Teachers: Miss Bailey 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Russell and Mrs Nicholson

Summer Term 

This half terms topic: Mountains and Volcanoes

This half term, Year 6 will be learning about mountains and volcanoes from around the world.  We will explore where the major mountain ranges are and research the size, features and climates of some of the world’s tallest mountains, before looking at why mountains are such popular tourist destinations and the effects this has on the mountain environment.  We will also learn about how volcanoes are formed and what causes eruptions and the effects these have on the earth.



In English, we are learning how to use punctuation such as: brackets, dashes, colons and semi-colons to add detail to our writing.  We will be building on narrative skills by writing a short story based on the animation Alma.  Alma follows the journey of a young girl to a deserted doll shop where her life changes for ever.  Year 6 will use specific language choices to create atmosphere and suspense.

It is important that Year 6 continue to practise their handwriting.  The Letter Join website is a great online tool which allows you to do this from home. (User name: lj8943 Password: home)


In maths we will be learning about formulas and algebra.  We will then be consolidating our reasoning skills as we apply our knowledge of all areas in order to solve problems.   We are regularly practising arithmetic skills in the run up to our SATS tests.

It is really important that Year 6 continue to practise their times tables at home daily to improve their quick recall.  The website below provide fun online games which cover a wide range of maths skills.


Our Science topic this half term is ‘Seeing Light’.  We will be learning about the structure of the eye and how the eye needs light in order to process the images which we see.  We will also experiment with shadows and investigate how different materials respond to light.



Our PE focus this half term will be Tai Chi.  Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.  Year 6 will be receiving weekly sessions from a specially trained coach in this ancient art form.

Children must have a school PE kit which consists of blue or black shorts, a white t.shirt (separate from their school shirt) and trainers or pumps.


Art and DT:

Year 6 will be celebrating the end of their time at Worth Valley with a trip to Light Water Valley in July.  In preparation, they will be learning about planning, developing, designing and creating their own structures of fair ground rides as they develop their design and technology skills.


Upcoming events: 

Homework Club in on every Tuesday from 3 pm to 4 pm for Year 6’s to have the opportunity to work within small groups with members of staff from across the school in order to prepare for the end of Key Stage 2 assessments.

Trips we have been on:

The residential to Holton Gill Bunk Barn with The Country Trust was a huge success.  Year 6 were a pleasure to take away for 3 days and their behaviour and manners were impeccable.


For their homework each week, Year 6 are expected to read daily, learn their weekly spelling and develop their recall of their times table facts.  In addition to that, they are invited to complete an activity from this activity menu.  They can complete more than one activity if they would like to and once they have completed an activity they are encouraged to bring it into school on a Monday and celebrate their work with the rest of the class.

Write a newspaper report on a recent event which has interested you Write about your weekend using elements of our writing checklist Research our author focus and write a short biography. Create a dance or movement routine to a favourite piece of music. Research Volcanoes, how they are formed and why they erupt. Create a piece of Art Work inspired rides and games at a fun fair Answer this question – how do you play tag rugby and what are the rules?
Create a crossword or word search which includes words from our spelling list. Create a fact file about a famous mountain Write an alternative ending to a book you have read Research famous people who have come from our local area Write a rhyming poem with 4 verses Read a book by specific Author and write a review Create a board game which involves using your times table facts to win