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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 6

Spring Term

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! It is great to be back in school ready for an industrious term’s work. The children have demonstrated a fantastic attitude to learning since returning, which helps to ensure that the work produced is always of the highest quality! 

In maths this term we will be focusing on the following concepts: 
  • Fractions – add, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, simplifying fractions, ordering and comparing fractions and working on a range of fraction challenges and problems. 
  • Geometry – Position and Direction 
  • Decimals and Percentages 
  • Algebra
  • Measuring – Converting units of measurement, area, perimeter and volume of shape
  • Ratio 
  • Arithmetic – written methods of the four operations as well as revision on what has already been covered this year. 
  • Reasoning based problems and investigations, as well as work and support linked to preparation for SATs tests in May. 

In English this term, we will focus on a variety of texts. The first text is called ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’ which is set in the Amazon Rainforest. This will link to our topic based around Rainforests. The children will continue to study the book ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ where we will develop our understanding of the text through comprehension, inference and deduction opportunities. Other English focuses will include the study of mystery and sci-fi writing, biographies and autobiographies as well as journalistic writing. In our grammar and spelling work we will be covering the following objectives: 
  • To understand the difference between vocabulary typical of informal speech and vocabulary appropriate for formal speech and writing (e.g. find out = discover)
  • To spell further homophones and words that are often confused
  • To spell all words in word list for years 5 and 6 
  • To secure knowledge and understanding of more sophisticated punctuation marks: colon, semi-colon, parenthetic commas, dashes, brackets
Our theme this term will be on the following aspects of the science curriculum: Evolution and Inheritance and Light and Electricity. 

In our computing lessons, the children will be continuing to develop their coding skills. In addition to this, through links with other curriculum areas, they will be using programs to model, simulate and log data. The children will use the internet for research and will have opportunities to further develop their skills and understanding of spreadsheets, databases and graphs. 

We will continue our focus on ‘The Changing State of the Monarchy’ and will progress our learning to include a study of rainforests. Within these studies, the children will work on developing key historical and geographical skills and understanding as well as establishing links to other areas of the curriculum. 

Our focus this term will be on Islam. 

If you need to speak to me at any time, please use the drop-in sessions on Mondays. Thank you for your on-going support! 

Mr Graham 

Please come back soon!


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)