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Welcome to Year 6!


Welcome to Year 6. I hope that you all had a fantastic summer break and are ready for our new exciting year together in Year 6. This half term, we have  lots to look forward to as we continue on our learning journey, working and worshipping together.  Attached below is a summary of the subject focuses we will be looking this half term.









In English, this half term, we will become immersing ourselves in the world of fantasy as we base our writing and reading outcomes on the fantastic 'Nowhere Emporium' by Ross MacKenzie.


When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. 
Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms -- rooms that contain wonders beyond anything Daniel has ever imagined. 
But when Mr Silver disappears, and a shadow from the past threatens everything, the Emporium and all its wonders begin to crumble.
Can Daniel save his home, and his new friends, before the Nowhere Emporium is destroyed forever 



Throughout the unit, the children will have some wonderful opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of fantasy fiction based on a harsh reality and we will have some wonderful opportunities to generate a range of independent writing outcomes to secure their End of Key Stage Teacher Assessment judgements in writing. These include: biography, poetry, diary entries and narratives from different characters’ perspectives.





In Mathematics, we will be starting the year by consolidating and building on our knowledge of number and place value. We will focus our skills on being able to:


  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.


Following this we will develop our skills on using the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In this unit we will focus on being able to:

  • Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding as appropriate for the context.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of short division, interpreting remainders according to the context.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.


You can help your child at home by helping them to practice their times tables and division facts. Just ten minutes a day will make all the difference to their rapid recall. 



‘God loves each of us as if there was only one of us.’ (St Augustine)


At Sacred Heart, Religious Education is at the core of the core curriculum, it is embedded in everything we do and say. This half term in Year 6 we will be busy looking at how we can develop our respect for community values and life of other cultures and other religious communities. We will analyse the Christian values which inform love of neighbour and oneself and the ways in which love of neighbour can be shown at home, locally and globally.



This term in History, we will be focussing on our local History of Preston Docks: In this unit of work we will be:


Using dates and a wide range of historical terms when sequencing events and periods of time

Developing chronologically secure knowledge of the events and periods of time studied

Acknowledge contrasting evidence and opinions when discussing and debating historical issues

Use appropriate vocabulary when discussing, describing and explaining historical events

Describe the impact of historical events and changes

Recognise that some events, people and changes are judged as more significant than others.



Our Science topic this half term will focus on Biology as we look closely at the classification of plants and animals. In this unit we will be working by learning about how we can:


  • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals and
  • Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based in specific characteristics.










In French this term, we shall be looking at opinions and preferences. In this unit we will practice and develop our skills at:

  • understanding the main points and some detail from a short spoken passage e.g. someone talking about their friends, their home town, school, likes and dislikes etc
  • expressing simple opinions and their pronunciation is generally confident and accurate
  • writing a short text on a familiar topic using reference materials / support.



Art  this half term will see Year 6 working to hone and use skills to be able to:

  • use Pop art techniques and layering to create a 3D cityscape
  • understand how to use a palette knife and paint to create textured cityscapes
  • replicate cityscape photos using different mediums
  • explore how to create re-flections of cityscapes on water
  • understand how to add detail into cityscape ink drawings
  • create a cityscape using any media of choice.


We will use Georgia O'Keefe as our inspirational artist to help us to create our masterpieces.



ICT this year is a project that will take us through the whole academic year as we become App. Planners. This half term we will be working towards the outcome of producing a presentation to pitch a smartphone or tablet app. By the end of the half term, the children will be confident in:


  • Independently selecting, using and combining a wide range of software on a variety of devices. 
  • Designing and creating a range of digital assets such as programs, systems and multimedia content for a defined purpose and audience.
  • Using advanced searches including the use of operators.
  • Developing their computational thinking can demonstrate that they can decompose and evaluate their tasks and correct errors in their algorithms and programs. 



Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education this half term is dedicated to 'It's Our World'. In this unit, the class will be encouraged to think about:


Recognising their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals; 






In Music this half term all our learning will focus around 'Happy'  In this unit children will be working to:


  • listen to and appraise a range of songs.
  • explain what is meant by identity and culture.
  • create, perform and evaluate music which reflects their identity.





General Class information



By Year 6, children are confident with reading, the task now is to ensure that children understand what they are reading.  It is important that they read a wide variety of genres and text types.  Fiction, non-fiction, leaflets, websites, newsletters etc.  The more children read and discuss the deeper their understanding becomes.  Encourage the children to explain what they have read, ask them questions and describe how they know the answers.  On occasion allow them just to read for pleasure, because they want to and they are enjoying it.  Read with them and continue to read to them.  Love books together!





PE sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons. Remember to arrive in school each Wednesday in full PE kit and trainers or pumps. You will remain in your PE kit for the entire day. PE kit must consist of black leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a red school PE top or plain red t-shirt


Snack & Water

Toast is available to children for snack.  Children must pay £1 at the beginning of the week via the ParentPay app for a slice of toast each day.  Children are able to bring in their own snack for playtime.  This can be a cereal/breakfast bar, fruit or veg. If you would like your child to bring in their own bottle, please ensure the bottle is clearly labelled with the child's name.




Mrs Patel and Mrs Nash will both be working closely with the class each day and each Thursday the children are fortunate enough to be taught by Mrs Eddleston for the entire day.


If you have any queries or just want to chat about your child's progress, feel free to make an appointment with the school office.  


Mrs Livesey.

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