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Term 5



English (includes reading and writing)

In reading we will be practising different question types and developing our confidence with answering a range of questions about unfamiliar text.

In writing we will be increasing our range of independent writing and building on pieces from the autumn term.


We will practise answering different questions by consolidating methods and strategies. 


This term’s project is local landscapes to link in with our local history topic of smuggling in Sussex. We will be learning about seascapes and landscapes and working in the medium of watercolour paint.


Animals including humans

We will learn about animals including humans. We will be learning about how our bodies work and how to keep healthy. 


It’s a Smuggler’s Life for Me

We will be learning about the causes and consequences of smuggling in the 17th and 18th centuries and comparing the similarities and differences with our modern day. 

Music (taught by Miss Dalton, Director of Music)


This term pupils will listen and respond to Pachelbel’s famous Cannon, ‘play’ the bass line and/or melody in D major using a computer, recognise that the same tune features in Maroon 5 ‘Memories’ and sing ‘Memories’ with confidence

Some Instrumental learners will play the melody or bass line on their own instrument.

PE (taught by Sportitude coaches)


This term’s areas of learning include running, jumping and throwing and the skill development will focus on control and technique.



Our learning this term is centred on prioritising our own health and how this links to our relationships with others. We will learn about self care, physical and mental wellbeing and sleep.

Religious Education


Our theme for this term is beliefs and meanings and we will be considering the key question: 

Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead better lives?


Computing Systems and Networks - Communication

We will learn about the World Wide Web as a communication tool, how search engines work as well as evaluating different methods of internet-based communication.  


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. 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 Wednesdays. 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.