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Year 6



We have two classes in Year 6:  In 6W, the children will be taught by Mrs Westwood and in 6C, the children will be taught by Mrs Chahal. Miss Arnott also teaches Maths and English in Year 6 each morning.

We will be supported in our learning by our Learning Support Assistants who are: Mrs Bowler, Mrs Scott and Mr Creeber.


Autumn Term 2020





During the first half of the Autumn term, we will focus on settling back into school life, reconnecting with friends and working on a brand new school project, which we are really excited about! Through the 'Aspire and Grow Together' project, the children will learn about a range of subjects: the science behind plants and pollination; the power of gears, levers and pulleys; still life and sketching and the importance of well-being through PSHE and Music.


In Maths, we will focus on number and calculation. It is essential to rebuild the children's mathematical confidence, skills and knowledge in these areas and then continue to build upon these foundations. Key topics will include place value, ordering numbers, rounding, negative numbers and calculating with the four operations.


In English, we will be reading two wonderful stories with powerful messages about mindset, friendship and the power within every person to make a difference. Through these stories we will develop children's key reading skills: predicting, inferring, retrieving, summarising, visualising and clarifying. We will also make comparisons between the texts to understand themes, conventions and symbolism. We will explore vocabulary and sentence structure and create pieces of descriptive writing linked to both the texts and our 'Aspire and Grow Together Project'. We will also develop speaking and listening skills through discussion and drama.




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.



PE will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 6W and on Mondays and Wednesdays for 6C. Please ensure that PE kits are in on these days. PE will be brought home every week to be washed.




At first, homework will consist of reading, spellings and times tables. The amount of homework will increase over the next few weeks as the children settle back into school life.


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. This will be distributed after half term