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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. 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 autobiographies, biographies, stories and journalistic writing. 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.




This term the children will build on their existing knowledge of electricity. Within this topic, the children will learn how to build a working circuit and describe the difference between series and parallel circuits. 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; this includes planning their own investigations based on their interests.




Our topic this term is ‘The Victorians’. We will be learning about key events during this period and when they occurred. We will look at the life of Victorian children, especially poor Victorians. In addition, we will consider the huge changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution and key inventors. In RE, we will consider what different religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Humanism, tell us about how to treat other people. In P.E, the children will be working on their fundamental skills and applying them to different game play. In art, the children will be focusing on the work of William Morris. This term in Spanish, the children will be taught how to describe their ’likes’ and ’dislikes’. In computing, the children will be designing their own app! They will collaborate on ideas and pitch their product in the style of Dragons Den.



Extra information


Welcome to Year 6! This is a very important year for the children and high attendance is extremely important. 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.


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.



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 -