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Year 6 - Pioneers (Miss Bruce) and Innovators (Miss Brown)

This Autumn term, we will be travelling back in time to discover what life was like in World War II.  During war, life in Britain changed dramatically and we will be finding our why the war began, which countries were involved and how life changed on the home front.  In English, we will be studying the novel ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian and throughout the novel study we will taking part in a range of immersive activities which will help us to develop a deeper understanding about the life of the evacuee William Beech.  Within lessons, we will use all of our learning and experiences to create writing of different genres including narrative, discussion and recount.


In maths, we will be developing and deepening our understanding of place value before moving on to completing calculations and problems involving the four operations.  We will be using formal written methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers then will complete decimal and fraction problems involving these operations.  In addition, as ever, we will be practising our times tables as knowing these is important for all areas of maths – lots of practise at home using ttrockstars will really help with this.

In Science, we will be focusing on light and electricity.  We will be thinking about how light moves and learning how light helps us to see.  We will learn about and build different types of circuit as well as continuing to develop our investigative skills and think about what makes a fair test.

In year 6, we have a big focus on personal organisation and independence. The children should ensure that they are organised for every school day:

  • P.E. Kit needs to be in school every day. 
  • Children need to be heard read at home 5 times a week with a record being made in planners.
  • Children need to practise their timestables up to 12 x 12 every week.
  • Homework needs to be completed to a high standard and given in on time. Book will go out on a Thursday and should be returned by Tuesday.
  • A water bottle and indoor shoes need to be in school every day.

Please follow us on twitter @rosehilljuniors@RRJMissBruce @RRJMissBrown to keep up to date with what we are up to in lessons.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to pop in and see us!