Year 6

Year 6


Miss A Taylor Teacher – Class 6AT
Mr Shurlock Teacher – Class 6MS
Dr Elderfield Upper Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant Lead
Mrs Pereira Teaching Assistant
Miss Fowler Teaching Assistant

Curriculum Overview – Autumn 1

Geography- Our place 
This term our whole school topic is ‘Our Place’. In year 6 we will be looking at ‘Our Country’.

We will be:

*naming and locating counties and cities in the UK,

*naming geographical regions and identifying their human and physical characteristics,

*identify topographical features and land use patterns,

*understand how land use changes over time.

We will be comparing Greater Manchester with Cumbria – links with our trip to Ghyll Head which is situated in the Lake District.

To start the year we will be studying and performing a series of poems.

This will be followed by a study of Louis Sacher’s ‘Holes’ and a selection of Greek Myths.

Guided Reading will focus on key classic texts, such as Sherlock Holmes.

Handwriting: We will continue to use Letter Join for regular handwriting.

Spelling: We will continue to use Spell Shed and Snip Spelling. There will be a focus, at the start of the year, on the statutory Year 3/4 and 5/6 spelling list.

In Maths, we will determine the value of each digit up to 10 Million and use negative numbers to solve problems involving hot-air balloons.

●     We will multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.

●     We will divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using mental calculations, short division and a formal written method.

●     We will identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers and use this knowledge to give clear explanations to reasoning problems.

●     We will solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

●     We will also use estimation and inverse to check answers to calculations and determine where errors may have been made.

Light: How does light travel, reflect and refract?

We will be learning about refraction and how we see. We will investigate how simple optical instruments work and develop our understanding of shadows.


Other Curriculum Areas
RE: Sacred spaces – Architecture & Charity

DT: Structures and Bridges

Music: Happy by Pharrell Williams

PE: Outdoor Adventurous Activities & Handball

PSHCE: Mental & Emotional Wellbeing; Zones of Regulation- Developing our own toolbox of strategies- what helps us?

Computing: We are bloggers! We will also be looking at how we stay safe online.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
It is important that at the start of the new academic year we design our own class charter.

A charter is a visual document that establishes an agreed set of rights-based principles upon which relationships can be based and which provide a language for shared values. Creating charters support a positive learning environment for our children.

We will also be electing our new representatives for our ‘Rights Council’. Mrs Owen will be leading this while Mrs Kingsford is on maternity leave.

Article 2- The convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.

Article 12- Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 28- Every child has the right to an education.

Article 31- Every child has the right to relax and play.


Important Dates
Meet the team- Thursday 14th September- 15:45 and 17:00

Parent focus group- This was started last year as a way for you to share what you think and for us to work together. If you would like to come please could you let the office know. The next meeting is: 9am, 28th September in the training room.

Individual photo day– 3rd Oct

SEND coffee morning/ drop in– Thursday 5th October- 9am.

Half Term– 23rd October-27th October. Return to school on the 30th October.



Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1

Meet the Team


Please open the document below to view the Meet the Team presentation from 14th September.


Meet the Team Presentation

SATs Information



Information from the Government regarding SATs


Guidance for parents


Parent leaflet

SPAG - Glossary help for parents

SATs - Maths help for parents