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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 we will be learning about World War II.


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


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


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
  • 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
  • Learn their times tables up to 12x12 - TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks
  • Complete some of the Year 6 Homework Projects

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, in addition to completing our Year 5 topic of Earth and Space.


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


Our History and Geography topics this term are both linked to World War II. We will be learning about what life was like during the war, meeting a variety of famous people and studying some of the key events of this period of history, including ‘The Battle of Britain.’


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 Recovery Curriculum and completing the topic: ‘Being  

Me in My World’.


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?


Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Our School’ and ‘Time’. Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach – Mr T – and our music learning will be linked to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.


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. 

Year 6 Homework Project Ideas

Recommended Websites:   

Odd Socks Day 2020

Making Christmas Cards for Hertswise - Community Dementia Service

Catch Up Science - Explaining the movement of the planets in our solar system

Celebrating European Day of Languages with a French breakfast!