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Year 6 Spring Term



We will cover a number of topics in maths this term: algebra, geometry and shape, measure and ratio and proportion. We will also be interpreting line graphs and pie charts in statistics. Throughout the term, the children will continue to work on their arithmetic skills in daily arithmetic sessions. In all areas of maths, the children will focus on reasoning and problem solving.




In reading, we will continue to develop our comprehension skills with a focus on inference and deduction. In writing, we will begin by writing non-chronological reports linked to our Science topic of Evolution and Inheritance. We will also write a newspaper report, based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk. Additionally, we will explore the concept or arguments, writing a balanced argument and holding a debate.




Evolution and Inheritance and Animals including humans

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. We will learn about the circulatory system and the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on our bodies. We will be able to describe the way water is transported in humans and plants.




In PE sessions, the children will be taught by a volleyball specialist and will also have focused football/healthy living sessions with Plymouth Argyle. Our topic lessons will be led by the theme ‘North America’ where the children will explore the geographical features of this continent and also look at some of the weather conditions experienced here. We will also study Native America and consider why someone may visit America in today’s world. Our Art and DT lessons will be linked to our topic on North America where we will be making dream catchers. In computing, we will continue to design apps and use market research to develop these.



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. 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.

The children look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at their class assembly  on
Friday 2nd February.

Advance warning! The Year 6 children will be sitting their SATs tests in May – week
beginning 14
th May 2018.  It is very
important 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.


Trips we are planning on taking

· Hairspray at the Theatre Royal (Thurs 18th January at 2:30pm)

· Emma Carroll visit to the Guildhall (Fri 26th January)

· ‘Play in a day’ (Mon 12th or Tues 13th March)




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 -