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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, 


Happy new year! We hope you have had a great Christmas holiday and have found the January return to school positive. Please find below, a summary of the learning that Year 6 will be covering this term. The Spring term is a very important term for Year 6 children nationwide in the build up to the SATs tests in May. We will be supporting the children in the build up to these statutory tests that all Year 6 children will be sitting between the 9th and the 12th of May. More information on SATs will be sent to you and will advise you on how you can support your children at home before half term.


Our history topic for this term is 'The Ancient Greeks’. 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 Year 6 (@GMPS_Year6) / Twitter for further updates. Also check the Year 6 teams page for updates and key messages from the teachers. 


This term we will be learning...


Ratio, algebra, decimals, fractions/decimals/ percentages, area, perimeter and volume and statistics. 


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: diary writing and narrative writing (Rose Blanche), non-chronological reports (on Greece), Percy Jackson (narrative - extended), Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate factory (description) and Hansel and Gretel - Inside the Villains (narrative - dialogue focus). 


This term we are going to be covering the topics: habitats (classification) and light.

Topic – History focus 

The Ancient Greeks- how did influential Greeks have an impact on our lives today?

Art and D&T 

In Art we will learning about painting and mixed media creations by looking at the artists David Hockney, Paula Rego, Fiona Rae and Lubaina Himid and creating our own composition using chosen techniques as modelled by these famous artists. 

In D&T we will be researching different types of bread from around the world so we can create our own loaves.


Computer systems and networks – Looking Python coding and data handling.


In French we will be practising key vocabulary and phrases. 


In RE we will be learning about Hinduism and Christianity.


In values we will be looking at being 'cooperative' and 'reliable'. We will also be learning about safety and our changing bodies.

P.E . 

During the first half of the term we will be doing rugby with Rob Cook (rugby coach) and hockey. After half term we will be Dance and football.

Outdoor learning 

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



Thank you for your continued support,


Mrs Perry, Mrs Bennett and all of the Year 6 team.


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.