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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page


I am looking forward to seeing the class progress in preparation for secondary school.



Past Exam Papers

The below website should be used if you feel it would benfit your child in preparation for the upcoming SATs in May 2024. The SATs tests will take place throughout the week beginning Monday 13th May, starting on Monday 13th and ending on Thursday 16th May. We recommend that you start with the 2019 papers picking either the Maths, SPaG or English reading papers. Answers are also provided.


Link to past papers


Below is a brief outline this term’s learning.  Each of the schools terms are themed:


 Wonderful Work:

Look what we found by the pond...

Any work we are proud of (but not bragging about) can be seen here! Click below to see their efforts!

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Create Term

During Createterm we will study the following subjects. Maths, English, Computing, PE, Forest School, History, Design Technology and PSHE, with an emphasis on Art and Music.  I will endeavour to include as much cross curricular events and practical activities including a school-wide Tank-Water-Fight! We will also find time for the log fire event that was so successful in the Explore Term.



In Music, we will listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. Use and understand staff and other musical notations. Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression.


In Art, Children will focus on learning a number of drawing and sketching techniques to enhance their drawing ability. This will include looking at, tone, texture, shading, drawing from life and negative and positive space. best described as the areas in a work of art that are the subjects, or areas of interest.


Discovery Term

During discovery term we will study the following subjects. Maths, English, Computing, PE, Forest School, Art and PSHE, with an emphasis on History and Design Technology.  I will endeavour to include tank design as a cross curricular event between History and DT. We will also find time for the log fire event that was postponed from last term.


Link to Timetable/Medium Term Plans


Link to Knowledge Organizers



In Geography, we will be learning about natural disasters and finding answers to our inquiry question: Are we safer than the dinosaurs?  As we understand natural disasters we will look at:

  • What natural disasters can be caused by.
  • What modern humans are protected against natural disasters by.
  • What some of the impacts of natural disasters include.
  • Wome recent natural disasters have been.


In Science, the children will be exploring evolution and inheritance.  The inquiry question is what happens to species over a long time? They will be investigating the following:

  • How have different living organisms adapted to their environment over time and what are advantages and disadvantages of these adaptations.
  • What do offspring inherit from their parents.

We will also use the following words in context and improve our understanding:



The process of change so that an organism or species can become better suited to their environment


The mating and production of offspring by animals


The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives


The remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved


To gain a quality, characteristic or predisposition genetically from a parent or ancestor


A person’s child or children/ an animal’s young


A biological parent is one that passes their physicalcharacteristics to their offspring


The production of offspring by a sexual or asexual process


The process by which living things can gradually change over time.


A species seriously at risk of extinction.


If an organism is not suited to its environment, then it will dieout and no longer exist.,

Natural Selection

Natural selection means that some individuals in a species are better at surviving than others and will have more children.

‘Survival of the fittest’

When only animals that are suited to their environment will continue to live and reproduce.



In our weekly computing lessons, we will be exploring spreadsheets.  This will be followed in the second half of the term by making webpages .  Each Thursday we will have an in-class assembly called, ‘Thoughtful Thursday’.  This will alternate between a short discussion on an aspect of online safety and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).


Our core subjects of Maths and English will be taught on a daily basis.  I will be following the White Rose timetable for Maths.  By clicking on the link you will be able to see the topics and when we'll be studying them.  For English I'll be using a CLPE (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) unit which uses Anthony Horowitz’s Stormbreaker story.  This will be followed by a Recount unit developing the skills of writing a diary entry.


In the first half-term of our PSHE lessons the children will be developing an understanding of families, including marriage and what to do if someone feels unsafe in their family; learning that dealing issues can strengthen a friendship; exploring the impact of bullying and what influences a bully’s behaviour.  In second half term we will be learning to take greater responsibility for sleep, healthy eating and managing feelings; setting goals and embracing failure; understanding the importance of rest and relaxation.  I'm really looking forward to these lessons as I believe a greater understanding of relationships and well being is vital if we are to be 'successful' in today's society.


RE will alternate with PSHE and the children will be exploring the beliefs and practices of Christians and Jews.


Each week, the children will be participating in two hours of PE: an hour with me and an hour with Matt.  In the first half of the autumn term they will be developing their tag rugby skills (Matt) and netball skills with me.  In the second half, I will be developing their dodgeball skills and Matt will exploring a range of gymnastic skills with the children.