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Year 6

Autumn Term

In Literacy this term, Year 6 will be reading ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo and ‘The Island’ by Armin Greder. The children will be writing recounts, poetry, stories, newspaper articles, debates, advertisements and journals.


Your children will need to read their AR books for at least 30 minutes every day (sometimes aloud to you) and practise spellings that are sent home weekly.

You can help by…

*Asking your child what text type they are writing and getting them to explain the features of that text type

*Reading with your child as often as possible, asking them detailed questions about the text and what they think will happen next

*Practising spellings from the Year 5/6 list provided and others given by class teachers

*Helping your child online to explore Spellodrome and read non-fiction books on myON using their logins

In Maths this term, Year 6 will be revising the four operations and exploring word problems linked with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be involved in skill review sessions, where individual needs will be addressed.

The children will also be learning about percentages, fractions and decimals, and real-life problem solving and reasoning.

Please ensure that your child continues to regularly practise their times tables and how these facts link to division. Every child has a Mathletics username and login. These should be used daily.

You can help by…

*Asking your child what methods and facts they have learned in maths and encouraging them to demonstrate these to you

*Practising quick-fire multiplication tables and the associated division facts e.g. 7 x 8 = 56, so 8 x 7 = 56,  56 / 7 = 8 and 56 / 8 = 7

*Helping your child online to explore Mathletics using their logins. Again, revise the learning that has been recently covered rather than trying to explore new topics

In Science this term, Year 6 will be exploring ‘The Water Cycle’, learning about reversible changes and how essential water is to life on Earth.

The children will then be revising previously taught learning on electricity, forces and how living organisms adapt to their environments.

You can help by…

*Asking your child what they have been learning about and reading up on these using myON, science books and websites

*Encouraging your child to demonstrate any practical investigations that we have explored in the classroom

*Watching, as a family, science and nature documentaries on TV

In Topic this term, Year 6 will be exploring the idea of ‘Survival of the Fittest’, linking science work on habitats and the environment and the chosen texts in literacy.

The children will explore mankind’s exploration to the outermost parts of the planet and how humans can survive against all odds. This topic also covers safety in the community and outside world, and some links with transition into secondary schools.

You can help by…

*Asking your child what questions they have been investigating and reading up on these using myON, science and history books and websites

*Watching the news for stories on explorations and adventures e.g. round-the-world challenges, arctic exploration and journeys into space