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Year 6



Spring Term 2021

Welcome Back Year 6! We are so pleased to be back with you and to get back to learning in our classrooms, TOGETHER! We know that lockdown has not been easy for anyone and that everyone has had their own unique experience. We want you all to know that the Year 6 team are here for you!







In English, we will continue to read 'Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow'. This is an amazing story about a very special girl and a magical world called Nevermoor.  We will continue to focus on the children's reading skills: predicting, inferring, retrieving, summarising, visualising and clarifying. In our writing, we will be planning and creating recounts and story extracts linked to the text. We will also continue to focus on developing vocabulary, grammar and speaking and listening skills.



In Maths, we will start by reviewing our learning from lockdown to check that all of the children have retained their knowledge and skills; it is essential to rebuild the children's mathematical confidence in these areas. We will also be focusing on decimals, percentages and measure. 


We will continue with our Geography topic - Volcanoes and Earthquakes - where the children will learn about the structure of the Earth and how volcanoes and earthquakes occur. Linked to this, in Computing, the children will become videographers and they will be able to create short films about volcanic eruptions around the world. In Science, we have just started a really exciting topic - Living Things and Classification. The children will be able to classify animals and plants, as well as carry out experiments into micro-organisms. We will be linking our DT learning to Science and building model 'hides', from which animals can be observed. Our Music topic is based on 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams, which is really appropriate now that we are all back at school. 



Reading is essential for every child's development. Children should read for a minimum of 10 minutes each day. They should fill in their reading records to show that they have read. Parents/Carers must sign the reading record once a week.



Homework will consist of reading, spellings and times tables. 


The usual homework timetable for Year 6 is as follows:

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 10 minutes
  • Wednesday: English and Maths homework is given out and is handed in on Mondays
  • Friday: Spellings are given out. Spelling tests take place on Fridays
  • Topic homework is given out in the form of a TIC-TAC-TOE grid. 



Children will have Dance on alternate Mondays, and then PE on alternate Tuesdays. PE takes place every Wednesday. Please ensure that PE kits are in on these days. PE will be brought home every week to be washed.