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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 term ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Ramthor.

This term our topics are ‘Pole to Pole’ and ‘The Mayans’.


Year 6 have P.E three times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday 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

Summer Term Learning

This term in English Year 6 will be writing a variety of genres including a persuasive speech. Their fiction writing will include two narratives and some free poetry. Their learning will continue to 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 Year 6 will be continuing to follow the Maths No Problem scheme. Lessons and activities are taught using a problem-solving approach to encourage the development of higher-level thinking. Ample time is spent on topics in order to deepen understanding and master concepts. New concepts are initially learned using concrete examples before moving on to pictorial representations and finally abstract symbols. The focus of the series is on teaching to mastery.


In Science Year 6 will be learning about classification and evolution. They will learn about how living things are classified, what biodiversity is and the theory of evolution, where they will consider both natural selection and selective breeding as mechanisms for this.


Year 6’s computing will focus on ’Text Adventures’, ‘Networks’ and ‘Quizzing’. 


Our Geography topic this term is ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’. The children will be learning about the goods the UK imports and exports, what ‘Fairtrade’ is and how the idea of trade has changed over time.


Our History topic this term is ‘The Atlantic Slave Trade’. Year 6 will be learning about the experiences of slaves and about the work that was done to abolish the slave trade. They will learn about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, before debating the issues around modern slavery.


In Art, the children will be learning to draw the human figure and how to include ‘movement’ in their work.  They will be producing a sculpture in the style of Giacometti while in D.T, the focus will be on electricity.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E we will be investigating the question ‘Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?’

Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘What’s the time?’ and ‘Holidays and Hobbies’.

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Cricket, Dance, Athletics and Gymnastics.

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo, and the children’s learning will be based around ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’.

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. 

St George's Day

Christmas Dinner

Design Technology - Shelters

Odd Sock Day

Holdbrook Hero Day

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Where usernames and passwords are required, these can be found in your child’s planner.