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Autumn Term in Year 6!


Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful summer, and are excited about the year ahead! Here is what we will be learning about this term:



This term we are covering a range of skills within our English lessons. We will be making links between English and various other areas of the curriculum; such as Topic and PSHE. We will be working on the following units:

  • Poetry
  • Creepy Tales
  • Adventure Stories
  • Explanations
  • Reports
  • Recounts




We will be covering a range of areas with the children within our maths lessons this term:

  • Number
  • Calculation
  • Shape and Space
  • Using and Applying
  • Mental Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Measurements
  • Data Handling
  • Algebra
  • Statistics


The children will complete an Arithmetic test on a weekly basis to consolidate their learning. They will continue to take Cracking Times Tables tests and it is crucial that they have rapid recall of facts to at least 12 x 12 and also of the related division facts e.g. 144 divided by 12


Topic: ' On Opposite Sides of the World

We will be learning about the continents of the world, focusing on Oceania and New Zealand in particular. This will encompass aspects of history, art, music, design technology and more…


Science: 'Living Things and their Habitats', 'Animals including Humans'

We have two science topics this term: Evolution and Inheritance, and Animals (including humans). We will look at famous scientists such as Charles Darwin and palaeontologist, Mary Anning. After half-term, the children will learn about the circulatory system as well as the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle.


Art & DT:

We will link our Art to our work on New Zealand, extending our knowledge and understanding of different art techniques and practical skills in order to create desired outcomes. 

Techniques we will be focusing on are:

  • Sculpture – making Maori masks from clay
  • Artwork from around the world – study the work of a modern New Zealand artist, comparing this to Maori art. Then we will use this to generate our own work.



In RE this term the children will be learning about the importance of family in Hinduism.

During the second half of the term, we will be looking at what the Christian gospels say about the birth of Jesus. This will include a trip to the local church. 



Each week your child will be given a list of spellings to learn which they will be tested on the following week. They will also receive a piece of English or Topic homework. In addition to this, Maths homework will be set on Mathletics; please log on to the see the work that has been set. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Year 6 Teachers




Important Reminders...

*Homework will be set on a Thursday and is due to be returned Tuesday. 


*Children should also bring in their reading books and home-school communication books in with them daily. These will be signed by adults during guided and independent reading activities. 


*Our PE lessons take place on a Monday afternoon, alongside computing. We strongly recommend children bringing their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.   Jewellery MUST be removed for PE for Health and Safety. This includes earrings (if your child struggles to remove them, please take them out on PE days if possible.)


*As a school, we are trying to ensure that uniform is of the highest standard. As a result, we will be issuing letters should your child be wearing incorrect uniform. If you have any queries, please see your child's class teacher. 


*All money for school dinners and school trips should now be paid through Parent Pay.


 Key Dates:

First day of term: Thursday 5th September 2019

Last day before half term: Thursday 24th October 2019  (Friday 25th October is a training day)


Half Term: Friday 25th October - Friday 1st November 2019


First day after half term: Monday 4th November 2019

Last day of term: Friday 20th December 2019



Below are some website links that you may find useful in supporting and enriching your child's learning at home. 

  • Mathletics Don't forget to log in as regularly as you can to earn more points!


Find out how to use a protractor

These problems should keep you going for a while!

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  • Trelawney Avenue,
  • Slough,
  • Berkshire,
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