Year 6

The Summer Term is now upon us… how time flies! We’d like to extend a warm welcome back to all the Year 6’s and their families in their final term. Looking back over the last year, it has been a delight to watch each and every member of the class grow in many areas of learning and life! In this final term, we will continue to showcase the 5 R’s as we ready ourselves for Secondary School.

Religious Education

RE will follow the Come and See topics of:

In RE, we will begin the topic of ’Witness’, in which we will explore what it means to be a witness in all walks of life, particularly in ’witnessing’ the Good News received by Christians.

Then we will then focus on ‘Healing’, where pupils will explore Christians responsibility to care for others. With a particular focus on the Anointing of the sick.

Finally, we will study ‘Common Good’ were pupils will learn more about the Christian responsibility to work for the good of others as well as the environment around them.

We will also be learning about Islam as our Other Faith.


In English, we will continue to become accomplished writers, experimenting with a range of texts, punctuation and grammar. Inspiration will come from the themes that run through our topic title: Earthquake and Volcano Zones, Edvard Munch, Forces and the Solar System. We will also be enjoying our class read: ’Holes’ and a second book, ’Wonder’.


Maths: This term we will focus on revising all aspects of the curriculum as well as perfecting our arithmetic and written skills, and applying these to a range of problems, building on our fluency and resilience even further.


Science will explore the forces on our Earth and how they impact on our lives as well as how the Earth fits into our Solar System

Wider Curriculum

Geography lessons will focus on volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be locating famous volcanoes and earthquakes on maps and plate boundaries, investigate how they work and explore the impact they have on communities around the world.

Art lessons will provide opportunity for the children to focus on abstract pattern and colour in their artwork and produce their own artwork inspired by Edvard Munch.

In DT Year 5 will be creating and producing their own space rover cushion by exploring mechanical mechanisms. In Computing the children will be developing their IT skills through Microsoft Office and will be coding through Scratch.

In PE we will begin sessions developing our athletic skills, ready for sports day and Gordon will be focusing on netball and cricket on Wednesdays. Dance will be every Friday afternoon, focusing on dance choreography for the Musical.

Music this half term focuses on the history and appreciation of music by looking at composers. The children will be composing their own pieces of music, inspired by ’Mars from the Planets’ by Holst and ’Le Freak’ by Chic.

RSHE: This term, the children will take part in ’Relationship and Sex Education’. Further information will be shared after May half-term. If you would like to review the RHE programme, including Sex Education, please contact the office to arrange an appointment. RHE also covers social media safety, drug safety and first aid.

Educational Visits and Visitors

To complement our musical this term, we hope to organise an experience of a lifetime by travelling to Manchester, where we will get the chance to watch a live musical performance by the professionals of our musical. We hope that it will inspire us in our own fantastic performance. More details will follow once the plans are confirmed! Finally, we will be welcoming back some secondary school teachers to give us an experience of secondary school lessons,


As you are already aware, the Year 6 National Assessments are fast approaching. You will be receiving more information about the tests in due course.

Your child has a Maths, one English and one SPaG CGP revision book as well as SPaG glossary to help them learn key facts and practise the skills they have been taught in class. Please encourage them to use these regularly to help with daily homework, revision and recall of knowledge. They will continue to have daily homework to help with this.

Topic Links

And these links and videos will help to deepen your understanding too!