, covering a range of genres. We will be explicitly teaching adventurous vocabulary and exploring the etymology of words. Initially we will be focusing on securing children in the Year 5 SPaG curriculum before moving onto new concepts.


The focus of maths this term will initially be number and place value. We will then move on to look at decimals and using the four operations to solve multi-step problems. Maths will be delivered as two separate sessions. One session will be delivered in smaller, targeted groups and will focus on the mastery elements of the Year 6 curriculum using manipulatives, as appropriate, to support learning. The other will focus on ensuring secure understanding of previously taught concepts through retrieval practice. 

 Click here to see our timetables for Shark Class, Dolphin Class and Orca Class.

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

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 curriculum map


Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 curriculum newsletter


Weekly Learning Letters

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.