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Year 6

Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 6


Our themes for this term are:



This will involve researching information on volcanic activity around the world.


Wretched WW11

For this unit our learning will be based around the impact WW11 had on our local area as well as some key historical facts.



Key concepts being taught this term:



In the first term, we will write a diary entry based on our class text ‘The Secrets of Vesuvius’ and in the second term we will write a journalistic article and a flashback story based on a new class text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’



Place Value – children will read, write, order and compare numbers to 10,000,000 including rounding.

The Four Operations – solve multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operation and method to use.

Fractions – Use common factors to simplify fractions in order to compare and order. Add and subtract fractions with different denominators.



Children will use our outdoor area to classify living things.



Children will continue to learn how to stay safe through our E-Safety scheme and to use coding to write computer programs



Children will recreate pictures of Plymouth in the style of Brian Pollard. They will also use ‘brusho’ to create a WW11 inspired scene.


Design and Technology

Children will design their own VE celebration cake based on World War11 rationed ingredients.


P.E and Games

Dance and Hockey



Christianity – The Gospel. Children will be looking at how Christians interpret the Bible and making connections between their own lives and the life of their own community in the world today.



In the first term, children will take part in sessions that address who they are and their hopes and aspirations for the future.

In the second term, the children will be gaining an understanding of people’s similarities and differences.



Children will learn to talk about their daily routine and how to tell the time in French.


Our P.E. days are on: Tuesday and Thursday until further notice. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on these days. They can bring in trainers and a tracksuit for our Tuesday outdoor sessions. 


Homework is given out on Thursday to be collected in on a Tuesday.


Spellings are given out on a Thursday and tested on the following Thursday.


Please remember to provide your child with a water bottle every day.


The Year 6 teaching team consists of:


Mrs Perkin, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Bell and Mrs Dowsett.

Mrs Turner, Mrs Pearson Mrs Smith, Miss Lester and Miss Smith.

Important Start of Year Information for Year 6 Parents