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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Year six have been busy finding out about their class pioneers – Charles Darwin and Alan Turing. It was very interesting to explore more about their remarkable lives and pioneering work.

Upcoming Year 6 Trips

We have a busy term ahead with many exciting trips and events planned. Please see key dates below:

  • Albert Hall Maths & Music Workshops – 2nd November (6Darwin) & 8th November (6Turing)
  • Into Film Festival: Vue Cinema Eltham – 11th November
  • Wingham Wildlife Park – 15th November
  • Down House (Home of Charles Darwin)– 29th November (rescheduled from 5th October)

Our Learning

Year 6 have been immersing themselves in their topic: Existing, Endangered, Extinct. It has been interesting to learn about the billions of species on our planet and how some are thriving whilst others have become threatened, endangered and near extinction!

In Geography we have learnt about the Earth’s biomes and the threats to them (in particular global warming). We will be continuing our learning in Science after the half term break focusing on the reproduction of animals and their life cycles, evolution and adaptation, food chains and food webs as well as further developing our understanding of endangerment and extinction.

Darwin Classroom IPC Display


After half term we will be starting our new text ‘The Savage’ by David Almond where we will…

  • Use a range of vocabulary, punctuation and sentence structure to convey character.
  • Write descriptions of settings conveying mood and atmosphere.
  • Use semi-colons and dashes to mark boundaries between clauses.
  • Write a newspaper report using the passive tense.
  • Write a non-chronological report to inform


We have been working hard in maths over the first half term practicing using the four operations to solve problems, recapping place value and the properties of number.

We will:

  • Develop our strategies to solve division calculations.
  • Calculate fractions of a quantity
  • Add and subtract fractions with both common and uncommon denominators.
  • Explore equivalent fractions, including simplifying to a fraction’s simplest form.
  • Convert between improper and mixed fractions accordingly.


Each half term spellings are set and sent home for children to learn weekly. You can find our spellings below.  These are also avaliable on Google Classroom.

Topic Letters

Each half term the children begin a new topic.  Take a look below to see what we will be learning about.

Other Information

Year Six PE will be as follows:

6Turing – Monday & Friday

6Darwin – Monday & Friday

  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday and due in on the following Monday
  • Spellings will be handed out on Friday and the children will be tested during the following week
  • Children need to be reading at least three times a week and a comment recorded into their reading record every time they read.
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