Year 6 2022 - 2023

Miss Gough

Mrs Walton

Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page

6W have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.        6G have PE on Mondays and Fridays.
On PE days, children can come to school wearing their P.E kits. They will also need to bring their water bottles. 

   Miss Gough:

We test spellings on: Friday

We test times tables on: Friday

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 6.

We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. We also run weekly TTRockstars sessions in school so all children can access the technology.

Please click the link below to find our SATs information powerpoint.



Please see the attached Residential booklet below for more information about the trip. 
Hollowford Information Pack


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Autumn – World War Two 

In English, we study the novel Once by Morris Gleitzman, learning all about Felix, an orphan who escapes from an orphanage to find his mum and dad. We follow his journey as he realises what is happening in Poland and what the Nazis are really doing.  

In History, we start the term learning about life in Germany after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the impact that both this and Great Depression had on the German economy and social classes. We learn about Hitler and what caused the start of the Second World War. After this we study the evacuation, blitz and rationing alongside the impact of war in Britain.  

In Geography we will compare the physical and human differences between North and South America as well as making comparisons with the United Kingdom.

In Science we will be looking at Living Things and Their Habitats, looking at the reproduction of plants and animals.


Spring – Crime and Punishment 

In English, we study the novel Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. We follow Alex as he learns that his uncle was a spy and he is set to follow him in his footsteps, fighting criminals.  

In History, we learn all about the different crimes and punishments throughout history, from the Romans and Medieval period to the Tudors, we then compare these with Modern day.  

In Geography we study Extreme Earth, studying natural disasters. We look at what causes these and the impact which they have on society, as well as studying how communities recover from these disasters.  

In Science we will be looking Evolution and Inheritance; going back to the days of Charles Darwin, to see how we have evolved over time.


Summer – Medicine through Time 

In English, we study the novel Skellig by David Almond. We follow the character as he discovers something strange in the garage of his new home.  

In History, we discover Medicine through the ages, learning about the medical practices of prehistoric civilisations comparing them to different periods of time and modern day. We understand medieval medicine and the events during the Black Plague, recognising health issues stemmed from poor hygiene. We also learn about the importance of the NHS and the role it has played in British health care. 

In Geography, we will study natural resources, identifying land as being an important natural resource, considering the ways in which it is used, how it has changed and factors limiting the ways it can be used. We will identify some alternative sources of energy production to coal and gas, including a range of clean, renewables and explore ways which we can reduce the carbon footprint. 

In Science we will be looking at Light and Electricity, at times linking the two together, but also looking at natural light. This topic links well with our Geography, as we can consider different forms of energy.


Our learning in Year 6 so far!

Watch this space for even more pictures of what we have been upto in class.

During transition week in school. Every class learnt about a significant individual, using the Little People, Big Dreams books as their stimulus. In Year 6, we learnt all about Aretha Franklin, focussing closely on her song Respect and making connections with our school values. We also learnt about her friend Martin Luther King Jr and all of his work with civil rights. We produced art work relating to each of these individuals. For Aretha Franklin, we wrote about her life and explained what Respect means to us. For Martin Luther King Jr, we wrote our own versions of I have a dream, focussing on what we would like to see in the future.

In Maths we have been enjoying our maths meetings, consolidating our prior learning. We have been working on our place value and the four operations. 


We love snappy science. 


Our topic in the Autumn term is World War 2. In our History lessons we have looked life in Germany for the Jewish and how it changed when Hitler and the Nazi's came to power. We have looked at the economy and the impact that the Treaty of Versaille had on the social classes. We have also followed the story of Leo, a Jewish boy who told the story of how treatment towards the Jewish changed and how his family made the decision to send him to Britain on the Kindertransport. 


In Geography, we have been learning about the North and South American continents, making comparisons between their physical and human features. We have looked at the different countries in each continent, studying their climates and identifying why different countries have specific climate patterns. 

In French we are learning about homes using the verb habite. We have identified how this verb changes when we add pronouns. We can say where we live, what type of house we live in, describing it size. We can also name different rooms within our houses. 

In Art we have produced beautiful illustrations of Poppies practicing our water colour skills. 


In PSHE we are learning all abour relationsips, what they are and what they mean to us. We also participated sensibly, actively listening and asking appropriate questions during Big Talk.


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