The Grange Primary School

Year 6

Class Teachers

Miss Mawson, Ms Chowdhury and Miss Gathercole.

Learning Assistants

Mrs Walters, Mrs Otter, Mrs Parker and Mrs Mortimer.

Autumn Term 1

Our first topic in the Autumn term is, ‘Vicious Vikings Vs Savage Saxons.’

Within this topic we will be exploring the struggle for power between the Vikings and the Saxons.

During English we will be writing instructions with ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ being the hook.

For Maths, we will be focussing on place value before moving onto written methods for the four operations.

Autumn Term 2

Our second topic in the Autumn term is, ‘I’m an animal, get me out of here!’

Pupils will explore animals and how they have adapted to suit their environment and how they have evolved over time.

For English, we will be using the novel ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ as our hook to explore the debate of animals in captivity.

For Maths, we will be understanding how to apply the four operations to fractions before exploring geometry.

Spring Term

Our Spring Term Topic is ‘Mysterious Mayans’.

Pupils will learn about life in an Ancient Mayan civilisation. To develop their ICT skills, children will be learning about networking and blogging.

For English, children will read The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and use this to inspire writing a newspaper article.

For Maths, children will revise calculation and fractions learnt in the Autumn term and build on this knowledge to learn about decimal numbers.

Summer Term

In the Summer Term, our topic is ‘Full Power’.

This science and geography focused topic will enable the children to learn about renewable energy and electricity. This knowledge will be applied in DT to design and build a model vehicle.

In English, pupils will be exploring poetry, writing their own poems and performing them. Children will also be writing their own stories based on the theme, ‘in search of a goal’. To support this, children will be reading extracts from the Hobbit by JRR Tolkein.

In Maths, we will be carrying out problem solving and investigations, as well as securing knowledge of the wider Y6 curriculum.

Parents

Our topics have a book focus which enables pupils to fully immerse their minds into the learning context and make connections in their learning. To engage pupil’s further and to promote the love of reading, we have a class novel read together with pupils at the end of the day.

Our PE day is on a Monday; children will be required to be in the correct PE uniform.

Year 6 is an important year and it is imperative for us to prepare our pupils for life beyond the Grange Primary School.

We promote the four Rs (resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness) to ensure our pupils are independent learners who have a love for learning.

Our homework will include SATs revision guides to prepare children for the End of Key Stage 2 assessments.

Spellings, reading (5 times a week) and TT Rockstars will also be set weekly.