Year 6 Autumn First Half Term 2019

The year 6 teachers are:

Class 6AF – Mrs Fox

Class 6RM – Mr Maskell

Class 6SH – Mr Halsall

Class 6AD – Mrs Dubouchet

Class 6RW – Miss Winders


In addition Year 6 is supported by:

Mrs Mepham

Mrs Farrell

Miss Flewitt

Mrs Newell

Miss Bumbee

Miss O’Connell


Our topic for this half term will be ‘Is it a myth-story?’

Through an enquiry based curriculum we teach Maths and Literacy daily and a range of foundation subjects such as: History, Geography, Computing, PE, Art, PSHE, Music and DT.



Year 6 have 2 parallel challenge sets and 3 parallel support sets, which are timetabled for the first hour every morning.

This half term our learning focus is:


Place value:

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1 million and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.



  • 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 rounding, as appropriate for the context.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.



  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denominator.
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivakent fractions.



Year 6 will be covering the following themes in literacy for this half term:

  • Poetry
  • Stories
  • Instructions


In addition to the genres above we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension through sets.






Foundation Subjects

Our foundation subjects will include:

  • Science – evolution
  • D&T/Art – puppets
  • Computing – e-safety/databases
  • RE – Christianity
  • History – Myths from around the world
  • PSHE – New beginnings
  • Music – Notation – Garage Band
  • PE – balances and team building


Please click on the homework tab for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic.


We expect all children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us, you can do this by:


Organisational aspects:

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
  • Dinner money is sent into school on Monday;
  • Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
  • All children my bring a healthy snack;
  • Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.


Educational aspects:

  • Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
  • Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷), learn times tables and use mathematical skills in everyday life, e.g. time and money.


Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made through the home/school diary or informally at the end of the school day. If you wish to make a longer appointment please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.