Year 6

Spring  – What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

Welcome to Year 6! We are Violet Class and Lilac Class!

Violet Class:
Class teacher: Mr Pullen
Teaching assistants: Ms Coxall & Mr Geen

Lilac Class:

Class teacher: Ms Wykes
Teaching assistants: Mrs Bell

It’s the start of a new year, we are so happy to be welcoming you all back to school!

This half term, our topic is ‘Ancient Greece’. With strong focuses on English, History and Art, we will be exploring where the Ancient Greeks fit into the chronology of the world’s history as well as how the Ancient Greeks lived, their achievements and their influence on the Western World. In English, we will be looking at the story of Odysseys and the Trojan Horse in order to write narratives, describing setting and character as well as exploring how to effectively build tension. Later on in the term, we will be engaging with argument and discussion texts to unpick how the Ancient Greeks influenced the way we live today. In History, we will be unpicking a variety of historical sources to explain why their may be different versions of a story and in Art, we will be exploring the world of collage, explaining and justifying our personal preferences as well as having a go at creating our own collages. 

In Maths, we will be building on our learning from last term with the topic of ‘Fractions, Decimals and Percentages’. We will begin by recapping our previous learning through ordering and comparing decimals, later moving to multiplying and dividing decimals. We will then begin to explore the relationship between fractions and decimals before starting the topic of ‘Algebra’ in the second half of the half term. In addition, we will continue to revise our Key Instant Recall Facts and Times Tables. Children will continue to take ownership of their own learning to focus on specific times table each week, practising these in school as well as at home.

This term, we will be continuing with our Music sessions with Mr Ecclestone as well as weekly Outdoor and Indoor PE sessions. Please make sure that your child comes to school wearing the appropriate PE kit for our PE sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays – no jewellery please. Home learning will be set weekly this term and will include a range of activities from different subjects. Children will also be able to access SpellingFrame for regular spelling practise, TimesTablesRockstars for regular times tables practise and Linguascope to revise French topics.

Useful Links

Y6 Key Instant Recall Facts for Maths Autumn 1

New to Year 6 Presentation

Reading and Spoken Language Age Related Expectations

Year 5/6 Spelling Word List

Writing Age Related Expectations

Maths Age Related Expectations

Science Age Related Expectations

Year 6 curriculum Information Spring 2