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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday. We look forward to welcoming the children back into school and catching up with their latest news. It doesn’t seem possible that we are moving into Year 6 already. Year 6 is always a busy year thinking about secondary schools, leavers fun, trips and of course our SATs but we will be sure to embrace every step together and make it a year to remember.

In our first term, we will continue to build on all of our hard work from Year 5. Lessons will continue in the same familiar structure to what the children have always been used to. In Literacy we will be writing a narrative based on the familiar tale of Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman, however this version comes with a twist! We will then be learning to write a non-fiction report page. In Maths, we will refresh our understanding of the number system through our learning on place value and will then secure our understanding of the four operations including our methods for long division and long multiplication.

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






Living things and their Habitats

South America

Art of anatomy : Ancient Greeks and Renaissance period


The world wide web as a communication tool

For our enrichment this term, we will be having a chef come into school to help us learn new cooking techniques and make a Bolognese.

How can you help with your child’s learning in school and at home?

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 be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.

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

In case of timetable changes P.E kits are required by all children daily every week. 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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The Year 6 Team