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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!



Class Teacher: Miss. McCabe

Teaching Assistants: Miss Talbot & Miss. Burns


Autumn Term


On behalf of Year 6, we would like to welcome you to our page on the school website, and we hope you are looking forward to the Autumn Term as much as we are.


Homework is an essential part of your child's learning, children are expected

to read every day and complete a Maths and English related activity each week. We are more than happy to help children if they need further instruction before homework is due to be returned- homework should not be a cause of extreme anxiety! Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on a Wednesday.


The children will be working hard throughout the year, ensuring that they are ready for their transition to secondary school in the summer. We are confident that they will have a successful and enjoyable final year at SVP!




Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

*multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication

*divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by

*solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division


Number - Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

*add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

*multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form*divide proper fractions by whole numbers

*identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places


Ratio and proportion

*solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts

*solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison



  • use simple formulae
  • generate and describe linear number sequences
  • express missing number problems algebraically
  • find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknown.




We are studying a range of texts and writing genres specifically related to ’Holes’. We are using this text, along with other fiction and non-fiction text to develop our skills in writing and reading. We will be focusing on leaflet writing, creating our own myth and legend stories, instructional writing, diary and letter writing.

Children have all received passwords to access , which a very useful website to enhance pupils grammar and testing skills.


Please read with your child regularly, they are receiving special class rewards and House Points for reading regularly at home. You must sign in your child's Reading Record for them to receive the awards. Reading at home supports greatly with comprehension skills and will support with assessments at the end of the half term and through the year, leading to the children's final assessments at the end of Year 6.

Advice for reading -Talk about the text with your child. What do they think will happen next? Which characters do they like or dislike? Look at language and description and how punctuation is used.


Your child will be given their weekly spelling list every Friday and the test will take place the following week. Please ensure your child is learning their list, we would like to see spelling scores increase this half term. The lists given will feed into final assessments at the end of year and are very important.



We are studying ‘Electricity' this half term. The children will be carrying out a range of investigations, so please look out for the photographs on our Year 6 Gallery. BBC Bitesize is an excellent website for children to extend their knowledge and understanding of this topic.



Our topic this half term is 'Hola Mexico' which is related to work on The Mayas. This topic will include a range of opportunities to develop our research and investigation skills.

In Geography we’ll be finding out:

• About some of the main cities of the ancient Maya civilisation

• Geographical features of South America

• The Chihuahuan Desert and the animals and plant species found there

In History, we will be:

•Looking at a range of images that illustrate aspects of ancient Maya civilization


In Technology, we will be:

  • Creating our own fruit punch


  • Cooking a range of Mexican dishes
  • Finding out about the Maya chocolate making process and then making their own chocolate



In Music, we’ll be finding out:

• About music from different countries around the world


Our topic over the spring term is 'Textiles and Collage'.

We will be looking at images of ‘Dia de los Muertos and creating our own 3D ‘Day of the Dead Skulls’.

We will create amazing stone carvings like the intricate stelae.


We are focusing on developing our dance skills this term. Children need to have their P.E kits in school. P.E lessons are on  afternoons.