Year 6

Spring Term

Mr Morley

Mrs Ellis

Miss Adams

This term we will be learning about World War Two and the Battle of Britain. Over the term, we will learn about what started the second world war, which countries were involved and how this led to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. As part of this, we will be visiting Duxford Imperial War Museum - have a look at their website below for some of the things we might see! We will learn why rationing was introduced and why people were evacuated from cities in Britain. Throughout our learning, we will consider what happened in Ipswich during WW2 - do you know anyone who has any stories to share about WW2?

In Science we will be learning about the human circulatory system; we will be making links with our Autumn term PSHE learning as we learn about the impact of lifestyle on the way our bodies function. Later in the term, we will learn about electricity, revisiting Year 4 learning - by the end of the unit we will be able to draw accurate circuit diagrams and explain the effect of changing components in a circuit. In DT, we will apply this learning to design and make a steady hand game, as well as building on our knowledge of structures from Y4 and Y5 to design and create a playground with a variety of structures.

In RE we will be learning how Brahman and Atman influence the way Hindus live and we will learn how the Triple Refuge helps Buddhists journey through their life. As we progress through the Spring term, we will learn more about how to keep ourselves safe and explore identity and stereotypes. In Philosophy, we will explore ideas including human and animal relationships, captivity, identity and existence using the books Zoo by Anthony Browne and The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek by Jenny Wagner.

In maths this term, we will be developing our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, applying this learning to a range of reasoning problems. We will continue to practise the skills we have learnt linked to the four operations and apply these to reasoning problems too. In English this term, we will continue to apply the writing skills we have learnt to a range of text types, considering the purpose and audience of our writing. As readers, we will read a wide range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. We will be reading When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle. We encourage children to complete AR quizzes regularly!

Please see the link below to the SATs information session run by Mr Morley, Mrs Ellis and Miss Adams in the Autumn term - this video explains everything you need to know about what the SATs tests involve, when they are and what you can do to support your child.

  • Year 6 will have PE every Tuesday and Friday.

  • At The Oaks, we expect children to read at least four times a week. Children will be rewarded for completing this regular reading, so please make sure it is recorded in planners.

  • Homework is posted on Google Classroom every Monday to be completed by Friday.

  • TTRS is a great way to make sure children can fluently recall their times tables - our aim is 3 seconds or less per question!

Duxford video -

SATs session -

TTRS how to login-

TTRS multiplayer game -

TTRS single player game -

Autumn Term

Mr Morley

Mrs Ellis

Miss Adams

This term the children will be learning about Deserts and Water, with the key question ‘Deserts: friend or foe?’ They will be developing their skills as a scientist as they learn about how animals have adapted to their environment. As part of this topic, the children will learn about the location and features of hot and cold deserts, the distribution of food and water, the water cycle and how deserts are used for tourism. Developing their skills as a geographer, they will also be learning mapping skills and creating a map of their local area using symbols and a key during a geography fieldwork trip after half term.

In maths this term, children will be learning the key arithmetic skills needed for success in Year 6, including formal calculation methods and how to calculate fractions. Please help your child by practising their number skills focus each week and supporting them with their homework which will be posted online on Google Classrooms every Monday. In English we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to improve the children’s ability to develop their answers to questions from a range of different texts.

In science, as well as learning about adaptation, the children will be learning about classification keys, evolution and inheritance. In RE, children will be learning about the key belief of incarnation in Christianity and Tawhid in Islam. In PSHE they will be learning about health and wellbeing. In PE, children will be swimming on a Monday. In DT, the children will be learning to create automata toys and in art they will be developing their art and design skills, including learning about impressionist artists and conveying emotion through art. In computing, the children will be learning about Excel spreadsheets and developing their learning about coding.

*Year 6 will have swimming every Monday and PE with Mr Marshall on a Tuesday.

*In Year 6 children are expected to read every day (including sometimes to an adult) and should aim to complete an AR quiz regularly in order to provide them with vital skills and earn in-school rewards!

SATs Information Session

Recorded : 10th November 2021

Click the video to watch the recorded session about supporting year 6 pupils during SATs.