Year 6 Autumn First Half Term 2021


The Year 6 teachers are:

Class 6AD – Mrs Dubouchet        (Head of Year)

Class 6RM – Mr Maskell

Class 6DS – Mr Smale

Class 6HW – Mrs Harris and Miss Winders

Class 6TF – Mr Fletcher


In addition, Year 6 is supported by:

Mrs Newell                         Miss Sullivan

Mrs Farrell                          Mrs Bumbee

Mrs Fox (Joint Head of Year until Christmas)


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

Our topic for this half term will be ‘Shakespeare-to be or not to be?’

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.



For the foreseeable future, Year 6 have 2 parallel challenge sets and 3 parallel support sets, which are timetabled for the first hour every morning. There is also an additional hour of arithmetic skills on a Monday afternoon.

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 equivalent fractions.


Homework will be set every Friday, which may be on paper or through the MyMaths website. We also expect children to use TTRockstars at least three times a week. Any paper homework should be returned to the child’s maths teacher.



English skills will be taught in variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.

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

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

  • Poetry
  • Setting and character description
  • Stories
  • Instructions
  • Playscripts

Spelling homework is set weekly with pupils researching other words that match the rule: these will be practiced throughout the week in class. Reading homework is set weekly in sets and should be returned to the child’s reading teacher.


Foundation Subjects

Our foundation subjects will include:

  • Science – Electricity
  • Art/ DT – Cams
  • RE – Christianity
  • Geography – Map Skills
  • PE – Tag Rugby and Handball
  • Music – Music theory
  • PSHE – New Beginnings


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 wears their PE kit to school on their arranged day;
  • 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 via the class email address. If you wish to make a longer appointment, please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.


The Year 6 team


Year 6 Creative Homework Autumn 1 2021