Year 6

Autumn 2 – Should Shakespeare still be taught in schools today?



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

Violet Class:
Class teacher: Mr Pullen
Teaching assistants: Ms Coxhall

Lilac Class:

Class teacher: Ms Wykes
Teaching assistants: Mrs Bell

This half term, our topic is ‘Shakespeare’. With strong focuses on English, Geography and History, we will be exploring Shakespeare’s life and how he came to be widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. In English, we will be exploring ‘Macbeth’, performing different extracts, translating them and re-writing them in Modern English. In Geography, we will be looking at how Scotland, the setting of Macbeth, has changed since the Shakespearean era and in History, we will be exploring how Richard III is portrayed through a range of historical sources.

In Maths, we will be looking at Place Value and Decomposing Shape. We will first be comparing and ordering numbers to ten million before moving on to exploring the nets of 2D and 3D shapes. 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 PE sessions of Hockey and Indoor PE sessions of Gymnastics. Please make sure that your child has the appropriate PE kit in school for our PE sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Lilac) or Fridays (Violet) – 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 practice.


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