Year 6 

Topics covered in Year 6 Spring Term 2018




This term, we will be exploring various literacy genres: argument, fantasy, adventure and horror.

We will focus on identifying key features of argument texts and understanding the importance of pejorative and emotive language. We will also focus on the genre of historical writing and look for details that Susan Price describes to show that it is set in 1930.

In reading comprehension, we will focus on discussing own understanding of different texts, as well as looking for evidence and clues in the text, whilst drawing inferences and making predictions.

In writing, we will focus on writing an argument for a debate, persuading people to vote for a chosen topic. We will also use persuasive techniques such as pejorative and emotive language. We will explore the use of slogans to sum up ideas as well as writing an introduction and a conclusion.

We will write a story in a genre of choice, using powerful imagery to build a picture of the setting in the reader’s mind and we will use metaphors, similes and personification to create atmosphere 


This term we will look at rounding numbers (up to 6 digit numbers) to the nearest tens, hundreds, thousands, ten/hundred thousand as well as rounding decimal numbers with up to 2 decimal places to the nearest decimal place and whole number. We will also consolidate multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

We will compare properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles. We will identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor.


 Evolution and inheritance- In this topic, children will learn that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

‘Animals including humans’-   In this topic, children will learn to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. They will study the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

 History/ Geography

In history, children will continue studying Ancient Greeks. In geography, they will learn about rivers.


This term we will be focussing selecting, using and combining a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.


We will be planning and designing masks. Children will design, and decorate their own masks using a variety of materials, methods and techniques.


Our topic will be a study of Buddhism. The children will learn about Siddhartta Gotama as well as the Four Noble Truths.


Our topic will be ‘drumming’.


P.E.will be on Wednesday and our topic is games.


The children will be working on a new topic ‘dreams and goals’. This involves discussions, workshops and activities based on the children’s aspirations and targets as well as what they could do to achieve their goals.

 French Conversation

Our topic will be “my home’ in which we will be learning vocabulary and phrases relating to our homes. We will also learn conversational skills and we will revise time.


Homework will be set on Thursday 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.

 Please ensure that your child reads their reading book on a daily basis.

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