Year 6



Welcome to Year 6 with Mrs Ditchburn.

Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Autumn Term and the ways that you can support us!

Subject Area Learning How you can help at home
English    We will do most of our writing through our topics, Hola! Mexico and Frozen Kingdom.  In the first half term, the children will be writing letters, diary entries, reviews and instructions.There will also be daily  Spelling, Grammar or Handwriting lessons to develop technical skills that they can apply to their writing.      Talk about our topic.  Any additional research           will make them better writers! 

Reading for at least 30 minutes each day                 makes a huge difference!

Talk about new and interesting vocabulary             that they come across and make sure they             understand the meaning.

Spellings for this term will be sent home in             their homework books.

Make sure that anything they write at home is        in joined up handwriting (except for                       capitals), the spelling is correct and sentences       make sense.    Practise makes permanent.

Maths We will start by focusing on place value, the move on to carrying out calculations with all four operations.On Wednesdays and Thursdays we will focus on Geometry and Statistics.        This term please focus on times tables.                   The  children will need to know their times               tables inside out and back to front.  For                     example:

7 x 8 = 56

8 x 7 = 56

56 ÷ 8 = 7

56 ÷ 7 = 8

and then:

0.7 x 8 = 5.6

0.8 x 7 = 5.6

5.6 ÷ 8 = 0.7

5.6 ÷ 7 = 0.8


Sometimes, I will use to        set homework. However, the children can              use it  anytime to practise something we                have learnt  or test to make sure they can              remember.

Creative Curriculum In Autumn 1 our topic is called Hola! Mexico.  The children will learn about the geography and history of this amazing country.We will examine Mexican traditions such as ‘Dia de los Muertos’ and discover how the Ancient Maya Civilisation dominated the country for hundreds of years.In Autumn 2 our topic will be Frozen Kingdom where we explore the differences and similarities of the polar regions and take a journey with Captain Scott.        Please talk about the topic and encourage              your child to do additional research to help            improve their knowledge and contribute                more in class.
RE The focus for this term is Journey of Life and Death.The children will study the ways that religions see life as a journey.  They will also learn about religious ceremonies such as marriage and death.         Talk about the things we are learning.
PE  Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays.        Please make sure that all kit is labelled clearly         and is in school on the correct day.                          Shoulder length hair should be tied back.
SpanishMusic These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum.


Your child will be taught reading and how to understand complex texts as part of whole class reading sessions.  In addition to this, they will also be given a book that they are expected to read during the course of a half term and have in their bag every day.  I would also encourage the children to read their own choice of books either from our class library or from home.

Home Learning

This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday.  It will consist of spellings to practice, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic.