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Term 1

Year 6 Victorian Dress up Day letter

The Bird Man

Our Hola Mexico! WOW event

Term 1 curriculum overview

English (includes reading and writing)

We will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar. We will learn different reading strategies, including inference, as well as enjoying the text for pleasure.

We will be writing a letter in character, a biography of an influential person and a magazine article.

MathsWe will develop our skills with number and place value, including decimal numbers and negative numbers.

Portrait unit

We will reflect and evaluate the work of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. We will be learning about proportion and creating our own portraits using the themes of symbolism and surrealism.


Living things and their habitats

We will learn about the classification of the animal kingdom and research animals in different habitats.

Geography and History

Hola Mexico!

We will be learning about the people, the place and the history of Mexico.

Design TechnologyWe will be learning about food and drink linked to Mexico. This will include tasting and making delicacies.
Music (taught by Miss Dalton, Director of Music)

To be confirmed




6GS swimming first six Tuesday mornings

6RS outdoor PE first six Tuesday afternoons

We will learn skills and apply them in striking games and invasion games.

Both classes

Lessons led by Sportitude on Wednesday afternoons.


Being me in my world

We will identify goals, reflect on how we learn and the choices we have in our learning journeys.

Religious Education

Islam (beliefs and practice)

We will consider the question: 'What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?'



We will use Purple Mash to develop our programming skills.


Spanish (taught by Mr Sewell, Spanish subject leader)To be confirmed


Home learning


DAILY READING - every pupil has a green reading record which they are expected to keep up to date with the texts they read. There is a space for parents and carers to comment or sign. Pupils may bring home a book from the class library or the Accelerated Reader library. Every pupil should have an Accelerated Reader book in school at all times. Parents have been emailed the rewards that have been set up for reading at home on a regular basis.


Home learning can consolidate learning in class, provide opportunities for further study, develop links with parents and families and encourage independence in pupils. We are aware that secondary schools will expect pupils to be well organised and prepared so we aim to provide our pupils with the chance to learn these habits in Year 6.

A paper based home learning task that consolidates learning in class is set every Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. The task should take no longer than 20 minutes in total. It is reviewed in class with the pupils so questions can be answered and misconceptions addressed.


Pupils have access to myON (reading), Times Tables Rock Stars (multiplication facts) and Purple Mash (different curriculum areas). Login details can be found in reading records.



The Year 6 PE days are Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please come to school wearing your PE kit. 


Here is the PE uniform:

Plain black sweatshirts/jumper (or school jumper/hoodie instead)

Black shorts

Plain black jogging bottoms

White t-Shirt

Black trainers or plimsolls

All PE uniform is to be plain. No sports clothing.