Year 6

What’s happening this half term?



In English we will be studying the book – ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill. It is about a man called Ernest Shackleton who was a polar explorer who dreamed of crossing the Antarctic. We will be writing job application letters to try to get a job as a member of the crew on their ship – The Endurance. We will also be writing a narrative to tell the tale of the crew’s adventures. In all our writing we will be working on including a wider range of punctuation in our writing, considering the level of formality that we are writing with and continuing to develop our editing and proof-reading skills.


This half term will be working on fractions – equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Throughout all work we complete in Maths, we will be developing our fluency, problem-solving and reasoning skills. Also, at the beginning of each lesson the children we will be doing a Daily Review – where the children review key methods/strategies and vocabulary taught in previous lessons. 


Our Science this half term is all about light and our learning question is ‘How can you light up your life?’ The unit focuses on the light, how we use it and how important it is to us. We will be looking at: how light travels, how light is used to reflect objects into our eyes, explain how we see things and how shadows are formed.  We will be carrying out an investigation to see how distance can change the size of our shadows. 


In topic this have term we will be looking at the Brazil and our learning question is ‘Why has Brazil got one of the world’s fastest growing economies?’ and the lead subject is Geography. We will be using maps and atlases, looking at key physical and human characteristics, we will understand similarities and differences in different regions and we will also understand key aspects of: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts. Throughout this unit of work we will be using a range of historical sources to gather our information and we will be linking this to ICT by using the laptops or the tablets.


In PE this half term we will be learning all about cricket! We are extremely lucky because coaches from Lancashire Cricket Foundation are coming in to provide us with opportunities to engage in a high-quality skills-based programme, with opportunities for the children to progress within cricket at school and in their community. Chance to Shine are a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities. The Lancashire Cricket Foundation are able to take cricket to new places and use the programme to ignite new passions and teach vital skills – we can’t wait!

Recent News

History and Design in Year 6

History and Design in Year 6

In Year 6 this term with have been looking at the Vikings in History and Design. We learnt a lot of interesting facts about them including: Were they always victorious and vicious? Why did they come to Britain? and What was Lindisfarne? This linked to our design...