Hollingworth Primary School | Year 6
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Class teacher 

Mrs S Leech


Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Heywood


Midday Supervisor

Miss Z Fogarty


P.E. days

PE Wednesday/Friday


Termly topics:

Autumn 1:-   Rain forests


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

Non – fiction – Factual non-chronological reports about  Rainforest Animals.

Fiction – writing an adventure narrative using the story The Explorer by Katherine Rundell 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.


Art & Design  – Henri Rousseau

Collect information, resources and present ideas imaginatively for our rain forest display.

Use the qualities of materials to enhance collage ideas including rough, smooth, patterned and plain.


Information on trips:

Safe Squad – Friday, 29th September 2017: 09.15 – 11.45

Year 6, along with the rest of the school (except Nursery) will be visiting Chester Zoo on Tuesday, 28th November.  The consent letter can be downloaded here.

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 Robinwood in Todmorden and will take place from Friday, 20th July to Sunday, 22nd July 2018.



QCA test dates and expectations:

Week beginning: 20.11.2017


Homework Days:

Homework is given out on Friday and should be returned by Friday 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.


Homework leaflet Rainforests Y6


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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