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Year 6


We’d like to welcome our Year 6 pupils back after a long and well-deserved end of term break. We hope that everyone enjoyed the time off. As we move into our final term of the year, we look forward to rounding the academic year off with great success!


This term, Year 6 will use their Power of Reading book, “Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life,” to support them in their learning. The book ties together all areas of learning from across the curriculum, particularly science, where pupils will begin their learning on evolution and inheritance. They will learn about how animals and plants are adapted to their environment and write an explanation text to share what they have understood. Pupils will also learn to recognise that living things produce offspring that are similar to their parents.


To aid them in their explanations, Year 6 will learn about the perfect form of verbs to enable them to provide clarity and cohesion in what they have written. They will also further their skills of comprehension through reading, using biographies and writings based on the significant individual, Alfred Russel Wallace, to understand how his exploration of the world enabled further advances in scientific understanding. Pupils will study maps of the areas covered in his adventures and use their learning from maths to use coordinates successfully to describe these.


Throughout their topic focus, Year 6 will also consider the impact humans have on the world around them and the knock-on effect we can have on wildlife and their habitats. Pupils will learn about sustainability and the ways old and unwanted materials can be used to create new things! Through Art and Design lessons, pupils will study the art of Nick Gentry and use this artist’s work as inspiration to create their own recycled art sculptures that depict changes over time.


Pupils will consider how religions can be a force for peace in today’s world and how Christians and Sikhs act on the teachings of their religions in respect of peace for themselves and others. Pupils will also consider how these teachings relate to their own religious/philosophical perspectives and make comparisons.


Through their study of computing and Spanish, pupils will learn how to provide clear and concise instructions. Pupils will learn how to use computers to debug algorithms and to ensure they create fully functioning programmes. They will also learn how to give directional instructions in Spanish, which they will have the opportunity to combine across computing and Spanish lessons to put both skills to the test!  Within PSHE, pupils will explore the question ‘What will change as we become more independent?’ preparing them for the changes they will face in the upcoming months before moving to secondary school and beyond.


PE lessons will continue on Wednesdays so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in the correct PE kit – details can be found in the Uniform Policy.


It’s an exciting half term ahead!


The Year 6 team would just like to thank all parents and carers for the continued support over the course of this year, particularly in the build up to SATs. The turnout for Easter Tuition has been fantastic and this has really helped ease pupils’ nerves as we come closer to the tests.


As always, if you would like any further information relating to SATs or any other matters Year 6 related, please contact the team via the main office. We look forward to celebrating more success as we move through the Summer Term! Continue to keep an eye on the website for examples of the fantastic work pupils produce!

Year 6 Recommended Reading List


  1. The Boy at the Back of the Class - Onjali Q Raúf
  2. The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  3. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken
  4. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner
  5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  6. KENSUKE'S KINGDOM by Michael Morpurgo
  7. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  8. The Breakfast Club Adventures by Marcus Rashford, Alex Falase-Koya and Marta Kissi
  9. I Don’t Like Poetry by Joshua Seigal
  10. The Book of Clouds: Poems for Children by Juris Kronbergs
  11. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewis
  12. The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  13. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce