TOPIC: Harriet Tubman

  • Consolidate mental maths work in the 4 operations.
  • To add, subtract, multiply and divide using efficient written methods.
  • To solve problems involving the 4 operations, fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • To describe a wide variety of 2D and 3D shapes as well as their properties.
  • To know the properties of shape as well as position and direction.
  • To be able to calculate using mental methods and mean average.
  • To write a detailed biography and autobiography

Harriet Tubman.

  • Children will learn about the inspiring life of Harriet Tubman and how she escaped slavery.
  • We will be studying the book Hugo Cabret, where children will be able to infer the writer’s perspective as well as understand how writer’s use structures to create coherence/impact.
  • The Piano – Short story with flashback introduces children to using different narrative techniques.

Electricity – Changing Circuits

  • To know how changing the thickness of a wire affects the brightness of a bulb, how changing the number of batteries affects the sound of a buzzer and how changing the number of light bulbs affects their brightness.

Animals, including humans

  • Learning the importance of keeping healthy & the impact it has on the human body.
  • Finding out how plants and animals in different habitats depend upon each other and are suited to their environment.
  • Discovering how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages.
  • To understand how changes in society create changes in the kind of crimes that are committed, as well as the ways in which they are punished.

Extreme Earth

  • Finding out about Earth’s extremes from raging tropical storms, violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.
  • To gain an understanding of how these extremes affect people, landscapes and their communities.
  • Learning how artists play with perspective, line and colour to create clever and mind-bending illusions.
  • To use techniques such as vanishing points and to apply the rules of perspective to create realistic interiors.
  • Computer Science – Learning about variables and conditional selection.
  • E-Safety covering passwords & cyberbullying.
  • Programming and Control – Using Ace Race, Constellations & Deep Space.

Musical instruments in Spring term – Singing with pitch, timing, rhythm and melody.

  • New beginnings – discussing friendships, being kind and caring.


Judo, Gymnastics and Dance



  • We will be studying the Hindu faith, learning about their place of worship – The Mandir.
  • Our School – Lear to talk about everyday routines and subjects studied at school.

YEAR 6 - Autumn Letter

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