Y6D 2019 - 2020

Mrs Doherty

Year 6 Teacher

Welcome to Year 6 at Holy Family.

This year, the staff in our year group are Mrs Young, Mrs Doherty, Ms Roper and Mrs Leek.

Please remember to follow all of our learning via our twitter accounts:

@Holyfamily_L86D and @HolyfamilyL8_6Y

Please find below the details of our learning for Autumn Term 1:

Come and See

This term our first topic is 'Loving'. We will be xploring what 'unconditional love' is and how, as Christians we can show this to others. We will look at how God's love for us is unconditional and never ending. 


In Maths, we will be consolidating and developing our understanding of place value with numbers to ten million. We will also be developing our understanding of the four operations of number. In this, we will be looking at written and mental calculation strategies which we will then use to solve increasingly complex multi step problems. 


We will be using the novel based approach to develop both our reading and writing skills. Our novel this half term will be ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’; this novel explores themes around World War II evacuees and also the loss and suffering of those involved. We will be writing a range of genres including a journey tale incorporating a flashback. We will also be consolidating our understanding and knowledge of grammar and the related terminology. A list of specific spellings which we will be concentrating on will be sent home to be learnt.


In Science, our topic is ‘Light and how we see things'. We will be planning, carrying out investigations and reviewing our findings.


World War II will be the focus of our history lessons thie term. We will look at key dates and people involved. We will also be discussing the key reasons for the war and the impact it had on the lives of people both during that period and now. We will look closely at evacuees and how propaganda was heavily used during wartime.


Our work in Art will be centred around the skills used in collage. We will also be exploring the work of the artist Roy Lichtenstein.


Designing a Battle Bot will be the focus of our computing sessions. Our design brief contains the requirement of 'a robot who can help to save the world from hunger, disease or another global threat'. We will use programming and design skills to help us with this.


Year 6 children will be developing their swimming skills; it is very important that ALL children are fully equipped for every swimming lesson. We will also be refining our skills in gymastics.  Children will also be regularly working on improving their stamina by walking/ jogging/ running a ‘Daily Mile’.



Children will be looking at musical notation and planning their own compositions. We will also be using the song 'Happy' by Bruno Mars in order to learn how to identify patterns and rhythms.



Homework will be set three nights per week as follows:

Monday - Spellings - due in on Friday (test day.) Results will be sent home.

Wednesday - Maths - due in on Thursday

Friday - English - due in on Monday

Where homework is not completed, there will be an expectation that it is completed during break/ lunchtimes. It is important tjhat we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. All homework will be linked to recent learning and children should be able to complete it independently. Should your child encounter difficulties, please make a comment on the homework and return it to school on the due date.

Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is an expectation, regardless of the child's reading ability. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this in order to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2. 

SATs dates

SATs will take place during the week commencing 11th May 2020. It is VITAL that your child is in school on these dates. 


There is a residential trip to PGL which will take place from Friday 12th June 2020 - Monday 15th JUne 2020 (Please see the school office for information)

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your child's learning or welfare, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team. We are available most days after school on the playground or you can make an appointment via the school office.  We look forward to working with both the children and their families this year.

Mrs Young

Mrs Doherty

Ms Roper

Autumn Spellings Week 1 - Week 7

Autumn Spellings Week 8 to Week 14

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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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