Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Map

Happy new year everyone!  Thank you to all of those who came to the SATs and Carlton Lodge talk- we hope you found it was helpful.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch.

Topic Book/ History

Our topic for this term will be World War Two.  Our class text will be 'When The Sky Falls' by Phil Earle- a story which is set during the Blitz in London.  Our focus will be learning about some causes of World War Two, the Home Front and The Blitz.


A lot of our writing will link with our topic and class text.

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 Animals (including humans) where children will learn about the circulatory system and more about digestion.


Our topics this half term will be: ratio, algebra and decimals.


We will be learning about the Creation this half term and seeing if scientific discoveries are complementary or conflicting between the two accounts.


In computing, this half term, we will be focussing on programming.


So that we have sessions with a specialist PE teacher from YMCA Leeds, our PE days for this half term will be WEDNESDAYS and Fridays (rather than Tuesdays and Fridays).  Please would children come to school in PE kits on those days.  The two units this half term will be Gymnastics and Basketball.


We will be paying attention to the deliberate use of complementary and contrasting colours this half term.


Our unit will be 'Gaining Confidence Through Performance'.


We will be learning how to talk about 'The Date'.


Our topics will be Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco and 'Weighing Up Risks'.

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



National Poetry Day with a Local Poet

Posted: Oct 6, 2023 by: Will Smithson (wsmithson) 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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