Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.

We have a very exciting two terms ahead of us. As always in year 6 we will be looking forward to approaching our challenges with resilience and enjoyment and we are excited to discover all of the amazing things that lie ahead!

St Peter

Miss King (Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

St Paul

Miss Smart (Teacher)

Miss V Green (Teaching Assistant)


Term 5/6: POR Novel ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’

The Adventures of Odysseus

In this retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, tells the story of Odysseus’s return home to Ithica from fighting in the Trojan wars. His journey is beset by danger, challenges and tragedy. Each of the stories in the book would stand alone as short stories, but they also work as a complete sequence, in which Odysseus tells the story of his travels and then finally returns home, to yet more challenges.

This term the children will:

  • Write a descriptive piece of writing (The Godesses)
  • Write a narrative in the subjunctive form (Odysseus’ dream)
  • Write a diary entry (Recount from the Cyclops)
  • Write a narrative (The sack of winds/ The land of dead)
  • Write a brochure (Holiday brochure for Greece)
  • Write a non- chronological report (species found in the land of the dead)

Term 6: POR Novel African Tales 

African Tales 

The book is a true celebration of the storytelling tradition that is inherent across the diverse cultures and communities of this vast continent. The vibrancy and delicate detail of the artwork is inspired by the art of the different regions. This along with the country summaries and range of stories wonderfully capture the wisdom, wit, ingenuity, character and richness of cultures across the different parts of the African continent.


This term the children will:

  • Write a letter of advice
  • Write a newspaper article
  • Write a news report (Broadcast)
  • Write a farewell message
  • Write some Poetry

Some key grammar features to remember are modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility, expanded nouns phrases, dialogue, adverbials, subordinate and relative clauses, parenthesis (using brackets, dashes and commas), commas for clarity, cohesive devices (such as repetitions, pronouns and conjunctions), prepositional phrases, cursive handwriting and year 5/6 spelling words.


In Term 5 we will work towards covering the rest of the strands on the National Curriculum, which means we will working through many topics in the next few weeks. After that, we will focus more on revision and applying our understanding to reasoning, problem solving and mathematical investigations. As we approach SAT’s time, we will ensure that , as resilient learners, we can tackle any challenge with vigour.

In Term 6, we will be applying all our knowledge to problem solving, investigative situations and real life scenarios. 



Term 5: The Transforming Spirit 

Term 6: Called to Serve 

Jigsaw (PSHE)

Term 5: Relationships                  Term 6: Journey in Love



 Term 5: Light

The objectives we will cover are:

LO: To recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.

LO: To use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.

LO: To explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.

LO: To use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Term 6: Evolution and Inheritance


The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can explain the scientific concept of inheritance.
  •  I can demonstrate understanding of the scientific
    meaning of adaptation.
  • I can identify the key ideas of the theory of evolution.
  • I can identify evidence for evolution from fossil
  • I can understand how human beings have evolved.
  • I can explain how adaptations can result in both
    advantages and disadvantages.
  • I can explain how human intervention affects


Term 5: Ancient Greece

A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can explain how and why empires grow.
  • I can explain how the political system worked in Ancient Greece and compare this system with other political systems.
  • I can learn about the past from sources including art.
  • I can compare different city-states and recall facts about the Battle of Marathon.
  • I can find out about Ancient Greek gods and goddesses and am able to use this knowledge to plan my own Greek myth.
  • I can use a range of sources to find out about the past and then present my findings.


Term 6: Our changing World

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water 



Term 5: Tag Rugby 

Term 6: Tennis and Field Sports 

MFL: French 

Term 5:     J’habite (I live)

Term 6: Un pays francophone (A French-speaking country)

Half Term Homework/ T6 Dip and Dos



Coastal safety:

Strong tides and currents, cold water, deep water, rubbish left on beach, no life guards, chemical pollutants, wild life, high cliff tops, loose rocks and offshore winds.

Think about what could happen if these risks are not managed. How could we ensure coastal safety and safe our world?


Find out as much as possible about your family tree.


Create your own family tree. How far can you go back? Where have your characteristics come from?


Flip out and Burger King


Write a recount of your experience to Flip out and Burger King.


How did the giraffe get a long neck?

Why does the camel have a hump?

Read some traditional folk tales to explain these features, then find out the evolutional facts behind the myths and write your own fact based versions.



Crete: Holiday brochure

Research and find out about all the amazing attractions Crete has to offer. Why would someone choose to holiday there? Can you create a holiday brochure enticing perspective holidaymakers to visit?



Find an old photograph/image of a location Compare it to the same location now. How does it look? What differences did you spot? Do they give you clue to how the place has changed? What difference did you spot? How has it changed?



If the World Were a Village, N rich investigation:



Find an item that is no longer fit for purpose. How could you up cycle it and give it a new function.



Use maps to illustrate where your family originates.

Parent/Carer Charter

  • To read with your child daily and sign learning journal
  • To encourage your child to complete homework to the best of their ability and with 100% effort
  • To ensure children continue to practise spellings and times tables daily
  • To maintain a positive attitude towards school and learning


Important dates


  • Tuesday 2nd October: Y6 Open Morning
  • Monday 8th October: Y6 Parent meetings



Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Smart and Miss King



Click the button to view posts that your teacher has put up about homework or look for an uploaded file in the directory below.

Homework Posts


Reading: x 20 minutes daily (minimum)

Children must be listened to reading and encouraged to discuss what they have read. Their journal should be signed each night/morning showing this.


Spelling: children will receive 15 spellings a week, which will be taught to them on Monday. They will be tested on theses spellings every Friday. The children will identify in their learning journals which spellings they have spelt correctly/incorrectly.


Times tables: It is essential that children practise their times tables every evening. They play a crucial role and aid your child’s understanding in Maths.


Comprehension: Children will receive a comprehension text every Friday to be returned and marked every Friday. This gives children 6 nights to read, discuss and answer questions on the text. As in class, children should make footnotes on each text before attempting the questions, as this is good practise for their exams.


Maths: children will receive Maths homework every Friday to be returned and marked every Friday. This homework will be based on misconceptions or classroom learning and should be given full attention and effort. If children have difficulty, they should speak to their class teacher before the homework is due.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is due back the following Friday (apart from weekly spellings).



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