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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

I am Miss Milliams and am delighted to be teaching Year 6 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Ramthor.

This term our topics are ‘Rebuilding Britain’ and ‘Is there enough for everyone?’.


We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.


Year 6 are expected to complete 1 hour of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all written homework set (details of this will be in their planners)
  • Learn their Year 6 glossaries
  • Complete home learning tasks
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their glossaries)
  • Read through their study books  
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Practise their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks

Autumn Term Learning

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including historical recount. Their fiction writing will include a wartime story and a narrative based on the theme of migration. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for secondary school. Year 6 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.


In Maths we will be catching up on the missed learning from Year 5 by completing the topics of Geometry (Position and Movement), Measurements, Area and Perimeter, Volume and Roman Numerals before beginning the Year 6 curriculum.


In Science we will be learning about electricity and light.


We will be learning how to stay safe on line and then studying spreadsheets and coding in computing. 


Our History topic this term is ‘Rebuilding Britain’. We will be learning about what life was like in Britain during and after the war, how the NHS was created and the impact it has had on the lives of people in Britain and finding out what the Windrush was.


Our Geography topic this term is ‘Is there enough for everyone?’. The children will consider what resources people need in order to live – this will include investigating where our food and power come from and what we can do to conserve these resources.


In Art the children will be learning about fabric collage and how this can be embellished using embroidery stitches and in D.T their topic is ‘shelters’ and they will be investigating how to strengthen structures.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Being  

Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.


In R.E we will be learning about Islam and exploring the associated beliefs and practices – What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? and considering ‘Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?’.

Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘All Around Town’ and ‘On the Move’.

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Fitness and the skills associated with tennis.  

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo, and the children’s learning will be based around the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and the skills of improvisation which will be based on two tunes: Bacharach Anorak and Meet The Blues.

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 

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