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Year 6

Year 6 @ Mount Street Primary School

Welcome to the Autumn Term 

Welcome to Year 6!  I hope that you will enjoy your final year at Mount Street.  Obviously, my aim this year is to prepare you for your transition to secondary school as well as for SATS, which commence on 8th May 2023 - a meeting will be held in the Spring term to tell you more about this. That’s a long way off so, let's see what we are going to be learning this term!



This term, we will be continuing to develop our love of reading and our author focus will be on Emma Carroll as our class book is 'Letters From the Lighthouse'.













Mrs Hibbert  will be working each day to teach the children with Ms Pooley working to support the class in the mornings.  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.


Our writing this term will be linked to our History: World War II. We will be writing warning tales, diaries, figurative poetry and explanation.  Within all our writing, we will be seeking to demonstrate how we can use and apply the grammar we have been taught through each unit.


This first half of term, we will be focusing on place value and the four operations. After half term, we will focus on fractions using all four operations and we will be converting units.


In Science, we will be studying electricity, creating circuits in series and parallel and identifying if a circuit will work.  In the second half of term we will be studying light, how it travels and how we are able to see.


Our history topic is about World War II and its effect on Plymouth, Britain and Europe. We will explore key battles and turning points as well as the Holocaust.


Art & DT

In art we will be sketching, drawing and colouring poppies and we will then design and create our own clay poppy to support our Remembrance Service in November.  In DT we will be designing and building a model bird hide.


This term, we will be learning about coding and the role that Bletchley Park played in World War II.  In the second half of term with will be programming, learning what HTML is and understand that web pages are written and transmitted in HTML. We will play and understand the game ‘Rock paper scissors’ including writing instructions for it.  We will be learning what a flowchart is and how we use one to create games as well as ‘debug’ them.


We will be following the ilanguages programme of study using a variety of conjugations of être (to be) and avoir (to have) to ask and answer a series of questions.  We will learn to tell and ask the time and understand more about the daily routine in France.


We will learn about the important role that music played during the Second World War in keeping up morale both at home and abroad. We will learn about The Big Band Sound and Dame Vera Lynn.



Our focus this term is ‘Being Me in My World’.  We will:

  • Identify goals for the year
  • Know that there are universal rights for all children
  • Understand that personal actions affect other people locally and globally
  • Make choices about my own behaviour
  • Understand how an individual’s behaviour can impact on a group
  • Understand how democracy and having a voice benefits the school community


Dance, indoor athletics, multi skills and games will be our focii across the whole of the term.


In Religious Studies we will be examining whether  science and religion are in conflict or whether they can  complement each other?  In the second half of term we will be studying Judaism.



Useful information:

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

Maths – Monday to be handed in on Friday.

English – Wednesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday.

Reading – 20 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in 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 Teams on a Monday ready for a Friday spelling test.

Games and PE.

Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, games is on Monday and PE on Thursday 

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

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

Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited.

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