Year 6 Spring First 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:


Negative numbers:

  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.



  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
  • Work out calculations where there is an increase or decrease of a percentage.



  • Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
  • Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found




  • Use simple formulae
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences
  • Express missing number problems algebraically
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
  • Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables




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

  • Slow Writes
  • Story
  • Balanced arguments
  • Poetry



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 – Circulatory system
  • Art – Kapow
  • Computing – Sketch Up
  • RE – Humanism
  • History – Crime and punishment through the ages
  • PE – Basketball and circuit training


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.


We look forward to an exciting and hardworking year.


The Year 6 team




Topic Assessment sheet Y6 Aut 2 19