Y6R 2017 - 2018

Mr Ross

Year 6 Teacher


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This year, we are covering our curriculum in a slightly different way with ‘Topic Weeks’ for Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology. This will see us covering each topic intensively for specified weeks throughout the term. We will continue to be teaching PE, Spanish and Computing on a weekly basis with English and Maths on a daily basis. At the heart of our teaching, we will also have our RE Curriculum which is taught in a cycle of topics. Please see below for details of our topics and curriculum.


In the Spring term, we will be reading the novel ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo, and will base a large majority of our work in English around this. We will be continuing to develop the skills of inference and deduction when reading whilst also aiming to expand our vocabulary through reading this high quality text. When writing, we will be looking for children to have a greater awareness of the reader whilst also ensuring that the children’s writing is grammatically correct.


This half term, we will be following the Liverpool Maths plans with a specific focus on fractions, percentages, fractions, ratio and proportion and the strategies necessary for efficient problem solving . Children will also be developing their basic maths skills on a daily basis. This will include regular times table practise and work on how to use what we already know in order to derive more facts.

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In the Autumn Term, we will explore three topics, Ourselves, Life Choices and Hope. There will be times when we ask children to bring questions and stories home for discussion with families, it would be wonderful if people at home could contribute to these.


In Science we will be covering the topic of Materials. Children will learn about separating mateials, dissolving and evaporation through practical science work. They will also consolidate and enhance their skills as investigators - looking for patterns and relationships and making predictions and conclusion.


This term, we will be exploring and furthering our historical knowledge and understanding of the Vikings. In Art, the children will design and draw their own Viking longboat.


In Geography, we will be looking to answer the question, ‘How is the World changing?’ looking specifically at countries with opposing climates or those countries in the southern hemisphere who are currently in a different season to us in the UK.


We will be developing our sketch book work this half term, looking at a range of different mediums for creating patterns i.e. ink, charcoal, string and pen.



Our PE days this term will be on Monday and Friday.

It is highly recommended that your child always has a full kit n school, bringing it in on a Monday and taking it home on a Friday as this is beneficial in the case of incidental opportunities for exercise. If, for any reason, your child is unable to do PE, we would appreciate it if you could send a note in to the class teacher explaining the expected duration of this inability to participate.


Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child or their learning journey, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team in order to arrange an appointment. We will be on the exit gate most evenings or, you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.


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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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