PE Days: Wednesday
Please ensure your child brings in their book bags and reading records every day.
Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.
Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.
Literacy is divided into two main foci – ‘reading & writing’ and ‘spelling, punctuation & grammar’. In the Autumn Term, Year 6 will begin by reading the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’, they will go on to adapt this story and re-write it for a modern audience. Year 6 will focus on two novels over the Autumn Term – ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ and ‘The London Eye Mystery’. These books will serve to enhance their vocabulary, improve their reading stamina and also expose them to different genres of text. Year 6 will use these texts as stimuli to write extended pieces of writing. In terms of spelling, punctuation & grammar, the children will be given weekly spelling tests as well as weekly grammar tests alongside explicit lessons that will cover all of the grammar and punctuation expected at a year 6 level.
In the Autumn Term Year 6 will cover various strands of mathematics. We will begin by consolidating our knowledge of place value and looking at the four operations. We will go on to explore fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to perimeter and area. Within each strand the children will practice process and method which will help them with the application when they take on more complex reasoning problems. There are a number of ways the children can practice this at home – we encourage children to use IXL or simply to practice by coming up with their own calculations or word problems.
The children will become intrepid explorers during the Autumn Term. This will see them researching the key aspects of human geography in the context of UK imports and exports. The children will also explore fair trade and how this affects the economy overall on a global scale. In Autumn 2 the children will go on a journey through Europe, locating countries, capital cities and places of interest. They will also study the topography of Europe, focusing on the cause and effect of volcanoes.
In Autumn 1 the children will investigate how animals and plants are classified. They will have to use their observation skills to create their own classification keys. They will also need to collect and organise scientific data to back up and support their conclusions. After the half-term the children will be looking inwards and examining the circulatory system. They will be conducting investigations to discover the effects of diet and exercise on the body.
Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.
Year 6 Highlights
Past Year 6 Highlights
Year 6 Links