Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mr Slezak


Year 6 is an exciting and challenging final year for our pupils, as they are now confident and competent learners who are able to listen, work hard and apply their knowledge.


To ensure that the children are prepared for their transition to High School, we encourage independence and that they are able to take responsibility for themselves and their own learning.


Term 1 - Autumn

In term 1, our topic is “Crime and Punishment”.

In English, we investigate the features of narrative, instructional writing and poetry. Our class stories for this term is ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and ‘Friend or Foe' by Michael Morpurgo. 
In Maths, we work hard to further develop our understanding of mathematical reasoning within Place Value, the Four Operations and Fractions. We then apply these skills in real life situations.

In Science, we are investigating Light. We will be discovering how our eyes help us to see objects as well as how light can be reflected and refracted.

Our topic work brings exciting cross-curricular activities in English, Art, Music, Computing and Design Technology. In Art we learn about the different types of drawing and painting skills to incorporate texture.

Term 2 - Spring

In the Spring Term we focus further on our narrative and report writing skills. Our class stories will be ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and The Watertower’ by Gary Crew.

Reading comprehension is developed by looking at using evidence from the text to support answers. 

In Maths we focus on Decimals and Percentages, moving towards Ratio. The children consolidate their knowledge of prime factors, square and cube numbers as well as revisiting factors and multiples. Efficient and strategic methods are developed further.

In Science, we focus on Living Things and their Habitats as well as Evolution and Inheritance.

Our topic work will be looking at how rivers work and why they are so useful to the world. The children will use dioramas to recreate a riverbed.


Term 3 - Summer

In the Summer Term we have lots to look forward to!

Our class stories will be ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman and ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll. Our topic for this term is Sustainability and Recycling. The children will be delving into the lives of children on the home front and finding out about the experience of the War for children as well as adults.

Following our SATs, we will be going to Robinwood in Todmorden for our residential visit.

In addition, we will be working towards our End of Year Show and our Leaver’s Assembly.

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Bolshaw Primary School

Cross Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3LW

Lynda Brown

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