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Spring Term

Welcome to Year 6


Our English lessons are based on four key areas of learning: spelling, grammar, reading and writing.

Grammar: relative clauses, modal verbs, adverbs, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, commas, synonyms and antonyms, identifying word class and subject and object.

Spelling: challenge words from the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list.

Writing: We will be using the text Viking Boy as stimuli for writing character and setting descriptions. We will also use films and non fiction texts as a stimulus to create recounts and explanations relating to hot air balloons.

Reading: We continue to use the Bug Club scheme. This term we will read Risks and Thrills (non-fiction) and Beyond the Horizon (Tales from other cultures).

Reading for Pleasure: We will be reading Danny Chung does not to maths and The Boy at the Back of the Class.

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In Year 6 it's really important to keep your maths skills fresh. Stay sharp through regular practise. Click the images opposite to visit some of the best sites to help you become a maths legend this year!

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Why not practise your maths skills using this fun maths game from the BBC:

Mathematica needs your help ...

Choose a character, then add, subtract, divide and multiply your way to victory in this fun maths game.

Challenge yourself across 10 different KS2 maths topics from the Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication to the Deadly Sea of Shapes. If you're feeling really brave, test your maths abilities in the Battle for Mathematica.

Are you ready to take on the Times Table trials? Put your times table knowledge to the test by answering questions against the clock.

Battle courageously and you'll be rewarded with many great riches to apply to your character.

Try out this great maths game by clicking on the dragon image.

What we are learning in Y6

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Ancient Carvings

This term we will be studying the Vikings. We will seek to gain knowledge of this era and how it shaped the United Kingdom by answering these questions:

  • What image do we have of the Vikings?

  • Why have the Vikings gained such a bad reputation?

  • How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?

  • How have recent excavations changed our view of the Vikings?

  • What can we learn about Viking settlement from a study of place-name endings?

  • Raiders or settlers: how should we remember the Vikings.

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This half term we will be exploring about evolution and inheritance. We will learn:

  • to recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

  • to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

  • to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.


Click on the images below to take a look at our unit knowledge organiser and useful website to get a head start!

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