Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mr Helm

Welcome to Year 6

Class teacher: Mr Helm

Teaching assistants: Mrs Jahangir and Mrs Oldfield


Welcome to the Year 6 class page. Have a look at what we are learning about this term:


Writing (with Mr Risby):

We will be focussing on reading and writing a variety of genres, such as character descriptions, setting descriptions, recounts and non-chronological reports. Much of our writing will be linked to our topic, Ancient Greece. We will be focussing on the ideas of using specific and accurate vocabulary, cohesion and sentence structures throughout our writing units. We will use our whole class novels, in addition to other resources, to develop our reading skills in guided reading and comprehension lessons.


In Maths, we will be consolidating and developing our place value knowledge of number. We will then apply this through problem solving opportunities whilst learning about the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages and measurement. We will use learned facts (including times tables facts) to support our calculations across all topics.


We will begin by exploring ‘Electricity’ and will use a range of scientific skills when carrying out investigations and creating circuits. We will then study ‘Light and Shadow’, particularly focussing on how light allows us to see objects around us.


Our work in RE will explore the idea that ‘Life is a Journey’ as we delve into Bible stories around this theme and discuss our own thoughts and feelings. Nearer to Christmas, we will explore Advent as we, as a school and a church community, begin to celebrate this special time. We will explore how Christians, including the church community, prepare for Chirstmas.

Topic (with Mr Risby)

In History, we will explore the Ancient Greek Civilisation by investigating key themes such as clothing, conflict, commerce, food and religion. We will continue to develop our historical skills through exploring how the Ancient Greeks impacted our lives today and by comparing this historical period to others that we have studied previously.


In Computing, we will learn about online safety, ensuring that we all know the importance of staying safe online, before moving on to learn about online communication – including how different types of media can be shared online. After half term, we will be developing our skills in webpage and website creation.


Children will be taught PE by the PE coach on alternate Wednesdays and this will cover Fun and Fitness in the first half term and move onto Invasion Games in the second half. Mr Helm's PE lessons will focus on running, co-ordination, movement, agility and balance skills.


Our work in French will be focussed around actions and directions, as well as consolidating previously learned vocabulary and grammar. We will continue to develop our oral skills through conversations and games.

Music (with Mrs Willis)

Children will learn how music can be used descriptively and how the musical elements can be used and combined to describe different animals.  They will create sequences of sound in response to the movements of a chosen animal.  Children will be learning about Saint-Saëns and ‘The Carnival of the Animals’.

Useful information:

PE kits - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (we have PE on different days each week - you can leave your PE kit in your locker throughout the week)

Reading records - Marked and given out each Friday

Homework (Maths and English) - Given out on Friday and due the following Friday

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