Year 6 2017 - 2018

Miss Forster

Welcome to our year six class page; Miss Forster is our class teacher and Mrs Towey is our teaching assistant.  Here, we look forward to sharing news of our events and accomplishments with you throughout the year.

Year Six General Information:

Reading Books: Children are encouraged to bring their reading book into school as soon as they are finished; reading books are changed daily.

PE Kits: Children will need to have their PE kits in school on Thursday (Indoor) and Friday (Outdoor.)

Homework: Maths homework will be sent home on Monday, spellings will be given out on Wednesday and English homework will be sent out on Friday. Children will be made aware of when their homework is due in and this will be written in their planner.

Below you will find a summary of what your child will be learning about across the curriculum during the final autumn half term. In the 'files to download section' you will find a long term plan for this academic year.




In this topic children will learn what justice is and they will know that they are called to work for justice in the world. They will explore this concept through work on the prophet Elijah and John the Baptist, as well as modern day Christians like Oscar Romero. In the latter part of the topic children will explore the meaning of Advent and learn about the customs associated with Advent and Christmas. 



This half term we will begin by consolidating our work on BODMAS and the order of operations. We will then move on to focussing on multiplication and division. As with addition and subtraction, we will consider the most efficent written and mental methods to solve different problems involving both of these operations. Through our work on multiplication and division, we will calculate fractions and percentages of amounts and values. Our work on division will help prepare us for our work on ratio later on the half term. 

Throughout each lesson children will be developing their reasoning skills; they will solve challenging problems using a range of strategies and will explain their understanding to others.

In order for children to fully comprehend the number system, they must know their times table facts up to 12 x 12. These are the basic facts which are built upon to extend the child’s knowledge. Please ensure that children practice their times tables daily at home.



As a class we have thouroughly enjoyed reading Wonder by RJ Palacio in the previous half term; we will dedicate some time to finishing this novel at the start of this half term. We will then move on to reading 'I am Malala' a non-fiction book which is a memoir of the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. During this half term we will be concentrating on techniques which build atmosphere into our writing, in addition we will also be revising the rules of written dialogue and exploring how it is often used by authors to advance action and explore characters. 

Our grammar and punctuation focus will be: identifying main and subordinate clauses, using brackets or dashes to demarcate parenthesis and using the colon to introduce lists. We will continue to focus on improving our handwriting with daily handwriting sessions to encourage children to write with fluency and speed.


World War 2

During our World War 2 topic we will learn about the history behind the second world war and the role that Britain played during this world changing period of time. We will look at key events from the war on a timeline as well as considering what it may have been like to have lived as a child during this time. To support out learning during this topic, we will be reading books by Marcia Williams about WW2 to enhance our understanding. 

Our science work this half term will explore light. We will investigate the many different sources of light as well as making decisions as to whether or not they are man-made or natural. We will study the fascinating ways in which light travels and the ways in which the human eye is designed to see light.


If you have any queries or would like further guidance on any of the aforementioned information, then please do not hesitate to speak to me at the end of the school day.



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Contact the School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
M23 1HP

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507