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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 6

Autumn Term

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back after the summer holidays! I hope that you all had lots of fun!


Since our return to school, I have been incredibly impressed with the enthusiasm, effort and responsibility that all the children in Year Six have shown! We have had a very busy start to the term! All the children have settled in well to their new year group and have already shown such effort and enthusiasm in their learning! Well done everyone!


In maths, the children have worked hard on understanding and manipulating numbers up to ten million. In addition to this, they have compared and contrasted numbers, represented them in different ways, and have solved a range of challenging puzzles and problems. We will be moving on to the concept of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To continue to support your child at home, here are a selection of websites that will help:, and


In English this term, we will continue to study the book ‘A Story Like the Wind’. We will be analysing the characters, setting and plot in detail, and our written work will focus on flashbacks and newspaper reports. The children will also develop their own alternative versions relating to parts of the story. They will be developing their reading skills and understanding of different texts by continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. There will be regular handwriting, spelling and grammar sessions that will be delivered both discreetly and as part of the focus on the shared text.


Our topic this term has been on ‘Animals Including Humans’.  The children are currently learning about the classification of animals into different groups according to their features. They will also be learning about the impact different lifestyle choices have on their mental and physical wellbeing.  


The children will be learning how to code and program using a range of apps. They will use Code Studio to support their learning.  In addition to this, they will use computers to research, present and develop information linked to other areas of the curriculum. The children will also use Google Earth to explore the British Empire as well as creating online Top Trump cards linked to British Monarchs.


During the first half term, our topic focus will be on the British Empire. In the second half of the term, our focus will switch to the changing state of the British Monarchy.


I look forward to a exciting and productive year! In the meantime, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to let me know! 



Please come back soon!


Year Six - Autumn 2019.pdf (PDF 547.7KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 6.pdf (PDF 64.4KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 6.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)