PE Day - Thursday

Welcome to Year 6S!


Summer 1


Welcome back to a new term Year 6! I hope you have a brilliant Easter break and are ready for your final term in primary school! We have a very busy half term coming up with lots of preparation for SATS. SATs week will begin on Monday 13th May until Thursday 16th May.


On this page, you will find information about any keys dates such as, PE days and assemblies, as well as lots of information about what we will be learning about in each subject this half term. There are also lots of useful links to help you with your learning.



Here are some useful reminders and links to web pages for you:


  • TTrockstars for times table practice.
  • Reading eggs for online reading and comprehension practice.
  • Mymaths for online mathematical activities.



Class Teacher:  Miss Shotton




We will begin our English lessons this half term by looking at the poem 'The Highway Man'. We will be looking at the language used and the key features within a poem. Throughout the unit, we will be completing different pieces of writing that focus on different skills, such as: creating our own poem based on the opening of 'The Highway Man', writing a monologue in role as a character from 'The Highway Man' and using our speaking and listening skills to take part in a debate about the highway man's death.


Key skills we will be focussing on are:

- Making predictions about characters 

- Collecting evidence to create an impression about a character

- Using poetic language effectively





We will continually be revising all our Year 6 reading skills through our guided reading sessions this year. This half term, we will be focusing on:


- Using the context of a sentence to work out the meaning of a word

- Retrieving key details from a text 

- Make predictions based on details that have been read




This half term in Maths, we will begin by completing our shape unit, before moving onto statistics. Some of the objectives we will cover this half term are:


  • Recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles


Here are some useful websites:




Our Science topic for this half term is ‘Living things and their habitats’. During this unit, we will be learning to:


  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics







Our Topic for this half term is Ancient Greece. During this unit, we will be focussing on both History and Geography objectives. We will begin by creating a timeline of key events and identifying Ancient Greece on a world history timeline. By the end of the unit, we will be able to:


  • Locate Ancient Greece on a map of Europe 
  • Research the daily life of the Ancient Greeks and compare this to the modern day 
  • Compare Ancient Greece to other ancient civilisations
  • Compare Ancient Greek Olympics with modern Olympics 
  • Discuss the beliefs of the Ancient Greeks 






Our topic in RE this half term is 'Pentecost'. We will be learning about what it means to be a witness, how the actions of others can shape our opinions and decisions and the importance of having courage.




PSHE and Mindfulness


Inter weaved throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you  to use a  journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.



Here are the Home Learning tasks that pupils should complete each week. If you need any support accessing these resources, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


1) Reading - Pupils should be reading for 10-15 minutes every night. Pupils can change their books as and when they need to in the Class Library or the KS2 Library. Year 6 pupils are welcome to bring in books from home. Please help your child to record their reading in their Reading Record. Listening to your child read can support their fluency, develop their comprehension skills, and help them to progress. 


2. Reading Eggs – Children have a weekly comprehension assignment to complete on Reading Eggs.

Reading eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.


3. My Maths  - Children have a weekly assignment to complete on MyMaths that will help them to practise the skills we have been learning in school. 

Pupils can also access Mathseeds (using their Reading Eggs login) and TT Rockstars for fluency practice.


4. Spellings – practice daily

Pupils have 10 spellings to learn per week, on which they will be tested every Friday. A PDF copy of the spellings is available below. 


5. Learning logs –  In Autumn 2 (November - December), pupils will have a home learning project to complete. At the end of the half-term, they willl bring in their project to share and celebrate with their peers.

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