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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

Term 1 was a fantastic term in Year 6, we are so proud of how the children are adapting to the new normal. We enjoyed reading Neil Gaiman’s version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and produced their own recount of the story written from the father’s point of view. We also dived into ‘Journey’ by Francesca Sanna and wrote stories continuing the journey of the family who were fleeing the war. In Maths, we recapped addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as learning some new methods for long division.

Across the curriculum, we have learnt about South America and the mountains and rivers that run through the continent. We especially enjoyed our art topic this term- learning how to draw the human body in proportion.

This term we will be learning many new things:

In Literacy we are exploring Poetry and the poem ‘Never Just a Book!’ We will also be using the text ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman to support our balanced argument writing.

In maths we are working hard looking at fractions and how to add, subtract and multiply fractions.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:




Art/Design Technology




Animals including humans












Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will continue to just be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.

P.E will take place on a Wednesday this term for both classes. Please note these days may change but you will be given notice.

PE kits need to be worn to school on Wednesday This consists of a pair of trainers/plimsolls, a different white t-shirt other than their school t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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Mrs Smithies and Mr Carroll