Year 6 Spring Second Half Term 2020

The year 6 teachers are:

Class 6AF – Mrs Fox                         (Head of Year)

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 Newell

Mrs Farrell                          Miss Bumbee

Miss Flewitt                        Miss O’Connell


What will we be learning about in school this half term?


Our topic for this half term will be ‘Does the crime fit the punishment?’

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 and Monday afternoon.

This half term our learning focus is:



  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.



Geometry: Properties of Shapes:

  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles


Geometry: Position and Direction:

  • Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
  • Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.




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

  • Poetry
  • Balanced argument
  • Newspapers
  • First person narrative description
  • First person narrative character
  • Diary



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 – Electricity
  • Art/ DT – perspective drawing
  • Computing – 3D printing
  • RE – Humanism
  • History – local study
  • PE – Real PE and athletics
  • Music – recorder magic


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.





Topic Assessment sheet Y6 Spring 2 20