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Class Archive: 2015-2016

Welcome to Year 6

Health and Wellbeing Week

Health and Wellbeing Week 1 Yoga
Health and Wellbeing Week 2 Making orange and cranberry muffins
Health and Wellbeing Week 3 Carrying out a survey about sleep
Health and Wellbeing Week 4 Selling the frozen yoghurts and muffins
Health and Wellbeing Week 5 Making a poster on why breakfast is important
Health and Wellbeing Week 6 Team work
Health and Wellbeing Week 7 Spiritual well being
Health and Wellbeing Week 8
Health and Wellbeing Week 9
Health and Wellbeing Week 10
Health and Wellbeing Week 11
Health and Wellbeing Week 12
Health and Wellbeing Week 13 St John's Ambulance
Health and Wellbeing Week 14 Dried fruit tasting - Cereal Challenge
Health and Wellbeing Week 15
Health and Wellbeing Week 16 Making a net
Health and Wellbeing Week 17
Health and Wellbeing Week 18 A prototype of a cereal box net

Queen's Birthday Lunch: Friday 13th May 2016

Good Luck Year 6


You have worked really hard on your maths, reading and grammar.  Have a lovely weekend ( enjoy the sunshine)!  Relax and remember to go to bed early this week and have a good breakfast each morning so that you can do your very best!

2016 Key Stage 2 Assessments


The 2016 tests will begin on May 9th.  For more information about these tests, click on the links below.

2016 national curriculum tests (SATs): information for parents

If you have a child in primary school in year 2 or 6 they are likely to be taking tests in May. In this video a headteacher provides information about the tests for parents. Have a look here for more information:

Summer Term


In the summer term, we will first be getting ready for the SATs and then we will focus on the Local Area as our new topic.  Alongside  studying this topic, we will be practising the Key Stage 2 Production, where a number of children will have leading roles either on the stage or behind the scenes: helping with the lights, props and technical issues!  The Year 6 children will also help to ensure Sports Day goes smoothly.  They will also be attending the transition days at high school.  In class, we be helping the children to get ready for secondary school and learn about how their body changes and relationships.  In science, we will complete the work on adaptation and then study electricity. 

Spring Term Topic

They will be learning about South America.  In the first half term, they will find out all about the geography of the continent, in particularly focusing on Brazil and then  looking at the Amazon rainforest in detail.  In the second part of the topic, the focus will be on the past and they will learn all about the Mayans.


In science, they will discover more about habitats and classifying animals and plants.  The focus for P.E this term is on team building, learning new games, confidence and leadership. P.E lessons will be on  Mondays.  This half term in R.E they will develop their knowledge of the 'Eucharist' and 'Who Jesus is'.


Also the children will be  preparing for their assessments in May.  It is important that they read every night, complete all homework and hand it in on time.   By doing this, it does make a difference to their class work.


Our first topic in Year 6 will be about World War II.  We will be thinking about these questions during the autumn term. 


Why did WWII begin? 

What countries were involved and how did the world map change?

What was life like on the Home Front?                                     

What was the Blitz?

How did WWI link to WWII?

Why were children evacuated from cities?

How would you feel if you were evacuated from your home?

How did the role of women change in WWII?


During the holidays, you could start researching  and record any areas of interest.   Bring what you have found out back to school in September.


In English, we will be writing a diary entry for a child being evacuated,  letter writing, writing persuasive posters and using figurative and descriptive language to describe the Blitz.

In maths, we will calculate ratio and proportion to follow a soup recipe.  We will design and draw a WWII prison camp and calculate its perimeter and area. 


In science we will be finding out the answers to these questions:

How do we see?

How was light hidden during the blackout?                     

How does light travel?

How do I construct circuits to match a diagram?

How can I affect the brightness of a bulb?


In D.T we will be finding out answers to these questions:

What makes an effective shelter?

How can materials be joined together?

How do I design, make and evaluate a World War II shelter?

How did rationing affect cooking?

Please see the curriculum section for more information on Year 6 learning.

Autumn Term 1 Timetable