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Year 6

Year 6 @ Mount Street Primary School

Welcome to the Summer Term 

WOW! This has been a very busy year and we are already in the Summer term.

Only a few weeks before  SATS, which commence on 13th May 2024 - a meeting will be held at the start of this term to tell you more about this. Let's see what we are going to be learning this term!


Ms Price will be working each day to teach the children with Mrs Blunt who will be the class in the mornings. We also have Mrs Lovejoy with us on Wednesdays. As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office.  We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.


Please come in to see us if you want to discuss anything regarding your child's education, health or welfare. 


Mrs Blunt, Mrs Lovejoy  and Miss Price 




This term, we will be continuing to develop our love of reading and our author focus will be on another of Emma  Carroll's books entitled ' Secrets of the Sun King. A mysterious package arrives on the doorstep of Lilian Kayes grandad. This package holds the key to a story about a king who archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends embark on an incredible journey to return te package to its resting place.


All of our writing this term will include writing mixed up fairy tales, portal stories , explanation text  linking to our science topic, writing instructions and poetry. We will continue to focus on using on a range of grammatical features including the use of colons and semi colons to join clauses, passive voice, the subjunctive form, parenthesis, relative clauses expanded noun phrases and the power of three.


This term we will continue with  area, perimeter and volume.Then  we will focus on statistcs , geometry, position and direction and probelm solving. We will also revisit problem solving. We will continue practise of arithmetic skills in preparation for our SATS. 


Throughout this term we will be looking at key events and key people from the period of Ancient Egypt. This will include : mummification, the pyramids, the importance of the River Nile and completing research about different Pharaohs.



This term's geography will focus on placing Egypt on the world map to support our  history topic of Ancient Egypt.



Our DT will be linked to our previous topic and we will design and make an electric buzzer game.



We start by studying another system of the human body, the circulatory system and how it is responsible for moving glucose and oxygen around the body. As well as considering how to keep healthy, we will also look at the impact smoking  including tobacco and other chemicals have on the body .After half term,  we will be studying simple physical and chemical  revisible and irreversible changes. We will also be learning about the affects of puberty, human reproduction and child birth.



During the first half of term we will focus on invasion games and gymnastics. We will then focus on practsing skills in preparation for Sport's day.



This term we will be focusing on the bible and beliefs. This will include looking at Christian beliefs about life after death and look at the similarites and difference between other faiths on this topic.



We will be looking at global connections and portraiture. We will be focusing on the proportions and positioning of features on a face.



In computing, we will be looking into ‘Big Data 2’ and transferring data, data usage, The internet of things and designing and preseting a smart school. We will also include a regular refresh of online safety.



We will focus on vocabulary associated with our bedrooms, recapping on the numbers to 100 and learning about a French city.



We will be learning to sing more melodically complex songs with increasing control of breathing, posture and sound projection and perform more musically complex pieces with increasing accuracy and control.

Useful information:

Home learning: This will be set at the following times:

Maths  and English Monday to be handed in on Friday.

Reading – 20 minutes reading daily. Reading books and diaries need to be in school each day.We ask that an adult signs the reading diary at least once per week.

 Pupils are able to complete quizzes at home for AR at the following website: The children know their logins and so should be able to access this from home. 

Spellings:  Set on a Monday ready for a Friday spelling test.

Games and PE.

Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, our two allocated hall slots are Monday and Friday. 

Kit:         Trainers, white shirt, blue or black shorts, football socks.

In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.

All items need to be clearly named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited. For health and safety, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that if they are wearing stud earrings in school they are removed or they have taped them for each session.

Reading for pleasure:  Remember that you can complete Accelerated Reader quizzes at home if you don't have time to do it in school.  Use this link: Welcome to Renaissance Place (

Useful Links





Here are some great maths resources - for young and old!


What is long multiplication?

We explain what the long multiplication method is and review how multiplication skills are built up through each year of primary school.


What is long division?

The long division method is used when you are dividing a large number (usually three digits or more) by a two-digit (or more) number.


Order of Operations

Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations and explore the order of operations using brackets.


Expanded Addition Using Place Value Counters

A step towards a more formal written method of columnar addition using place value counters.


Column Subtraction Using Place Value Counters - Tablet Version

A good starting place for teaching column subtraction. Helps children to visualise the processes involved.

Maths Calendar