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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
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: Understanding how to plan mystery stories, adventure stories; myths and legends.

Explanations: Analysing the key differences between instructions and explanations - how and why things work.

Argument and persuasion: Using persuasive language and appropriate conjunctions.

Play Writing: How to structure a play around a story that must be told through characters talking and acting only.

Instructions: The use of imperative verbs to order instructions.


Handling data: This will include bar charts and frequency diagrams.

Number: Understanding methodologies for long multiplication and long division. The children will also use this understanding to solve practical 'real life' questions. Understanding fractional notation and finding including fractions of amounts and quantities.

Shape properties: This will involve identifying 2D and 3D shapes through key properties; using metric measures and conversions.


Animals including humans: How does the digestive system work? How does the circulatory system work? What is a healthy balanced diet? How can we protect our bones and teeth from decay?

Evolution: The children will look at aspects of evolution. They will look over aspects of how different creatures evolved in the way that they have over many years. They will look at the theories of Darwin and Wallace.


Coasts work on this unit will be based on the coastline around the Isle of Wight. Defining exactly what constitutes a coast. Looking at maps and tracing the features of coastlines. Looking at the impact the sea and the weather has had on the coastlines around the Isle of Wight.

A contrasting UK locality: Using geographical knowledge and a range of sources including an educational visit, children will find similarities and make comparisons between two contrasting UK localities, namely Cambridge and the Isle of Wight.


Internet Use: Using the internet to research information for the geography unit 'Coasts and the Isle of Wight'.

Spreadsheets: How to complete totals, leading to making different calculations based on different scenarios; solving number problems and drawing graphs.

Religious Education

Examining the 'I am' sayings in St. John's Gospel. The children will ask and answer questions about the special nature of Jesus.


To understand why we have rules. To understand the growing number of situations where children need to take responsibility for their own personal safety.


Before half term the children will be building on their French knowledge by learning vocabulary for body parts and using it to describe the sports they play. They will also be learning the difference between 'tu' and 'vous' forms, as well as using singular and plural commands.

After half term, the children will learn about the culture and geography of the French speaking island of Reunion. They will learn vocabulary linked to schools and revise negative sentences.

Physical Education

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities: This involves the children developing group skills to complete tasks. The children will look at how to combine ideas effectively when working as a group, and how to complete challenges. This will also involve teams arranging different group members to complete different work. Basic orienteering skills will be developed from this.

Invasion Games: Football - developing an awareness of different skills that can be used in football. Working as a team to achieve the implementation of different tactics.

Invasion Games: Tag Rugby - developing awareness of the skills necessary to play tag rugby in small and large teams, as well as some of the tactics employed. Understanding how to look and pass effectively, and how to run with the rugby ball. The children will play small sided games to emphasise these skills.


The class will be using the visit to the Isle of Wight as a 'jumping off point' for looking at coastlines and painting them.

Home Learning

Home Learning grids are available.

HomeworkChild homework

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.