Year 6F 2019 - 2020

Miss Forshaw

Welcome to 6F!



                                                         Miss Forshaw                       Miss Pedley            

                                                    Year 6 Teacher                Teaching Assistant       


Welcome to Year 6



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Autumn 2019

Crime and Punishment Throughout the Ages

Our topic for the autumn term is Crime and Punishment Throughout the Ages. During this topic, the children will be taken on a journey through British history where they will discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages.



In Years 5 and 6, we will be focusing on the following things:

  • Developing our comprehension skills.
  • Improving our vocabulary.
  • Understanding what we read by:
    • checking that the book makes sense, discussing our understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve our understanding
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
    • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
    • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
    • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
    • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
    • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • Continuing to develop our love of reading. 6F LOVE reading! 
  • Being introduced to and inspired by different authors. We will be looking at the works of: Anthony Horowitz- Stormbreaker, William Shakespeare – Macbeth, Peter Bunzl- Cogheart, Erich Kastner - Emil and the Detectives, Roald Dahl – Danny the Champion of the World and Malorie Blackman – Hacker.
  • Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
  • Writing playscripts, newspaper reports, biographies, diaries, performing, writing and reciting poetry, creating suspense and tension writing, writing explanation and discursive texts.


  • In Maths we will be continuing to look at the 4 mathematical operations and mathematical reasoning. We will be focussing on developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning using APE. (Answer it, Prove it, Explain it!) We will also be working on …time, fractions, decimals, percentages, ration and proportion, measure, statistics and shape.

It would be really helpful if you could: 

  • Practise all of the times tables.
  • Let your child explain what they have done in Maths that day.
  • Explore topics assigned on Mathletics.



This term we will be exploring Properties and changes of materials and Animals including humans

Properties and changes of materials

We will compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. We will investigate materials which dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution. We will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. We will give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. We will demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.  We will explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

Animals including humans

We will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will investigate and recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function. We will describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

Topic – Crime and Punishment Throughout the Ages

This topic will allow us to continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British history. We will become familiar with crime and punishment throughout the ages and explore how crime and punishment has changed in Britain since the Roman invasion. We will also look at the history of the police, famous crimes e.g. The Great Train Robbery and famous prisons – e.g. Alcatraz.



In DT, we will design and make gadgets for the future. Linked to our Literacy work, we will create Dragon’s Den inspired pitches to promote and sell our products.




In Art, we will look at some of the most famous art work ever stolen. We will explore the work of the artists: Leonardo de Vinci – Mona Lisa, Gustav Klimt – Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (The Lady in Gold) and Edvard Munch – The Scream.

As long as there has been art, there have been art thieves. Sometimes groups of thieves have been able to steal massive hauls of art all at once, while other times, thieves have focused on taking a very specific prize. Some criminals are successful, while others get caught, and occasionally, the artwork is destroyed in the process.

We will also become familiar with the works of Jackson Pollock and investigate art forgeries.


In Computing, we will focus on Internet Safety - using search technologies effectively and using technology safely, responsibly and respectfully as well as coding.


In PSHCE, we will look at the world we live in and our British values of: respect, tolerance, diversity and equality for all. We will look at Rule of Law and people’s rights. We will explore Crime and Punishment debates – Should all crimes be punished in the same way? Should life mean life? Should the death penalty exist? We will look at punishments through the ages.


In Music, we will look at using different instruments and techniques to build suspense. We will also explore famous pieces of music which create suspense and tension e.g. Carl Orff – O Fortuna - Carmina Burana, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, John Williams - Jaws theme tune and Adam Clayton - Mission Impossible theme tune.



In RE, we will be looking at the religion of Buddhism. We will become familiar with the life and celebrations of a Buddhist whilst learning about the teachings of Buddha.



PE Days

We have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school, (t-shirt, shorts and pumps) all earrings must be removed or covered up. If your child needs a new PE kit, they are available to buy at the school office. 


Your child will receive English (SPaG/ Reading or Writing), spellings and Maths homework every Friday.

Maths and English / Spelling homework needs to be returned on Friday.

Children will have a spelling test every Friday.

We expect children to read daily for at least 20 minutes and to continue to learn their times tables.

If you have been absent look below for catch up activities you can do at home! 

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Read every night to an adult
  • Practise your spellings
  • Literacy Homework - SPAG

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:

In Year 5/6 you will be expected to do the following at home:

  • Practise your times tables
  • Maths Homework

Here are some online activities, just click on the links below:

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