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Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mr S Torrie

Year 6 Autumn Term 2023

Welcome to Year 6!  I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and I look forward to hearing about what you have all been up to.  Please see below for a bit of an overview of what we have coming up this term and some important information to take note of.  

Our topics for this term are as follows:

Maths: Place Value, The Four Functions, Fractions, Converting Measures

English: Setting Description, Character Description, Non-Chronologial Report, Play Script.  Our first class text/Guided Reading book is Once by Morris Gleitzman.  It's a fantastic book that is told through the eyes of a child during WW2 and has been a real class favourite over the last two years.  It also makes children think really hard about how the main character interprets a range of events and helps us focus a lot on inferenence skills.

Geography: Environmental Issues - Is plastic waste and a lack of sustainability leading us towards global disaster?

History: World War 2 - What was the impact of WWII on the local area, including cities?           

Our PE days are currently Monday and Friday and our topics for Autumn 1 are Hockey and Fitness Training.

Each week, one member of the class will prepare and deliver a short presentation on a topic of their choice.  The last two years, we had a very wide range of topics: Poland, the lower half of a horse's leg, ways the world could end, Phil Foden, conspiracy theories, the RNLI, cricket... The choices are endless!  

Spelling will be set as per usual, Friday to Thursday.  A first attempt test will take place on a Friday and a re-test will be given on a Thursday. See how much you can improve, and let's get learning those common exception words too!  I've attached them to this page, both the Y3/4 list, and also the Y5/6 ones too!

Maths homework is set Friday to Friday.  This alternates between MyMaths (logins should remain the same as last year!) and mental arithmetic books.  Please note that all children have been given a Times Tables Rock Stars login - please continue to access this if your child does not know their 2-12 times tables (or if they just like playing the game!).

Let's also make sure we are all reading at home too - it has a massive impact on ALL of your learning; our class library is huge and is added to each month so there is bound to be something you like in there!  If you aren't sure what to read, I will do my best to help you choose something I think you will like. 

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Useful games/links

Fun Geography games: Can you record the highest score or the lowest time in the class?

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3069 - Large countries around world quiz

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3007 - European countries

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3144 - European capitals

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3146 - English counties

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3447 - Regions of England

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3104 - Key cities of UK (although I would question some of those not in the quiz, and also some that are!!)

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3771 - UK major cities and towns

New Accelerated Reader login page:


Times Table Rock Stars


MyMaths - for Maths homework set online


World War 2 Quiz



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