Hollingworth Primary School | Year 6
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Class teacher 

Mrs S Leech


Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Heywood


Midday Supervisor

Mrs Kay


P.E. days

PE Wednesday/Friday


Termly topics:

Autumn 1:-   Rain forests

Autumn 2:- Space

Spring 1:- Ancient Greece

Spring 2:- Extreme Earth


Writing  –  This term, our 2 main foci for writing will be:

Non – fiction – Newspaper report based on an extreme weather event.

Fiction – writing a narrative using the book Under the Weather as a stimulus.

Extended writing – we will be exploring:  recounts of events; how to integrate dialogue for purpose; personification; developing atmosphere and settings; newspaper reports; and persuasive letters.


Maths  – Running alongside these activities is constant revision of times tables through class work and Times Table Rock Stars.

Place Value and Number

Read and write numbers to at least 1 000 000 and determine the value of each digit (^)

Read and write numbers to 10 000 000 and determine the value  of digits (^)

Order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 (^)

Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000


Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)

Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal methods of short or long division, and interpret remainders as appropriate for the context as whole numbers, fractions or by rounding.

Solve calculation problems involving multiplication and division including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes.

Solve multi-step calculation problems involving combinations of all four operations

Use knowledge of the order of operations


Convert between different units of metric measure.

Use, read and write standard units with up to three decimal places, including converting from smaller to larger units and vice versa.

Solve measurement problems with decimal notation up to three decimal places and approximate equivalences between metric and imperial measurements (*)


Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.

Solve problems using information in tables, including timetables.

Fractions Decimals and Percentages /Ratio and proportion

Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places.

Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison (^)


Use simple formulae

Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.


Science – Living things and Their Habitats.

To learn about the life-cycles and reproduction of plants; mammals; amphibians and insects.

To create investigations based on cloning of asexual plants, using scientific questioning and fair testing.


Reading  –  Biographies.

Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

Summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.

Provide reasoned justifications for views.

Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.



Information on trips:

Each year the children in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to an outdoor pursuits activity centre.  This year’s residential trip is to Manor Adventure in Lockerbie and will take place from Friday, 21st June to Sunday, 23rd June 2019.



QCA test dates and expectations:

Week beginning: 20.11.2017


Homework Days:

Homework is given out on Monday and should be returned by Monday the following week. It is expected that the children read regularly (in Year 6, 5 times a week) at home to support work in school.


It is expected that children will complete and independent project based on our topic. A copy of the Extreme Earth homework leaflet can be found here.


Year 6 Induction Days at Longdendale Community Language College: (expected dates):

To be advised








Please keep questioning your child about their essential maths knowledge (sheet sent home ); for example times table facts must be immediate recall). If you require a replacement please ask and I will send one home with pleasure.


Parents’ Meetings

For a copy of the Parents’ Meetings letter for Autumn Term,  please click here



Two or three times in the year (from 2:30 pm onwards), parents/carers are invited in to school to look at their child’s books.

Dates this year are:


Tuesday, 5th December 2017

Tuesday, 26th June 2018

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