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Welcome to Year 6 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 6 Curriculum Map

Essential Reads
Year 5&6 Word List
Mental Arithmetic

Year 6 Spellings Homework




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Friday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

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Year 6 Curriculum Map

Spring 2 Topic - The World Around Us

Building Learning Power:

Our learning muscles will be stretched this term as we focus on Revising the skills that we have previously acquired, therefore, it is important to make links between different areas of the curriculum.

We will be Empathising with those people around the world who are victims of injustice. Our Reasoning muscle will also be stretched by ensuring that we justify and support our responses in all the curriculum.

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Reasoning Robin

Be a Revising Rabbit

Be a Revising Rabbit

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Be an Empathetic Elephant

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! For the remainder of this term, Year Six will be honing their journalistic writing skills; paying attention to the features of newspaper reports. From identifying the differences between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers, we will gain an awareness of different audiences and a better understanding of this form of media.

Following this, we will explore the relevant language used to construct formal and informal letters, ensuring that our choice of vocabulary has the optimum impact for its purpose.

Our focus for grammar and spelling this term is to consolidate our understanding of word classes (nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs), prefixes and suffixes.

This half term, our Year Six mathematicians will solve challenging num- ber and practical problems that involve place value, the four main operations, as well as ratio and proportion.

Furthermore, we will be consolidating our understanding of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages; using as many real life examples as possible. In some cases, we will be using simple formulae to express numbers algebraically and generating linear number sequences.

We will be investigating the reversible and irreversible changes of different states of matter. In addition, we will be looking at changes which result in the production of new materials.

We will be presenting observations and data using a range of methods, including: line graphs and tables. This will allow us to implement recently acquired mathematical skills. Once gathered, this data will be analysed, allowing us to make detailed conclusions and prepare evaluations for future investigations.

We are explorers! During this unit we will be learning to select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices. In addition, we will be collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information to a particular audience.
Our link to history this half term will be learning about various artists and their achievements over the years. In addition to this, we shall chart these achievements chronologically using our knowledge of key historical events.
As part of our music lessons this half term, we will have the opportunity to play and perform as soloists and in ensembles, using the musical skills that we have gained so far. Furthermore, we will be using our voices and playing musical instruments to enhance these performances.
Art & Design Technology
We will be exploring the roles and purposes of artists, in different times and cultures. This will help us to compare ideas, methods and approaches and attempt to use it in our own work. We will develop our skills of reflection by evaluating our artwork.
Religious Education
Throughout this unit, we shall be investigating different beliefs about life after death and encouraging children to share their feelings of loss and hope for the future Furthermore, we will learn to respect different faiths and to reflect on the beliefs of our family.
Our world is full of interesting lifeforms. During our geography lessons, we will be exploring biomes found in different parts of the world. We will discover how organisms adapt to cope with life in their biome and we will investigate threats that may impact on natural ecosystems.
Physical Education
This half term we will be developing our skills in rugby and tennis. During our gym lessons we will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and learn how to evaluate and recognise our own success.
We will be developing an appreciation for stories, poems and rhymes in French whilst practising our pronunciation and intonation when speaking. We will be presenting information and our ideas orally to a range of audiences.
There are lots of events in our school calendar this term. Book Week and Science & Maths Week will take the focus of assemblies as will the theme of forgiveness.
Who likes chocolate?

Why are some people rich and others poor? Why isn’t the world created equal? These are some of the questions we will be asking ourselves during this unit. We will aim to develop an understanding of moral attitudes, responsibility and fairness.

We will conclude our science unit on forces with the specialist teachers from a local high school.

As part of World Book Day, we shall enjoy a storytelling performance at the end of term and dress up as characters from our favourite books.

Global Citizenship
In order to develop our ability to empathise with others and extend our understanding of the world around us, we will be discussing the causes and effects of inequality and challenging this unfairness.

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