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Learning in Year 6

Spring Term


Goodnight Mister Tom is a devastatingly powerful, intense tale of love. This award-winning novel is about a boy who goes to live with a lonely man during the London Blitz. It is riveting, complex, and an emotional blockbuster of a novel. Hopefully, the children will be laughing, crying, and unable to put it down and in the end, they will be moved by the deep bond between Mr. Tom and Willie. We hope the story might inspire further reading and research about World War II as this is our History topic for the term.


Continuing to follow the maths mastery scheme of work, we are moving on to fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. Children work with concrete resources to help with their understanding, progressing the pictorial representation and then abstract questions. Throughout the year, we will particularly focus on reasoning skills - this will help us to be better mathematical thinkers.


Having learned about World War One in the Autumn term, this term, we will move on to World War Two, linking our English Text with the topic will help to consolidate learning. This is always a popular topic amongst Year 6 children, and the current Year 6 are looking forward to it with vigour!


We will introduce the children to the wilder side of the world in our latest Geography topic – Natural Disasters. This series of thought-provoking lessons across a range of subjects exploring the Earth’s greatest natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena ranging from tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.


After the success of the children’s Dragon’s Den project, Mr Harwood has another exciting project lined up – this one is based on programming. We will also learn about 'Fake News'.

Art & DT

Colour Mixing and Textiles are our topics for this term. We will build upon skills learned in previous years to produce some creative pieces – hopefully some showstoppers!


The religion we are studying this term is Christianity. Our lessons are wide-reaching and thought provoking, asking questions such as ‘Is anything ever eternal?’


In Science, our topics are Light and Evolution and Inheritance. The evolution topic will get children thinking about characteristics that are passed from one generation to the next and how species have adapted to suit their environments, going on to explain the process of natural selection. Once again, we will link this topic to our English unit, leading to deeper understanding and exploration of concepts.