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Year 6

Week Beginning 1.11.21

How did that happen?! We have officially finished our first term in Year 6, and after some reflection time on Thursday, everyone agreed that they have found their first term of Year 6 a lot less scary than they thought it was going to be! We have had mental health talks from Bournemouth footballers, we have had time with our buddies, we have all received important roles and responsibilities that keep the Year 6 cogs turning smoothly and we have made it through out first mock Sats week successfully! All in all, I think we can all give ourselves a pat on the back and a hip-hip-hooray for all of our hard work and surviving our first term in Year 6! Well done, everyone!

Maths and English

In Maths we are going to be moving onto learning what a prime numbers and all the prime numbers up to 100. We will be learning about mental calculations and estimations as well as honing our arithmetic and reasoning skills.

In English, we are going to be using our project to guide our writing. Whilst studying our WW2 project, this week we are going to be writing letters. Some from soldiers at war and some from families to the soldiers. We hope to harness our emotions and put ourselves in others’ shoes to write letters with emotive language.


This week, we will be introduced to WW2 and the key dates. We will also be creating art work focusing on colour, silhouettes the theme of poppies.

Other news

  • PPA Days – PPA Days will be every other Friday and children should come in in their PE kits. The next PPA day is Friday 12nd November.
  • PE every Friday – We will be teaching indoor PE on the non-PPA Fridays, so children should wear their PE kits every Friday.
  • Project overview and Project homework – Topic overviews and homework will resume from this term and you will find these in the related learning section of this area. See below for information on our homework museum in the final week of this term. (scroll right to the bottom of the page)
  • MyMaths – MyMaths homework is also returning – head to our homework section below for more guidance.
  • MarvellousMe- MarvellousMe updates are returning. Children will be coming home with log on information in this first half term so you can get signed in again so you can receive the updates from teachers. MarvellousMe notifications will keep you up to date with targets children have been given in Feedback5 sessions.
  • Reading books -we would like to remind everyone to have a reading book in school – this can be a school or home book but we expect them to be read and experienced so that we can share recommendations and reviews of what we have read and really enhance our reading skills. We are displaying books that we’ve read in the classroom to get children talking about the stories they love and to inspire others to try new titles.


  • Project homework

Please find the project homework guidance in the related learning section below in week two. These should be completed by the date given date in the document and each child should aim to complete at least three activities. There is a wide range of activities available, some creative, some adventurous, some short and some long. Please try to pick a range of activities from different boxes, if you can!

Please remember to brring in your homework over THIS week ready for our homework museum. We are really looking forward to seeing all of your learning.

  • MyMaths

Each child will find all their MyMaths activities for all of Autumn 2 in their account from week 1. Each week they will be learning maths in school and then the following week they will complete the MyMaths activity linking to that topic so as to consolidate their learning and give them a chance to use the skills they have been taught independently.

This week children should complete the activity linking to:

    • Prime numbers

Previous learning:

    • Any activities linked to the four operations
    • Number and Place Value
    • Addition and Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Long or Short division
    • Division

If children are finding the activities too easy or too hard, feel free to let us know and we can adapt the activities.

  • Spellings

This week’s spellings to learn are:

    • ancient
    • correspond
    • forty
    • nuisance
    • secretary

Previous spellings to learn were:

    • amateur
    • convenience
    • foreign
    • neighbour
    • sacrifice

A document with all the Year 5 and 6 spellings can be found in the related learning section below. There will not be formal spelling tests – but we would love to see these being correctly used in their work during the year.

As always, if you need any help, just catch any of us on the gate at the end of the day and we will be happy to help!

See you all on Monday!

Mrs Dodd, Miss Martin and Mr Rockstar



Below are some resources you can use for optional additional activities if you so wish:

English reading activities

English reading activities should consist of reading an extract or short story and answering questions. Guidance here:



  • What are facts and opinions?
  • What does an author do?
  • What is inference?



  • All activities through this link



  • All activities through this link


SPaG – Spelling punctuation and grammar activities

  1. SPaG exam questions



Your username and password are in the password pack you received from school.

  • Apostrophes – Demo 1
  • Apostrophes – Demo 2
  • Homophone magic
  • Is it a noun?


  • You should be able to sign up for free and get some free questions.


  1. Glossary of Grammar terminology


  1. Grammar and punctuation information– click to be taken to the document


6. Year 5/6 spelling list – Y5 and 6 spelling list



Remember, MyMaths tasks will be set each week as identified in the weekly web update.  Please ensure that you do the tasks set for the week.  Remember, you also have access to Timetables Rockstars, too.

Remember, the Maths exam is split into three; one arithmetic paper and two reasoning papers.  The arithmetic paper is more calculation based, whereas the reasoning focuses more on the application of these skills.


Arithmetic – weekly arithmetic practise, very much in the style of the Year 6 tests. – arithmetic practise; select how many questions you want to try.


Daily arithmetic can be downloaded here:  1-4 13-16 17-20 21-24 25-26 27-30 31-34 5-8 9-12.


Reasoning – List of the different style of reasoning/problem solving questions. – access to a range of free papers in a very similar style to the tests. – Reasoning quick tests – Downloadable reasoning style questions, along with a brilliant explanation of what reasoning actually is. – excellent reasoning resource. You need to sign up for free, but then the download is also free.

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