Year 6 Autumn Topics 2017

  Meet the Year Group Team

Head of Year

Class Teachers

PTP Support

Miss H Cocker

Miss H Cocker

Mrs S Goddard

  Miss L Romaine Mrs L Fenton
Autumn 1 & 2 Topics


  • Descriptive narratives that build atmosphere
  • Recounts linked to Young Shakespeare’s performance of Macbeth
  • Diaries of Christmas in the trenches
  • Poetry linked to the war

Within each writing unit grammar will be taught in conjunction with the national curriculum and Hampshire assessment model.

Spellings are taught discretely and will focus on prefixes and suffixes, homophones and the statutory word list for Year 5 and 6

Reading will be focusing on the key skills such as visualising, predicting, summarising and asking questions.

The children will learn to recognise question types and how to answer these.
  • Reading and writing numbers up to 10,000,000
  • Rounding whole numbers to any given value
  • Investigating how perimeter and area are related
  • Looking at algebraic formula
  • Mental strategies
  • Written addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods
  • Plotting coordinates in four quadrants

World War II

Looking at the effects of the war on the local area and exploring evacuation, Basingstoke’s history throughout the war and how war was portrayed through different eyes.


The children explore how the heart works and will conduct experiments on how breathing and heart rate. They will look at branching keys and how to classify animals and insects.

Computing - eSafety


We will be focusing on growth mindset in order to shape the children into more independent and resilient learners.


Prophecy - Exploring the Christmas story through different viewpoints

Sukkot - Looking at Jewish rituals

PE on a Thursday

Autumn 1 - Gymnastics (Matching & Mirroring) and Net & Wall (Volleyball). Autumn 2 - Dance and Invasion Games (Hockey, Rollerball, Football, Basketball, Tag Rugby) leading to competition.

Homework routines

  • English homework (reading, grammar or spelling based) and maths homework will be sent out Monday and due in the following Monday.
  • Spellings will be set weekly.
  • Reading should be completed a minimum of 4 times per week and the children, no matter how fluent a reader they are, should be heard to read by an adult and discuss the text to check their understanding.
  • Times tables practice and related division facts should be done daily and recorded in the Home School Diary.


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