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St Thomas C.E (VA) Primary School

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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 6

Year 6

Miss Ackerley



Welcome to Year 6!


I can't quite believe that we are half way through the academic year already. Year 6 have had a fantastic year so far and have made some amazing memories: from a magical theatre trip to see 'Beauty and the Beast', a fantastically festive UKS2 Christmas service and of course, five amazing days at Standon Bowers! 


If you have any questions or need to talk to me, please arrange an appointment through the school office or see me at the end of the day as the children are dismissed. You can also contact me via:


Miss Ackerley


Curriculum overview



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



How do we classify organisms?

Are all organisms the same?


How does our heart keep us alive?

Why is exercise important?


How do we see?

How do the different parts of a circuit work?


Creation and Science: complementary or conflicting? 

Was Jesus the Messiah?

What does it mean to live as a Jew?

What difference does the resurrection make for Christians?

What is the worldwide Church?

How can following Jesus bring freedom and justice? 


Can you create a Gustav Klimt inspired composition?


Is graffiti art or vandalism? 


Can you create a composition inspired by a Mexican festival?




Could you be the next programming pioneer?


What materials make the best bird house?


What is the most popular dish on the Great British Menu?


Can you create a game for Scratch?

Can you create a game for Scratch?

How do you stay safe on the technology you use?

Can you record and edit sounds?

Can you make a movie?

Is the internet always reliable?



Why does Brazil have a growing economy? 



Were the Vikings always vicious and victorious? 


What is the legacy of the Mayan civilization? 



What are you learning in school?

What are you learning in school?

How do you live a healthy lifestyle?

How do you live a healthy lifestyle? 

What do you do at the weekend?

What do you do at the weekend?


What makes music sound happy?

What makes music sound happy?

Why is jazz so unique?

Why is jazz so unique?

Can you improve a composition?

Can you improve a composition?


How might agility and speed be used to create space?

How might navigation skills save lives?

How might we use defense to attack?

How do I outwit an opponent?

How might we achieve a personal best?

How can you outwit an opponent in striking sports?


What makes a relationship healthy?

What makes a relationship healthy? 

How can we be global citizens?

How can we be global citizens?

What are the components of a healthy mind and body?

What are the components of a healthy mind and body? 


Weekly timetable



What are we learning this term?





In reading, we use the VIPERS acronym to help us explore the content domains of the Year 6 reading curriculum. In the first half term, we will be focusing on developing our vocabulary and retrieval reading skills. 


Spelling rules to learn: 

  • Words with the grapheme 'ough', exploring the different sounds it can make.


Tricky words to spell:

sincere, sincerely, soldier, stomach, sufficient, suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough




In the Spring term, our Maths topics will be: percentages, ratio and measure. 


In percentages block, we will learn to:

  • understand percentages
  • convert fractions to percentages
  • find equivalent values of fractions, decimals and percentages
  • order fractions, decimals and percentages
  • calculate percentages of amounts


In the ratio block, we will learn to:

  • use ratio language
  • about the relationship between fractions and ratio
  • introduce the ratio symbol
  • calculate ratio
  • use scale factors
  • calculate scale factors
  • solve ratio and proportion problems


In the measure block, we will learn to:

  • calculate area and perimeter
  • calculate the area of triangles
  • calculate the area of parallelograms
  • calculate volume


Wider Curriculum

We have so many wonderful things to learn in the Spring term. Here is an overview of our topics and big questions...



Our big question in computing this term is: Can you create a game for Scratch? where we will become programming pioneers!



Was difference does the resurrection make to Christians? Where children will learn about what Christians believe about the Easter story and the importance of this event for the way they live their lives. 



In science, children will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart. 



DT will be taught by the talented Mrs Lynn and the children will design, make and evaluate their own embroidered sugar skulls. 



PE will take place on Thursday and Fridays and we will be considering the question: How do I outwit an opponent? through the sport of tennis. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. 

Additional Information


Please ensure your child is accessing Times Table Rockstars (4 x 10 minutes), Spelling Shed (4 x 10 minutes) and reading their reading book (4 x 10 minutes) each week.

These sessions should be recorded on the Year 6 WEDUC form. 


Useful Websites


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