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Year 6

Teacher: Mrs Curtis
TA: Mr Dunz/ Mrs Rawlings

News from Year 6


Happy New Year!

Mrs Rawlings, Mr Dunz, Mrs Strugnell and myself (Mrs Curtis), thank you for the seasonal messages and gifts, and hope you had a lovely break and are rested and restored for the year ahead.

I believe the main focus from the children’s point of view this term, is our school journey to PGL, which will take place in the final week (26th to 29th March), but there are a few other things going on as well!

Our set curriculum continues as follows:

RE – Buddhism and Christianity (taught by Mrs Strugnell)

PSHE – various topics, including SEAL, and ‘Secrets of Success’ (lessons about being personally successful)

English and Maths - ongoing development of skills

Computing – coding and spreadsheets

Our curriculum foci for this term are as follows:

Science – Circulatory system & animal adaptation/habitats (taught by Mrs Strugnell)

History – completing our work on the Vikings

Geography – UK and Europe

PE – fitness training & multi-skills (Friday mornings), Game On (Thursday afternoons).

Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening homework will, for the mostpart, be as follows: Maths and English (one piece of each per week – set on a Wednesday to be in on Monday); spelling words will be set on Mondays for testing the following Monday. There may occasionally be other homework in place of or in addition to the above. Homework may be in the form of revision. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes.

Following a lovely term in which we saw the children grow and mature, we are looking forward to a hard (there is lots to do!) but enjoyable term ahead.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

Mrs Curtis, Mrs Rawlings and Mr Dunz.



In Year 6 we learn to:





  • Refer to text to support opinions and predictions.
  • Give a view about choice of vocabulary, structure, etc.
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion.
  • Appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.
  • Recognise:
  • o   complex sentences with more than one subordinate clause

    o   phrases which add detail to sentences

  • Explain how a writer has used sentences to create particular effects.
  • Skim and scan to aide note-taking.
  • Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson






  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.
  • Use passive voice where appropriate.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).
  • Use a sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use semi-colon, colon or dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.
  • Use colon to introduce a list and semi colon within a list.
  • Use correct punctuation of bullet points.
  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
  • Use full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.




  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 10,000,000.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Identify the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.
  • Use knowledge of order of operations to carry out calculations involving four operations.
  • Multiply  4-digit by 2-digit
  • Divide 4-digit by 2-digit
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Calculate % of whole number.