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Year 6 (Jazz) 2022 - 2023

Miss Ly

Welcome to Year 6! 

This is the final year of your Pippins primary school experience and we are going to begin as we mean to go on! 


In guided reading we will studying Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, exploring chapter by chapter. We will begin by getting to know the characters and go on their journey together. We aim to make predictions, exercise our inference skills and put ourselves in the author's shoes. 

In writing we will be basing some of our work around the same text. In Autumn 2, we will be moving on to Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian. This classic text is set in 1939 and follows the story of William Beech and his relationship with Tom Oakley (Mr Tom), the man who reluctantly allows him to stay when he is evacuated to Little Weirwold. We will be using dialogue to enhance characterisation, planning key events to include in a narrative, practising drafting, extending and editing our work and thinking about appropriate vocabulary to use when engaged in public speaking.  

We will continue learning spellings from the Year 5/6 national curriculum list and other words with associated spelling patterns. We will also be learning key terms and vocabulary as we come across them in our learning this half term.


In Maths we begin this half term with Place Value, where we will be familiarising ourselves with numbers up to 10,000,000. Moving on, we will be recapping the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using methods which are effective and exploring problem solving using a range of the operations.


This half term, we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritence. This project teaches children how living things on Earth have changed over time and how fossils provide evidence for this. They learn how characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring and how variation in offspring can affect their survival, with changes (adaptations) possibly leading to the evolution of a species.


Our History unit for this term will focus on Britain at War. We will be learning about the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period. We are hoping to go on a school trip to enhance our learning on this subject. 


Some of our computing sessions will be dedicated to e-safety as we use the internet to research for our humanities topics. In other sessions we will be learning about databases. We will be using formulas to produce calculated data and experimenting with changing data inputs to affect the output of the calculation.  

Art, DT and Music

In DT, we will be revisiting a range of simple sewing stitches, including ways of recycling and repurposing old clothes and materials. In Art, we will be exploring a unit on propaganda posters and looking at effective methods to encourage people to go to war. We will be using a range of different art media to create our own. In Music, we will be experiencing WW2 songs where we will be developing pitch, control and confidence when singing.


General Reminders

  • PE will be on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on those days. Please also ensure that any earrings are removed for PE.
  • Homework will be set on a Friday, to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Topic projects will be given out at the beginning of term and completed by the penultimate week of the term. 
  • Children are expected to read every night, please ensure this is recorded in their reading records. Reading records will be checked on a weekly basis and reads will be counted as part of our new reading challenge. The aim is to read daily for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Spelling rules will be taught on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please note, there will not be a list of spellings, but a rule to be learned. 

We thank you for your continued support in this final year of your child's learning here at Pippins. If you have any queries or questions, please come and see me after school, or email me at: 

Miss Ly 


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