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Our Learning



In the AUTUMN TERM, we will study the wonderful story of Moondial by Helen Cresswell. We will practise reading skills using VIPERS and develop our comprehension slkills as we read each chapter.

We will study the characters, settings and descriptions as well as the grammar used in the story and write our own descriptions, narratives and alternative chaptrers.


Later in the term - we will study the written style of Charles Dickens - with a focus on 'A Christmas Carol'. 

We will develop further writing skills by writing diary entries, news reports & informal/formal letters.

Spelling we will follow the Y6 spelling scheme from Twinkl- which focuses on statutory vocabulary as well as spelling rules and patterns. 

We will practise writing at the expected standard - you can see what your child needs to include in their writing to reach the expected standard or beyond by clicking here.

We will develop our reading skills - to practise using inference, summarising and prediction- using a whole class book as well as our SATs book texts.




In Science this term we will be learning about:


Living things and their habitats

Pupils should be taught 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

Earth and space

Pupils should be taught to:

  • describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the moon relative to the Earth
  • describe the sun, Earth and moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky



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In the AUTUMN TERM, we will follow White Rose Maths planning as well as revise some skills that need revising from Year 5.

Units to be covered:


Place Value

Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division

Fraction A & B

Geometry Position & Direction





We will have regular Arithmetic and X Table checks to monitor progress with the new content taught.


Below is the Medium Term Plan for Y6!

(Click here)



Foundation Subjects

In History this term, we will learn all about ANCIENT MAYA

Geograpghy lessons will focus on the Key Question :

'Where does our Energy come from?'

Art will involve studying different Formal Elements with a focus on Architecture and Monoprinting.

DT will involve us learning about Structures with a focus on Bridges! .

Please see our MEDIUM TERM PLANS  to find out about our other foundation subject learning this term! 

Throughout the term we will carry out investigations in Science lessons to develop our scientific skills further and apply what we have learned.

Sc5/1    Working Scientifically

During years 5 and 6, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:

Sc5/1.1    planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary

Sc5/1.2    taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision

Sc5/1.3    recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, and bar and line graphs

Sc5/1.4    using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests

Sc5/1.5    reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations

Sc5/1.6    identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

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