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World Book day

World Book day 1

Welcome to Year 6!

Hello 6O. Welcome to our class page. Here you can find out what we'll be learning about this term.




Christmas In this unit of work, the children will explore the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of St Matthew and St Luke. They will also learn about some images of Christ that are found in the Prologue to the Gospel of St John.

Baptism and Confirmation: Celebrations of the Holy Spirit Children will explore the signs and symbols of Baptism and Confirmation. It will provide an opportunity for the children to bring together their knowledge of the symbols and actions associated with these Sacraments. Through these Sacraments, the children will understand the gift of the Holy Spirit.



Prayer: You will develop your understanding of prayer as a special way of spending time with God. You will explore the vocabulary, actions, places and aids associated with prayer and practice some meditation.

A very important part of your learning in our school is learning about and practising your faith. You will regularly be invited to be involved in the celebration of Mass and the planning of liturgies.

Collective worship 3.10pm every Thursday.



 Children will study The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. They will study the language features used in the poem including figurative language. Through drama, they will retell the story in groups using a range of resources to support. Following on from this, children will study newspaper reporting and the language features associated with this genre. Children will re-tell The Highwayman poem in a reporting style.




Place value, x and ÷ including decimals, use of + - x ÷ to solve ‘real life’ problems including money, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion, handling data, shape and space as well as co-ordinates, working out the perimeter and area of a shape, measures including conversion of one unit to another, properties, pattern and sequences in numbers. Get those problem solving and reasoning skills ready - you will need them! Please brush up on your times tables - the quicker you can recall them, the more efficient you will be at using them to solving problems!



Electricity - Building on year 4 work, the children learn more about circuits including how to use recognized symbols to represent circuits. They investigate how to change the amount of electricity flowing round a circuit, looking at how different components affect the flow of electricity and at the difference that the length and thickness of wires can make. they learn about series and parallel circuits and they use their knowledge of electricity to build games that use electric circuits.

Light - Building on work from year3, pupils make more detailed investigations of shadows. They use their conclusion from this work to create shadow puppets and use special effects in their puppet shows. They study reflectivity, build a periscope and investigate the effectiveness of sunglasses, learning about the dangers of UV light.



Children will study the art of drawing faces. Using suitable pencils, they will follow a series of steps to ensure the facial features are in proportion.



Homework and timetable information


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Spelling homework given and spelling assessment


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Art/Design and Technology (bring in to school aprons/old shirt)


PE circuit training and fitness (PE kit or dance kit required. Indoor pumps)

Art/Design and Technology (bring in to school aprons/old shirt)

Maths and English Homework due for Mrs Upton


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables


10 minutes reading homework

10 minutes times tables

Maths and English homework given by Mrs O'Donnell


Games (PE kit and tracksuit required. Trainers)

10 minutes reading homework



Parents please note: Maths and English homework is given weekly. The MyMaths website provides many Beat the Clock activities which the children can use to improve their mental maths skills. Spelling, reading and times tables practice should be done throughout the week.

Children should already be able to recall rapidly and accurately multiplication facts and their related division facts. Please practise with your child if they need it.


As you know, Year 6 children will sit end of Key Stage 2 standardised assessment tests (‘SATs’) at the beginning of Term 3 in May. Please support your child in their preparations by ensuring that they complete revision and homework assignments to their best standard and always punctually. Thank you.