Year 6 2023 - 2024

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Miss Tyrer 5/6LT

Miss Shepherd 6BS

Miss Shepherd 6BS

Mrs Megginson 6DM

Mrs Megginson 6DM

Welcome to Year 6!


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Our history topic this term is...


War Over Time


By the end of Autumn Term, we will know when World War 1 and World War 2 began and ended and some of the main countries involved in the wars. We will know some of the main reasons why the wars began and the impact the wars had on the people of Britain. We will know how women’s roles changed before, during and after the wars.  We will make comparisons between WWI and WWII, and we will understand the consequences of the First and Second World War, and the ways in which Britain had to rebuild post war. We will have considered what has been learned from WW1 and WW2 and make connections to modern day wars and conflicts. 




In English this term, our focus text is Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt.


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Stars at morning, better take warning.
Stars at night, hope is in sight.

Helen recalls her childhood during the Nazi occupation of France and the mounting persecution of the Jewish people.

On the eve of her birthday, Helen is excited to celebrate with her best friend Lydia. But when a fearful woman appears at Helen's house, Lydia suddenly wants to go home early, and Helen can't understand why. Does it have to do with the yellow star that both Lydia and this woman are wearing? Why are people in hiding and using strange names? What is Lydia afraid of?

Set during the World War II Nazi occupation of France, this is a powerful story of friendship, fear, and the hope we must always hold dear.



Our mastery targets in English this term are:

  • *To use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely 
  • *To use passive verbs
  • *To link ideas across paragraphs using a wide range of cohesive devices
  • *To integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action


Exploring Guided Reading in the Primary Grades - KNILT


This term, we will be reading, 'When We Were Warriors' by Emma Carroll in our whole class reading sessions.

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A body washed up on the beach . . .
Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets . . .
An animal rescue service . . .

Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. 

Mastery Keys 


*Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence.

*Evaluate authors’ language choice, including figurative language. 

*Make comparisons within and across books   




In Autumn 1, we will be focusing on the topics 'Place Value' and 'The Four Operations' in maths lessons.

Our mastery targets for our place value unit are:

1.  To read, write order and compare numbers up to ten million (10,000,000)

2.  To round any whole number up to ten million to a degree of accuracy

3.  To investigate powers of ten

4.  To use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero

5.  To solve number problems and practical problems that involve the above



Our mastery targets for the four operations unit are:

1.   Multiply up to 4-digit numbers by a 2-digit number using the formal written method

2.   Divide numbers up to 4-digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of long division and interpret remainders

3.   Divide numbers up to 4-digits by a 2-digit number using the short division method where appropriate

4.   Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations

5.   Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers

6.   Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations

7.   Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in context, deciding which methods to use and why



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Year 6 will have P.E and COJO's on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure children have a weather-appropriate kit for these P.E. days, which includes a white top and black/navy joggers/shorts. Both PE sessions may take place outside for this half term, so it may be best for children to wear an outdoor kit for both lessons.




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