Hollingworth Primary School | Year 6
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Slide Year 6

Class teacher 

Mrs S Leech


Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Heywood


Midday Supervisor

Mrs E. Cunningham


P.E. days

PE Wednesday/Thursday


Termly topics:

Autumn 1 & 2 – War

Spring 1 & 2 – The Civil Rights Movement

Summer 1 & 2 – Charles Darwin and the voyage of The HMS Beagle


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

Non – fiction – Speech – The children will be taught the features of speech writing then in their independent writing, they will write in role of a leader in WW2 – a rallying speech to rouse the troops!

Fiction – Narrative writing using the book, The Journey by Fancesca Sanna. The children will be taught a range of narrative writing skills then, they will become the main character in their own story of a dangerous/eventful journey.

Non – Fiction – The children will be taught the features of a recount through the book, The Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. The recount documents a night of bombing during WW2 then the subsequent evacuation of  children to the country.

Fiction – The Piano – video. The children will be taught narrative techniques including flashback to create their own story about bravery and loss.


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 – Light

To learn about light, sources of light, how light travels and how we see things.

To learn about reflection and refraction.

To create individual  investigations based on light, using scientific questioning and fair testing.


Guided 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.

Class Novels Autumn Term:

There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

New reads Y 5 and 6

Information on trips: As of September 2020, no trips have been booked this term. Please watch the site or letters home for any changes.



QCA test dates and expectations:

Week beginning: 16.11.2020


Homework Days:

Homework is given out on Monday (through Seesaw)  and should be sent back through the learning platform by Monday of 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. Please see the reading section if you need any advice on supporting your child with their reading journey or I am happy to chat to you also.


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

To be advised










Please keep questioning your child about their essential maths knowledge (parent workbooks are 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

As of September 2020, Parent Meeting are not scheduled.



As of September 2020, Y5/6 workshares are not scheduled.

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