The Grange Primary School

Year 6

Class Teachers

Miss Mawson, Ms Chowdhury, Miss Dyszy, Miss Ireland & Mrs Tong. (Ms Chowdhury will be on maternity leave from Autumn 2.)

Learning Assistants

Mrs Walters and Mrs Parker.

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.

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, which will be set weekly, will include spellings, reading (5 times a week), TT Rockstars and an online activity.

Autumn Term

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 addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Our PE day for the first half term is Friday and our focus is gymnastics. Children should arrive at school in the correct PE Kit and stay in it all day. This must be a plain white t-shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and plimsolls/trainers.

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

In English, we will be using the book ‘A Monster calls’ as a stimulus to write a horror story. Pupils will explore using different sentence structures including short sentences, figurative language and dialogue for impact. For Maths, we will be understanding how to apply the four operations to fractions before exploring geometry.

As part of our STEM activity (Science and DT), pupils’ will be creating Antarctic memes. Our PE day for the second half term is Monday and our focus is dance.

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.

In English, we will begin by writing a ‘There and back again story’, using ‘The Rainplayer’ as a stimulus and then writing a recount based on ‘The Wrong Trousers’.

For Maths, children will revise calculation and fractions learnt in the Autumn term and build on this knowledge to learn about decimal numbers and percentages. Pupils will also cover measure, ratio and statistics this term.

Our STEM activity this term is making a pericope which will support pupils in understanding and explaining how light travels.

Our PE day in Spring 1 is Thursday and our focus is Hockey. We are fortunate to have an outside provider to lead this unit.
Our PE day in Spring 2 is Tuesday and our focus is Netball.
Children should arrive at school in the correct PE Kit and stay in it all day. This must be a plain white t-shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and plimsolls/trainers.

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.

Our PE day in Summer 1 is Thursday and our focus is Athletics. We are fortunate to have an outside provider to lead this unit.
Our PE day in Summer 2 is Tuesday and our focus is Cricket.

This term, we will also be focussing on transition to secondary school. Pupils will have the opportunity to engage in transition days at their chosen secondary school (COVID dependent) to help them become familiar with staff and the setting.

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.