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Click here to read about what we are doing in Year 6 this term and for links to useful websites to support your child’s learning.

School value

These whole-school values are discussed and practised in class and through our school assemblies throughout the half term. In Spring 1 our focus is citizenship, in Spring 2 we will be focusing on creativity.



In class we will be reading:
Jodie, by Hilary McKay

Floodland, by Marcus Sedgewick


The library at Touchbase Pears is a great place to borrow books and is free to join and use. 

Epic Reading online library is another great resource, which we use in class – click here and enter our Year 6 class code xgb3433.


Discovery Education is a resource that your child has a log-in for as part of our school subscription.  This site has videos and activities to support their revision.  KS1 Grammar – click here.  KS2 Grammar – click here.



In Year 6, we learn the spelling patterns from the National Curriculum, along with these words from the statutory word list for year 5 and 6 – click here.  We also revise these spelling words from Year 3 and 4 – click here. 



To support your child with their weekly arithmetic practise, MyMiniMaths have created a series of free tutorial videos which provide videos and practise examples for each question type click here. 

Your child also has a school subscriptions for two excellent National Curriculum-aligned maths sites/apps.  

The log-in details for these can be found in the front of their reading record. 



Summer 1 – Energy: Circuits, batteries and switches

Developing knowledge of circuits, the effects of changing voltage and how switches contribute to different devices.

You might find the activities on this link useful: Electrical Components

Summer 2 – Making connections: Are some sunglasses safer than others?

Bringing together pupils’ learning from multiple Science units, helping them to make connections between the key concepts and skills.

Through all our science work we think about working scientifically.  You might find this link helpful when talking to your child about our learning: Working Scientifically



We use the Teach Computing curriculum. In Summer 1 our topic is Creating Media – 3D modelling.  We will be using TinkerCad.  In Summer 2 our topic is Programming B – Sensing Movement.  We will be using BBC micro:bits. 

You can use the Think U Know website to support your child with their learning about e-safety and becoming responsible digital citizens.


Trips and events for the term

Concert at King Edward’s School (18.04.24)

Two-week swimming block at UoB pool (Wk 1 – 02.06.24 – 07.06.24. Wk2 – 10.06.24 – 14.06.24.)

West Midland Safari Park (12.06.24 – no swimming on this day)


Topic Focus 

During Summer 1 and 2 we will be focusing on the topic, “They See The World Like This”, which is all about the unique and creative ways that different individuals see the world around us. 


Art and Design

We use sketchbooks to record and develop our ideas, whilst exploring different media (such as press-print, digital printing and mixed media surfaces) and the work of other artists.  In the summer term,  we will be using our topic “They See The World Like This” to inspire our work in the focus areas of painting and mixed media,  where we will be exploring the work of David Hockney, Paula Rego, John Singer Sargent,  Frank Bowler and Lubaina Himid.


Design and Technology

We will be exploring textiles, where we will be using our skills of making templates, sewing and attaching fastenings to create waistcoat designs. We will also be designing structures, where we will be creating playground apparatus designs. 



In our geography work we, will be learning about where our energy comes from. 

You might find the following link useful for discussing this topic with your child: 




In our history work we, will be learning about the Shang dynasty.  

You might find the following link useful for discussing this topic with your child: 

The Shang Dynasty



This term, we will be continuing to practise our pronunciation and conversational Spanish skills. In Summer 1 we will learn to talk about our weekend.  In Summer 2 we will be learning to talk about Vikings! Click here for a helpful BBC Bitesize guide. 



This term, Miss Wyatt will be teaching the children all aspects of the music curriculum for Year 6.  

Listen to the songs:

Explore making music:



In PE, in Summer 1, Year 6 will be looking at striking and fielding games (rounders/cricket) and athletics across the term.  They will also be looking at outdoor and adventurous activities (orienteering) and invasion games (tag rugby) in Summer 2 .



Children in Year 6 will learning how to take care of their health and and mental well-being. Our specific topics this term are:

  • Safety and the changing body
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Identity



Our topics for this term are:

  • Expressing joy 
  • Appreciating beauty
  • Curious and valuing knowledge
  • Being reflective and self critical

We will discuss these topics in line with the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus which promotes respect, tolerance and understanding.  This link is a great way to find out more about the many faiths in our community KS2 Religious Education – BBC Bitesize

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