Year 6 

Topics covered in Year 6 Autumn Term 2018


This term, we will be exploring various literacy genres: legends, newspaper reports, poetry and argumentative writing.

In reading we will focus on checking that the text makes sense, discussing own understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context as well as asking questions to improve own understanding of text whilst drawing inferences.

In writing, we will focus on noting and developing initial ideas, considering how authors develop characters and settings. We will draft and write by selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.


This term we will look at place value, ordering and rounding numbers, arithmetic and written strategies for multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, proportion, probability, handling data, shape and space, measure (length, distance, area, perimeter and time), addition, subtraction and the properties of number.


‘Electricity and circuits’ - In this topic, children will compare and give reasons for variations in circuits and how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

‘Living things and their habitats’ -   In this topic, children will learn to describe how living things are classified and give reasons.

History/ Geography

In history, children will study Ancient Greeks. In geography, they will study about rivers.


This term we will be focussing on developing an awareness of the capabilities of smartphones and tablets, understanding geolocation (including GPS), identifying interesting, solvable problems and evaluating competing products. We will also work collaboratively on pitching a proposal for a smartphone or tablet app.


In D.T, we will be planning and designing Grecian slippers. The children will design, sew and decorate their own slippers. In Art, we will be exploring people in motion. Children will use a variety of methods and techniques to show movement.


Our topic will be a study of Judaism. The children will learn about the importance of Sabbath, Kosher and the Torah.


Our topics will be ‘Beatbox and Rap’ and recorder skills.


P.E.will be on Tuesday and our topic is Gymnastics.


The children will be working on a new topic ‘Me in My World’. This involves discussions, workshops and activities based on the children’s environments, at school and at home, relationships and how to seek help and assistance.

French Conversation

Our topic is ‘My Day’. We will be learning vocabulary and grammar that will help the children to describe their daily routines.Homework

Homework will be set on Friday and it is to be returned on Monday. Spellings will be tested on daily basis. Other homework tasks may be given out during the week and are expected back the following day.

Daily reading and Reading Journal

Please ensure your child reads on daily basis (including the weekend) for 20-30 minutes. Try to encourage them to read to you, even though they might think they are too old for it! Your child is given a reading journal and we encourage you to write him/her a question based on their reading. The question could be about what happened in the story or could be a creative activity such as designing a poster to promote the book; writing a short poem or creating a cartoon strip. We are looking forward to your support and co-operation.

The children will have access to the ‘Bug Club’ online reading resource and they have been provided with own login and username. Please work through your child’s allocated book/books.

Allergies or Medical Issues

Please inform the office if your child suffers from any allergy or has any medical concerns.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation. 


Mrs N Barouma & Mr D Syed