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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration

Year 6

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WELCOME TO YEAR 6 - Happy New Year!


We have two classes in Year 6: 

In 6C, the children will be taught by Mrs Chahal 

In 6S, the children will be taught by Miss Smith.

Miss Arnott will be teaching a group for Maths and English lessons every morning.

Mrs Roopra will be teaching every Wednesday.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Mrs Scott, Ms Chapman and Miss Godman.


Summer Term 2024





Our focus this term will be consolidating all maths topics covered this year. After SATs, we will continue to consolidate these skills though maths investigations and longer maths projects. We will use the skills learnt to solve reasoning and problem-solving questions weekly. Twice a week we will complete a Terrific Times Tables quiz to help our quick recall of our times tables. All children have their login details and can access TTRS from home.


This term, Year 6 will be learning about Shakespeare and analysing the themes of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Children will produce a variety of writing outcomes such as an explanation text and an exciting, adventurous disaster narrative based on our geography topic – Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We will also be reading The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and using the text alongside our science topic, Evolution and Inheritance.


Using an exciting range of texts, we will continue to develop our love for reading. We will be reading various extracts daily in our Whole Class Reading sessions and applying our reading skills and strategies to infer, predict and retrieve information.



At home, children should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. They should fill in their Reading Journals to show that they have read. Reading Journals will be checked by class teachers regularly.



This term our Geography topic will still be Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We will be locating well known volcanoes around the world and learning about the structure of the Earth and of volcanoes. We will learn why people choose to live near volcanoes and how the tectonic plates cause earthquakes.


STEM (Science)

This term in Science we will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats. Pupils will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals. They will also give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


We will also be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. Children will be learning how over millions of years, living things have changed and adapted to suit their environment. They will study fossils and understand how they help us to learn about the processes of inheritance and evolution, and how fossils provide us with information about plants and animals that lived on Earth a long time ago.



In this unit children will create a website for a chosen purpose. They will identify what makes a good web page and use this information to design and evaluate their own website using Google Sites. Throughout the process children will pay specific attention to copyright and fair use of media, the aesthetics of the site, and navigation paths.



The main outcome of this unit will be the design and construct a model playground including a shelter. Pupils will consider the purpose of a playground structure. They will carry out research into user needs and existing products, using surveys, interviews, questionnaires, and web-based resources. Then they will develop a simple design specification to guide the development of their ideas and products, taking account of constraints including time, resources and cost.



This term in PSHE, pupils will research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events concerning health and wellbeing. They will understand that there are basic human rights shared by all peoples and all societies and that children have their own special rights set out in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child. They will learn what being part of a community means and they will be able to explore and critique how the media present information. 



Monday and Thursday

Children should have their full kit and trainers in school for these lessons. 



Reading comprehension will be set each week for Year 6. This will go out on a Tuesday and will be due in the following Monday. Please see the Homework page on details for the whole school homework schedule.