Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Map

A new term and we are half way through the year- how is it going so quickly?

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 addition to this, children will have activities in their SATs revision booklets to complete every Monday, which will be expected to hand in the following Monday.  There will be around 8 pages of the maths one each week and a new practice test each week with the SPAG.



In science, our topic will be Evolution and Inheritance where children will learn about classifying different living things as well as how animals are adapted to suit their environment which may lead to evolution.


Our topics this half term will be: decimals; fractions, decimals and percentages; area, perimeter and volume; statistics and shape (we will aim to get as much of these topics covered as possible so there is time to revise areas of the maths curriculum before the SATs next term.


We will be learning about the Salvation this term and specifically learning what difference the resurrection makes to Christians.


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 Fitness and Basketball.


We will be designing and making pop-up books (building on what we learnt about this last year).


Our unit will be 'Exploring Notation Further'.


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


We will be covering the topic of sex and relationship education.  We will be focusing on body changes, hygiene, healthy relationships and how a baby is made.

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



Dance and Dodgeball

Posted: Dec 15, 2023 by: Will Smithson (wsmithson) on: Year 6 Class Blog

In physical education (P.E.) this term, we have been doing the topics of Dance and Dodgeball.  In Dance, with Mrs Whitehead, we have been learning Bhangra dancing, which is a tradition South-Asian folk dance.  Then with me, Mr Smithson, we have been doing Dodgeball sessions, involving working on hand-eye co-ordination and fleet-of-foot movements.  These are transferrable ball-game skills; the children have thoroughly enjoyed both lessons.


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