Growing the citizens of tomorrow - today!

Year 6


Class teacher 

Mr. P. Douse

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. S. Heywood


Midday Supervisor

Mrs A Nichols


P.E. days

PE Friday

Termly topics:

Autumn 2:-   FRANCE

Writing                                -              This term, our 2 main foci for writing will be:

Non – fiction – Factual reports about an aspect of French culture of interest to the child.

Fiction – writing a narrative using the story The Invention of Hugo Cabret’  by Brian Selznick.

Extended writing – we will be exploring:  recounts of events; how to integrate dialogue for purpose; personification and pathetic fallacies for developing atmosphere and settings; newspaper reports; and persuasive letters.

Maths                   -              Build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on increasingly complex geometric properties and sizes

Recognising 3-D shapes from their nets

Use knowledge of the order of operations

Present data using pie charts and line graphs

Solve problems using pie charts and line graphs

Solve number problems and practical problems with number and place value from the Year 6 curriculum

Continue to develop understanding of how analogue and digital clocks tell the time

Consolidate fluency in working with time

Consolidate skills in solving problems converting between units of time

Consolidate understanding of converting between units of time

Add and subtract positive and negative measurements such as temperature

Generate and describe linear number sequences

Consolidate skills in calculating perimeter            

Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions

Divide proper fractions by whole numbers

Use positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)

Draw and label rectangles (including squares), parallelograms and rhombuses specified by coordinates in the four quadrants, predicting missing coordinates using the properties of shapes


Science                                -              Properties of materials - Music Festival Materials

Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, transparency, and conductivity (electrical and thermal)

Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic

Reading               -              Biographies and Play scripts.

Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

Summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.

Provide reasoned justifications for views.

Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

Art & Design      -              Edgar Degas (Impressionist).

Collect information, sketches and resources and present ideas imaginatively in a sketch book.

Use the qualities of materials to enhance ideas

Sketch (lightly) before painting to combine line and colour.

Use the qualities of watercolour and acrylic paints to create visually interesting pieces.

Give details (including own sketches) about the style of some notable artists, artisans and designers.

Information on trips:

Safe Squad - Thursday 6th October 2016: 09.15 - 11.45

QCA test dates and expectations:

Homework Days:

Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned by Thursday the following week. It is expected that the children read regularly at home to support work in school.

Year 6 Induction Days at Longdendale Community Language College: (expected dates):


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Please keep questioning your child about their essential maths knowledge (sheet sent home ); for example times table facts must be immediate recall). If you require a replacement please ask and I will send one home with pleasure.


Parents' Meetings

For a copy of the Parents' Meetings letter for Autumn Term,  please click here.