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Term 2

Year 6



English (includes reading and writing)

We will be reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will learn different reading strategies, including inference, as well as enjoying the text for pleasure.

We will be writing a scene introducing and describing a villain, a scene between two characters and a non-chronological report. 


We will develop our calculating skills using all four operations, including mental and formal methods.

Design Technology


This term we will be focusing on construction. As part of this unit we will be creating a tree decoration, which will be lit up using a crumble device programmed with intermittent variables.   



We will learn to use recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram. We will also be investigating how to alter a circuit to increase the brightness of a lamp. 

Geography and History


We will be learning about Victorian life. Our key question is ‘How did the Victorians shape our world today?’ 

Music (taught by Miss Dalton, Director of Music)


We will be learning to sing a Spanish Christmas song and building on composition skills from Term 1. 


Both classes

Lessons led by Sportitude on Wednesday afternoons and class teachers on Friday afternoons. This term will focus on invasion games, including developing strategies for games.


Celebrating difference

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

Religious Education


We will be investigating the question ‘Do Christmas celebrations and traditions help Christians understand who Jesus was and why he was born?’


Be Internet Legends

We will learn how to keep safe online including how to respond to cyberbullying.

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 that consistently have four signatures across a week (Wednesday to Wednesday)will be invited to a reading reward at the end of each term. In Term 1 the reward was to decorate and eat a biscuit during curriculum time. 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. 


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.