Welcome to Year 6!


Eagle Class

Owl Class

Mrs S Were - Teacher

Mrs L West - Teacher

Mrs P Stanfield - HLTA

Miss L Diaper - Teacher

Mrs S Thomas - 


TERM Autumn 2

What you are doing in English

During this half term we will be reading Goodnight Mister Tom

The reading skills we will cover are:

  • Retrieves, records and presents information from non-fiction.
  • Predict what might have happened from details stated and implied.
  • Summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
  • Draw inferences from characters’ feelings and actions and justify them with evidence from the text.


We will be writing newspaper reports about the day that WW2 was announced. We will be writing in role as soldiers on the western front.

We will be writing in role as characters from Goodnight Mister Tom in the form of diaries and letters.


The composition and grammar skills we will cover are:

  • Use a wide range of clause structures
  • Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning
  • In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action.
  • Subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions – complex sentences
  • Linking ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices: repetition of a word or phrase, grammatical connections [for example, the use of adverbials such as on the other hand, in contrast, or as a consequence], and ellipsis

What you are doing in Maths

We will revise our written methods for multiplication and division. We will begin our unit on fractions: simplifying fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will convert fractions to decimals and as percentages. We will solcve problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages. We will continue solving routine and non-routine problems.


We will have ATWM test and an arithmetic test every Friday to help with our mental maths and our mathematical fluency.


What are you doing in RE

Our God Matters topic will be Prayers, Saints and Feasts and Advent.

We will be learning to:

  • Use religious vocabulary appropriately
  • Express a point of view
  • Describe complex passages of scripture
  • Show understanding of beliefs and worship

What are you doing in Computing

We will be learning to:

  • Develop the ability to reason logically about algorithms
  • Understand how algorithms can be expressed as programs
  • Understand algorithms for sorting and searching


What are you doing in History  

Our topic is ‘Time Travellers’ and we will be studying World War 2 focusing on how Portsmouth was impacted during the War.

We will be learning to:

  • Develop chronologically secure knowledge of historical events
  • Develop use of historical terms
  • Understand the past using a range of sources



What are you doing in Science

Our topic is ‘Time Travellers’.

We will be learning to:

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics


Key information (PE days etc)

PE will be on a Monday and a Tuesday. Your child will need the correct school uniform: blue or black shorts, a white t-shirt and trainers or plimsolls. Please ensure your child has tape to cover their earrings. As it is turning colder your child will need a tracksuit for outdoor P.E.

We will also be having dance sessions this half term with a dance specialist.


Maths and English homework will be given out on Monday and handed in on Friday.

Spellings will be handed out on a Monday and tested on a Friday. All children are expected to write their spellings into grammatically correct sentences.




Special Dates

(Trips workshops etc)

14th November – Eagle Class Trip to Historic Dockyard

15th November – Owl Class Trip to Historic Dockyard

During our trip, we will be having a Remembrance workshop entitled ‘Our Stories’ where we will find out more about World War 2.




Information for Parents

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