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Year 6 Class 

Welcome to Y6’s class page!

Class Teacher – Mr Zoumides

Support staff – Mrs Jenkins 


Y6 Roles 2020 21

Head Boy - Archie Cipolla-Currall

Head Girl - Madeleine Holmes

Deputy Head Boy - James Smith

Deputy Head Girl - Sophie Rubanski

House Captains

St Matthew:- Thomas Lowton & Waliyah Iddirisu-Osman

St Mark: Harry Page & Grace Coates

St Luke:Jordan Colclough & Eva Beech

St John: Harry Gilmour & Eden Wilkinson Jones

School Council 

Alfie Harvey & Lucy Sidley

Digital Leaders - Arib Ahmed & Annabella Hancock

Fire Marshals - Corben Bell & Scarlett Mounfield

Year 6 SATs Booster Sessions

Please note that booster sessions for all Year 6 children will take place every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm.

It is important that all children attend these sessions as additional help will be given in reading, writing and mathematics.

The booster sessions for the autumn term will take place for the first six weeks (Tuesday 3rd November up to and including Tuesday 8th December 2020).

Class Saint

Y6 have chosen St Leo The Great as their class Saint.

This day will celebrated by Y6 on Tuesday 10th November



Autumn 2

Belonging to the Church Community

What does it mean to belong to the Church community?

Learning about the Apostles and their faith.

Discovering the links between John the Baptist and Jesus.


Understand the two parts of the season of Advent.

A time to prepare for Christ to come again and a time to prepare to celebrate his birth at Christmas.





Science Topic

How Can You Light Up Your Life?

Understand how light travels.

Demonstrate how we see objects.

Know why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them.


History Topic

Autumn 2 - History - Were the Victorians really that Vile?

Use a timeline to show different historic eras in Britain.

Research in order to find similarities and differences between two or more periods of history.

Know how to place features of historical events and people from the past societies and periods in a chronological framework.


Historical Art – British Empire

What Did Buildings Look Like Back Then?

Sketch buildings from the historical period we will be looking at – British Empire.

Understand what building materials were used and how we can show texture in our drawings.

Use software to help us draw 3D designs of buildings.



How would Bob Cratchit have kept his files organised in the 21st century?

Select, use and combine a variety of software.

Understand how spreadsheets can be used.

Learn skills in formatting and entering specific formulas.

Investigate skills in using spreadsheets to solve specific problems



Les Vetements (Clothes)

Revise colours in French.

Name items of clothing and describing these using colour.

Say ‘I would like…’ in French to ask for items of clothing in a shop

Class Texts 2020 21

Autumn 1 

We will be using the texts ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J. K. Rowling

Our class texts this half term will be ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J.K. Rowling.

Our writing tasks this half term will be based around these texts. We will be writing non-chronological reports on our very own mythical beasts. There will also be a focus on narrative and descriptive writing and using a wide range of vocabulary.

We will also be using extracts from these texts during our guided reading sessions to help us with retrieval,

comprehension and inference.

Autumn 2

A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens

Our class text this half term is ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. We will be exploring the characters of the book and using the text to inspire some of our writing in Literacy. We will be writing conversations between Scrooge and other characters, recounts from Scrooge’s nephew’s point-of-view, and alternative endings to this well-known classic. We will also be using the text as a starting point to find out what Christmas was like during Victorian times.

Homework/Reading Expectations

Daily Homework

Children in Year 6 receive daily maths homework that will enable them to practise the 4 basic operations as well as apply these to reasoning questions.

Daily literacy homework will focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Weekly Homework

Each week, two pieces of homework are set for the children to complete (30 minutes each piece).

Homework may be revision from a unit of work previously taught or it may be new learning for a unit or concept that will be followed up in class.

All children will receive a piece of Maths or English each week (this will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete). They will also receive one piece from either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).

Homework is handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Monday.

Reading Diaries

Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.


National Curriculum spelling guides.Mental Maths/Times Tables

Times tables and mental maths skills are vital for your child’s progress in maths. These should be practised regularly. Your child will know which times table / mental maths challenge they are currently working on.


Particular focus this term

The focus for Maths

Number, Basic Operations, BIDMAS, Measures/Shapes

Perform mental calculations, including mixed operations.

Identify common factors, multiples and prime numbers.

Calculate, estimate and measure volume of cubes and cuboids (Christmas presents).

Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties


The focus for English using our class text..

A Christmas Carol (Narrative, Non-narrative, Speech)

Writing non-narrative pieces about Christmas during the Victorian times.

Writing alternative endings to Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Grammar focus: parenthesis, relative clauses, past and present tense, formal language, punctuation for speech.

Focus on spellings: National Curriculum Y3/4 and Y5/6 lists.

Guided reading texts: ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Papa Panov’.


Outdoor PE

This half term, we will have PE on Monday afternoons with Mr Sigley and on Thursday afternoons with Mr Zoumides / Mrs Jenkins, outdoors (weather permitting).

Children are expected to come to school and stay in their PE kits on these days. It is advisable to bring a school jumper/cardigan during the autumn term as we will be having PE on the all-weather pitch.

Full school uniform, including correct footwear, must be worn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in line with the school’s policy



Music will be taught by Mrs Amison on a weekly basis, Wednesday.



Celebrating Difference

Explaining ways in which difference can be a source of conflict or a cause for celebration.

Show empathy with people found in different situations.

Research reasons behind the industrial revolution in Britain

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc. 

Key events for this half term

Tuesday 3rd November – Friday 18th December 2020

Monday 2nd November: INSET day (school closed to pupils)

Tuesday 3rd November: Autumn 2 begins

Tuesday 10th November: Year 6 Saint’s Day (St Leo the Great)

Wednesday 11th November: Year 6 Mass (only children)

Friday 18th December: Autumn 2 ends



Recent Trips/Workshops


Stanley Head outdoor education centre 23-27th September





New Website Links

Hit the Button – mental maths practise

Times table practise

Spelling, punctuation and grammar practise