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Welcome to Year Six!


Your Teacher is Mrs Burnham and Mrs Emery is our Teaching Assistant this year.


Autumn 2

On this page you will find lots of information about things we will be learning and pictures of us in school.


In English we will be reading a class text: ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. We will be looking at various aspects of punctuation and grammar, including parts of clauses. We will be writing a newspaper article about mining conditions for children and verb poems about Jim's escape as well as a diary about the workhouse. We will be writing non-fiction scientific texts about digestion. 


In Maths, we will be developing using and applying skills and solving worded problems, in addition to a wealth of number work based on calculations. We will be following a mastery curriculum approach to our work in maths with daily fluency work and reasoning and problem solving. We will be looking at calculation for long division in detail, using the burger method and a focus on how to present remainders as fractions and decimals. 


In Science, we will be learning about humans in biology. We will learn about how we have learned about keeping healthy in the past and plan a clinical trial. We will consider healthy lifestyles and plan a balanced menu with revision of work on digestion. We will learn about the circulation system in detail with respiration linked and plan an experiment to measure this. We will also look at sheep's hearts to see the parts of a heart and compare to humans. 



This half term in computing, we will have a focus on E-Safety and anti-bullying in regards to staying safe.

Children will be working with Mrs Oldham to begin to understand computer networks including the internet. They will research smartphone capabilities and current APPS and pitch a proposal for a smartphone or tablet app.


In History, we will be continuing to learn about the Victorian era in the local area. We will visit Tatton Park on the 15th November to learn about life in service there. We will be studying holidays, school-life, working conditions in the mines and mills, comparing lives of the rich and poor, and celebrating a Victorian Christmas. This will also include a trip to Tatton Park to learn about the lives and roles of children working as servants in the local area. The children will undertake research projects about the toys children played with and the pastimes compared to nowadays.

In R.E we will consider: 

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?’

A study of different faiths and their messages and guidance for followers in times of trouble. What happens at the end of our lives? What do different religions believe about what happens after death?


Our themes in PSHE this half term are mutual respect as a British Value and getting on and falling out. We will be looking at the Magistrates system in detail with a visiting magistrate to school. Children will explore respect and differences in out work in anti-bullying week. 



Things to Remember:

You will need a water bottle, pen and reading book (and record!) with you in school every day.

P.E. in Year Six is on Mondays (Games- hockey) and Fridays (Gymnastics), you must ensure you have your kit on these days please. However, the weather may start to be unpredictable and you should ensure your kit is suitable for the conditions.

Homework will always be handed out on Fridays and should be returned by the following
Wednesday. Each week you will have spellings to learn for a test on Friday, plus Mental Arithmetic tests and English tasks to help you consolidate things we have been learning in class. We will be completing weekly Mental Arithmetic tests in class every Thursday.