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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Hello and welcome to Year 6. Our class teacher is Miss Hodgkiss and our teaching assistant is Mrs Bolton.


This term, our spring theme is 'Survival'.            



Year 6 will be reading Wolf Brother- a hunter-gathering quest story by Michelle Paver. They will explore the use a language and its impact on the reader; how Torak, a young boy, struggles to survive; and the implications that living in the wild can have. 


On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, will will look at other extracts and answer questions that follow one of the 4 types of questioning: retrieval, inference, justify and evaluative. 



This term our survival theme will run through English. We will use Wolf Brother as a foundation to all of our writing tasks. We will write a set of instructions, a setting description and an extended narrative. 


In English, will also spend time unpicking the punctuation and grammar rules we have learnt in KS2. We will look at when best to use in in different types of writing.



In Maths, we will be consolidating our 4 operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Also, we will be continuing working with fractions, decimals and percentages and the relationship between each. 


In shape, we will recap the position and direction of a shape:

  • translation, reflection and rotation
  • coordinates in the 4 quadrants
  • properties of 2D and 3D shapes



To develop and understand how to survive, we will be developing many skills:


  • as a geographer- collecting data  to compare settlement, trade and land use
  • as a designer- creating prototypes, designs and building a bird box
  • as a scientist- classifying living things
  • as a linguist- communicating and writing in French



Wednesday- indoor and outdoor

Monday- Forest School


It is really important that the children have a suitable PE kit in school especially on our PE days so that they can participate fully in the activities. All items of the PE kit should be clearly labelled.


Children need to always have a pair of suitable outdoor footwear in school to enable us to go out and use Forest School more this term. 


What children are expected to complete at home:

Spellings- Log books need to be brought into school every day.

TT Rockstars- please see me if you are unable to access the internet at home. 

Reading- with comments left in their yellow Reading Record books.

SATs Buster book- homework sheet with a due date will be supplied when new homework is given.




Card and Dice Games