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Year 6 Autumn Term



In the first few weeks, the children will be working on their knowledge of number and place value. The children will be continuing their work in the four main mathematical operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will use their skills to solve real life problems.

In the second half of the term, the children will focus on practising the use of fractions. They will learn to add, subtract and multiply fractions.

In all areas of maths, the children will focus on reasoning and problem solving.



As part of our English studies this term, we will be exploring many
genres of writing, including poetry, traditional stories, non-chronological reports and persuasion. We will be using rich texts to explore each new genre and the children will write their own version using the aspects of
language and grammar they have been taught.

Through their reading, the children will develop and hone their skills across a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and will begin to write their responses to   comprehension questions. They will consider the impact the author has on the reader.




Evolution and Inheritance

We will learn about how living things have changed over time and explore how offspring vary and inherit from their parents. In addition, we will learn about adaptations of both plants and animals.


In the second half of the term, the children will be learning about light: how light travels, whether materials reflect light and how shadows are formed. Throughout these units, the children will work scientifically and conduct their own investigations.


All other subjects

Our topic this term is ‘The Ancient Greeks’. We will be learning about key events during this period and when they occurred. The legacy of the Ancient Greeks will be explored and will learn about Ancient Greek mythology and the gods they worshipped. In art, the children will learn about the work of Bridget Riley and Quintin Blake and will produce work in the style of these artists. During our RE sessions, the children will reinforce their understanding of the Golden Rule and will learn about the story of the Lost Son from the Bible. In Spanish, the children will learn to say and write their likes and dislikes and will relate this to both food and sports. In computing, the children will learn about the parts of a computer and how to use a range of programmes. During our Physical Education lessons, the pupils will play benchball and throw tennis, whilst learning the skills associated with these. In music, the children will learn about the history of music and how recording has changed over time.




Extra information

Homework is generally set on Friday, due in the following Thursday.

Spellings are set on a Friday and tested on the following Friday.This year, we have introduced a pre-test on a Wednesday to help the children identify which spellings they need to continue to practise throughout the week. 

Please ensure that your child has their reading book in school every day and PE kit on Monday and Wednesday.


As you are aware, this is a very important year for the children and high attendance is
extremely important.


Advance warning! The Year 6 children will be sitting their SATs tests in May – week
beginning 13
th May 2019. 

It is essential that your child is in school during this week and in the run up to it


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Below is a link to information about the 2018 SATs. This information is still relevant and will provide you with further information about these assessments.


Trips and events

· A Year 5/6 Ancient Greece Day

· Life Caravan

· David Lawrence Jones author visit

· The Greatest Showman at Vue Cinema






In order to support your child with their Spanish please use the resources below. The children will be learning a range of common words and sentences in Spanish. This will include; days of the week, numbers from 1-20, months of the year, families, colours, foods, classroom objects and pets. 


BBC Bitesize:


Days of the Week -

Numbers -

Months of the Year -

Family -

Colours -

Foods -

Classroom -

Pets -