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Year 6 Page

Mr Mawson
Mr Mawson
Class Teacher
Deputy Head
Mrs Massey
Mrs Massey
Teaching Assistant
Mrs Shepherd
Mrs Shepherd
Teaching Assistant
Breakfast Club Asst
Mrs Simpkins
Mrs Simpkins
Midday Supervisor
Breakfast Club Asst
Miss Romero
Miss Romero
Teaching Assistant
School councillors

A warm welcome to our year page. If your child is in Year 6 please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. Note that this page doesn't replace the school newsletters - those can be accessed here: Newsletters.

Classroom code of conductChild hand up

All the ideas came from the children themselves, and they know they must do their best to abide by them.

  • Have fun.
  • Be polite.
  • Be a buddy not a bully.
  • Be patient with other children.
  • Be helpful to visitors.
  • Be supportive and helpful to contributors.
  • Remember that we are all equal.
  • Think before you act.
  • Set a good example to the younger classes.
  • It is a safe place to make mistakes.
  • Compare yourself only to your own past achievements.
  • Respect others.
  • Work to your best standard.
  • Walk in the corridors.
  • Remember your indoor shoes and other equipment.
  • Be polite to everyone.
  • Keep the corridor tidy.
  • Take turns and share.
  • If someone wants to join in your game, let them.
  • Be fair with others.
Weekly Timetable

Children and parents please familiarise yourself with the outline weekly timetable for your class, available here or by clicking the link on the right. It will help you to remember for example which day you will your PE kit is in school, though you will of course need your indoor shoes every day and your book bag every day.

Please note that this is an outline timetable only as some scheduled activities may be changed due to other in school events happening that week.

CurriculumChild curriculum

For the curriculum information sheet for this term, please click here: Curriculum map.


Story Writing The children will consider how to incorporate good pace into different genres. They will also look at how to include flashbacks into their tales.

Persuasion pieces Language features will be looked at by the children, this will include persuasive letters.

Plays The children will look at the structure of plays and their layout.

SPAG The children will look at more advanced examples of spellings, punctuation and grammar.

Explanations The children will look at how these text types are structured and their key features


Number The children will be revisiting long multiplication, long division and practical addition and subtraction questions. They will also use ratio and percentages as a way of answering different problems. The children will also work with negative numbers in context.

Measures The children will continue to work on their understanding of how to measure angles around a point, and the internal degrees for different polygons.

Shape properties In this subject the children will revisit rotation, reflection and translation. In addition the children will improve their understanding of 2D and 3D shape properties.


Light Looking at what different parts of the eye do. Examining reflection and what it means in scientific terms. Investigating how light travels in straight lines and how this can be useful. Also they will investigate pinhole cameras.

Living things and habitats The children will look at food chains within different eco-systems. The children will also investigate how to use keys to distinguish between living things. As well as this the children will look at micro-organisms and the creatures that are living in their immediate environment.


World War 2 The children will be investigating many questions including: How did World War 2 begin? What are the significant dates? How were children effected in Britain? What shelters were used as protections from air raids? What was the experience of evacuees? What was rationing like? What repercussions of the war are we still living with?

1945 to 2018 The children will using the internet to research a different aspect of cultural, technological and political life from each decade between 1945 and 2018. They will compare and contrast those different aspects of various decades with life today.


Internet Use The children will use the internet and other sources of information to aid their History work on World War 2. Also the children will be using the internet to research key cultural, political and technological changes from 1945-2018.


After half term, Year 6 will build on their French skills by learning vocabulary associated with buying food in a French café. There will be many opportunities for role play which will develop their speaking and listening skills in particular.


Conflict Resolution and Peer mediation - Random acts of kindness The children will be looking at how to resolve conflicts when they happen. The children will look at how to empathise with different people on different sides of a conflict. They will explore different ways of resolving conflicts, and understand that it is possible for different people to hold different points of view.

Drugs Education The children will be looking at what illegal and legal drugs are. The children will also look at how to challenge the stereotypical image of a drug user.

Physical Education and Games

Invasion Games The children will look at a variety of different invasion games. This will include basketball skills where they will learn about dribbling and shooting. The children will also look at the game of Frisbee. Frisbee is a very popular sport in Cambridge and it combines rules drawn from other invasion games.

Gymnastics The children will be looking at rolls, balances and jumps. The children will then be developing their own sequences using these skills.


The children will be exploring folk dancing. They will be looking at the key skills involved in different folk dances, and completing those skills within a group. The children will also be working in a group in order to devise their own dance based upon different folk dance moves.


The children will be learning the songs from our summer production: A musical version of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ by Neil Richards. By the end of the unit they will have learnt the key melodies and counter-melodies.

Home Learning
HomeworkChild homework

From now on the main homework will be revision.

SATs week is from Monday 14th May until Thursday 17th May. These are statutory tests.

The SATs Week timetable is as follows:

Monday 14th May 2018
  • Punctuation and Grammar Test
  • Spelling Test
Tuesday 15th May 2018
  • Reading Comprehension
Wednesday 16th May 2018
  • Mathematics Arithmetic Test Paper 1
  • Mathematics Reasoning Test Paper 2
Thursday 17th May 2018
  • Mathematics Reasoning Test Paper 3

I have always found the following link helpful - Grammar For Writing: Glossary - and the following two supplementary resources are recommended for work at home:

Activities outside the classroomChild outside school

Year 6 will be helping in the school garden this term, keeping the area tidy, and watching for autumn-sown plants such as daffodils, broad beans, garlic and onions to appear.