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Year 6

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Welcome to Year 6! On this page you will learn some key information about how life will be in Year 6 and also there are links above to our class Twitter pages where you can find regular updates on our learning adventures. Below you will find our yearly topic overview and the current terms information letter. Enjoy!




Great Malvern Primary School



Dear Parents,


Welcome to Year 6! We hope you have had a great summer holiday and have found the return to school positive.

 Please find below, a summary of the learning that Year 6 will be covering this term.


Our topic for this term is ‘The Victorians’. The primary focus of our learning is going to be based around history, but it will include a variety of curriculum areas such as geography, Design Technology, Art and Science. If your child does anything at home that supports our topic, please share it with us or send it in as it’s always lovely to see their enthusiasm for their learning!


For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to follow us on twitter at our Year Group page @GMPS_Year6 for further updates. Also check our teams page for updates and key messages from the class teacher.




Place value (focus on numbers to 10 million), addition and subtraction (mental and written methods) multiplication and division, fractions and measurement.


This term we will be using various texts and short videos to facilitate our learning where we will be covering a range of genres including: Beowulf, The Land of Neverbelieve, non-fiction (biography), newspaper reports, Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin.


This term we are going to be covering the topics: Evolution and inheritance.

Topic – Geography focus

The Victorians: Including the British Empire in Victorian Britain, the Industrial revolution, factory conditions, life in the town and countryside, the main changes in transport, a study of Victorian schools and how the Victorians changed the way we care for the poor.

Art and D&T

In Art we will be studying a unit called Make My Voice Heard which involves lots of different techniques including Graffiti art. In the second half term, we will be focussing on D&T and looking at textiles combining different fabric shapes.  


We will be focussing on key computing skills and computer systems and networks – Looking at Bletchley Park Python coding.


In French we will be practising our French phonics to support our pronunciation throughout the year.


In RE we will be learning about Christianity and Christian values for example how does faith support people when life gets hard and the discussion between creation and science.


In PSHE we will focusing on our school values of ‘generosity’ and ‘support’. We will also be celebrating our own special features in ’being me’ and celebrating our differences.

P.E .

During the first half term, our indoor focus will be fitness and in our outdoor lessons we will be working with a Cricket Coach from WCC. Swimming lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons during the second half of the Autumn term (5 weeks) alongside Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) in outdoor PE.

Outdoor learning

We are also planning on visiting forest school throughout the term to our topics in science and our Victorians work.


   Additional Information

P.E. kit

Both classes will continue to have their PE sessions on a Wednesday and Friday, so they need to make sure they have their P.E. Kits in school for these days.

We will let you know when we are swimming.



Children should take their reading books home daily and read each day. It is really important to ensure that either you or your child is writing in their reading diary each night to discuss what they have read.


Words will be set once a week on a Tuesday and will be tested the following Monday. Please support your child in learning the spellings they bring home.

Additional homework

In readiness for high school, we will be setting the children homework tasks and challenges on teams, TT rockstars and Education City.  Your child will receive a password for TT rockstars and Education City.  We expect the children to check their Teams notifications regularly for updates or assignments.  We will alternate between a Maths and English focus.  We also provide Homework Club time within school where children can access the laptops.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Perry, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Paynter & Mrs Smout



Keep up to date with our learning on our Year group Twitter page. For current news and updates also see our new Facebook page.



Home learning weblinks


For all subjects

BBC Bitesize are starting daily online lessons from Monday 20th April



Links to White Rose maths ideas and lessons 

A range of different reasoning and problems solving lessons live streamed daily on YouTube 


Jane Considine Sentence Stackers


Pobble 365




- All of the children have received a username and password for this website and a brief letter of how to access the online games and activities that are on there. 

- Teachers have not yet set which activities they want your child to access, so for now we would like them just to explore the games that they wish to try. To do this click on the 'subjects' heading on the side menu. 

- Then choose English, maths or science and try games either at the age they are working at or below to build some confidence to begin with.

- Once your child's teacher has set any classwork for them to do on here they will let you know via Twitter and their year group page. This will be by the Easter holidays to enable your child to have time to work through their home learning packs first.


- If you have problems connecting please contact via email to the office which will be forwarded to me so I can sort any issues. 


Thanks, Mrs Perry.