Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Map

After a super first half term in Year 6, we will be making some changes to the timetable and continuing with certain other topics.

Topic Book

Our focus in topic will be The Galapagos Islands- we have already learnt bits about Charles Darwin’s famous voyage there.


This year, the whole school will be doing termly topics rather than half-termly and our topic is World War 1.  Having said that, I am aware that this is quite a meaty and often melancholy topic so I will be supplementing it with other themes and texts which will give some light relief!

Please ensure your child is reading at the very least 3 times per week at home to support them, not just reading independently but also with an adult or sibling, allowing for discussions around what they have read.  Children take home a planner and I ask that they fill in new words or phrases they have found 3 times a week.  To be successful this year, it is imperative they develop a broad and in-depth knowledge of precise vocabulary and can infer meaning from what they have read.  A parent or carer should then sign off what they have written.  We will check the planners every week (each Monday).



In science, our topic will be Electricity (which fits nicely with DT).


Our topics this half term are fractions and converting units.


We will be learning about the Jewish faith this half term.  This will mean both looking at cornerstones of their faith and also customs for the people who follow that faith.


In computing, this half term, we will be creating our own webpages, which I know the children are really excited about!


In PE, we will be doing Dance on Tuesdays and Basketball on FridaysThe children can be in PE kit both days but must remember to remove jewellery on those days



Our topic will be ‘Electricity’ and the children will make a steady-hand game.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and please do not hesitate to be in touch.

Kind regards,

Mr Smithson, Mrs Williams and Mrs Whitehead


Year 6 Class Blog

Some Remarkable Writing!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog

We have been working on writing narrative extracts, which have a focus on setting descriptions.  All of our writing links with what we have been learning about life in World War 1 trenches.  I have been so impressed and proud of what the children have produced- here are some examples.

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Showing Our History Knowledge

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog

At the end of our World War 1 topic in history, the children showed what they had learnt by producing a double page spread.  I was so impressed by how much they had remembered.  Well done, everyone!  

Here are some examples of what they looked like.

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LS Lowry-Inspired Portraits

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog

We have been inspired by LS Lowry to draw portraits of soldiers during World War 1.  The children aimed to portray the kind of emotions they must have been going through during such a difficult period.

I have been really impressed with what they have produced- particularly their exploration of tone.  Fantastic detail- well done, everyone!  Here are some examples of what they produced.

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Creating Collaborative Fact Files in Computing

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog

In computing, we have been learning about how sharing information is really useful and how it works (including work on data packets).  This week, we have collaborated in teams to create a fact file about the Battle of the Somme (which links to what we are learning in history).

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National Poetry Day with a Local Poet

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 6 Class Blog

To mark National Poetry Day, we welcomed in local poet Simone Yasmin.  She shared some of her poetry with the class and ran a workshop which the children thoroughly enjoyed- particularly the freedom it gave them to write about whatever they wanted in a new way.  As always, the children made the most of the opportunity and represented the school marvellously.  Not only that, but it was so pleasing to see how many of them were keen to perform their poems!

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