Year 6 Autumn 1

Welcome back!

Mrs Davies, Miss Maddox and Miss Evans

Our first topic this half term is 'Keep Believing'.

We will be focusing on mental well-being and confidence building, as well as revising key skills in maths and writing.


The Year 6 school day starts at 8:45AM and finishes at 2:50pm.

All children will be given sanitiser for their hands before entering school and their temperature taken before the register.

6GM will arrive at the gate by the main school entrance (salisbury road). The children will line up by the playhouse.
6KD will arrive at the Station road gate (station side). The children will line up on the courts at number 4.
6LE will arrive at the station road gate (cenotaph side). the children will line up on the courts at number 7.

Children must wear their PE kits to school on the days that they have PE. They will stay in their PE kits all day and so do not need to bring their regular school uniform with them. They may be more comfortable in joggers rather than shorts or skort. Federation PE top and school jumper / cardigan must be worn. Please do not send children in branded sports clothing.


Homework will be set online every Monday and will be due in the following Monday.

Children must also read at least three times a week at home. Children are responsible for filling in their own planners at home. Please sign your child's planner each week.

Quotes from our Year 6 children

“I feel really safe at school, especially with the one-way system and how we are washing our hands lots for 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer.” - Esme

“I feel safe at school having separate bubbles on the playground helps because I know I am staying with the same people so I am not spreading germs but I can still see my other friends and talk to them from a distance! Also, we have our own toilet breaks so we are not mixing with other bubbles” - Harry

"I really enjoy being back at school. We have new rules to keep us safe." - Ethan

"I was nervous but it is good to be at school and I feel safe with the new rules." - Grace

"I think the one way system is good because we don't bump into other children in the corridors." - Sarah

How we keep ourselves safe in School

Our Golden Rules
E-Bug Hand Washing Guidance

The Creative Me will:

Explore the influences and styles of a famous black artist. Each class will focus on a different artist: Sonia Boyce, Keith Piper, or Kehinde Wiley.

The children will create an original piece of artwork influenced by one of artists.

Sonia boyce

The children will: use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective, shadows and reflection; and use a variety of techniques to add interesting effects.

Keith Piper

The children will: combine colours, tones and tints to enhance the mood of a piece; mix textures; use tools to carve and add shapes, texture and pattern; and build up layers of colour.

Kehinde Wiley

The children will: create a collage with mixed media including digital media and enhance digital media by editing.

The Healthy Me will:

Take part in Yoga to help us to relax, breathe, stretch and have fun;

Explore the concept of resilience and learn strategies to be more resilient;

Complete the Jigsaw Recovery programme to process and deal with emotions and situations that have arisen due to Coronavirus and lockdown.

The Independent Me will:

Read the text 'Poems from the Second World War' and draw inferences of characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify answers with evidence from the text;

Read the text 'Of Thee I Sing' by Barack Obama and use it to inspire a magazine article to celebrate 'Black Heroes' and raise awareness about some of the issues around racial discrimination.

The Inquisitive Me will:

Place Value

Read, write and represent numbers to 10 million; compare and order any number; round any number; and develop understanding of negative numbers.

Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4-digits, use the inverse, solve multi-step problems, and add and subtract integers.

The This Is Me will:

Spiritual - Reflect on the Academy Christian Values, complete mindfulness activities, take part in Yoga exercises and respond to artwork.

Moral - Participate in Collective Worship, create a class charter of rules and behaviour, understand consequences of behaviour, make healthy choices.

Social - How to resolve conflict, take part in activities with others to develop social skill development.

Cultural - Study black artists and role models through art and writing.