Year 6



Miss Cunningham

Welcome to Y6’s Class Page! 

On our class page, you will find lots of information about what we are learning in class and photographs to share our experiences. There will also be lots of links for you to follow and documents that you will be able to use to help you with your learning.

We are entering Spring term reading a classic fictional tale ‘The Selfish Giant’ where we will be building our writing composition and skills to write our own fictional narrative based on the story.

Year 6 Content

Year 6 Religious Education

Religious Education in as the heart of everything we do in Year 6. As well as our weekly Come and See lessons, we take part in daily Collective Worship. This is a time for us to reflect on the day that we have and the Gospel Values.

We will start the term by looking at the theme of loving. Through this topic, we will explore the story of the Prodigal Son and how this links to the Gospel Values of forgiveness and unconditional love.

We then move on to exploring vocation and commitment.  During this topic, the children will considered the meaning of both of these words and think about that they need to do to be committed to their vocation.

Year 6 English

In Year 6, we will spend time building up the skills taught in Year 5. To start, we will be reading ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’. This book is written from the perspective a young girl during WW2.  We will be perfecting our skills of expanded noun phrases, passive voice and direct speech.

At Sacred Heart we use the Oxford Owl website to help encourage our pupils to read. We have given your child a class login and password to access the Oxford Owl website, it can be found at the front of their Learning Story Book.

Oxford Owl is an award winning website to help support children’s learning at home. Oxford Owl Reading has 250 free eBooks for you to share with your child as well as simple ideas, top tips, activities and games to help your child with their reading at home. You will also find advice from educational experts on many areas including phonics, motivating boys and how to support your child with their reading. Helping your child to learn to read and learn to love reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give them…and Oxford Owl will help you every step of the way.

The ebooks collection of free books provides books for children aged 3-11years. These include a range of different types of books all graded so you can find the perfect book for your child to share and enjoy. Each book includes ideas about what to do before and during reading. For older readers there are book quizzes and book lists to encourage them to read similar books.

These books compliment the books we read in school at Sacred Heart.
Simply log in and keep reading!

Please click the link below to access the Oxford Owl website.

Click on the links below to read interesting short stories and online texts:

Year 6 Maths

We will be begin the year by recapping our place value knowledge of numbers to 10,000,000. Next, we will develop our calculating skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. From here, we will focus on building our knowledge of fractions and manipulating them to solve reasoning and problem solving questions.

Pupils at Sacred Heart follow the Liverpoool Maths Planning, which has been devised and developed by members School Improvement Liverpool. The Liverpool Maths team developed this document to support effective implementation of the New National Curriculum.

In order to develop fluency in mathematics, children need to secure a conceptual understanding and efficiency in procedural approaches.  This resources highlights the imporance of making conenctions between concrete materials, models and images, mathematical language, symbolic representations and prior learning.

There is a key focus on the teaching sequence and ensure that children have opportunities to practise the key skills whilst building the understanding and knowlegde to apply these skills into more complex application activities.

This programme also provides a list of key, basic skills that children must continually practise as they forma the building blocks of mathematical learning.

Useful Resources:

Please visit  The Home of rich mathematics.

Please visit    The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

Please visit  Useful resources from the BBC for all Key Stages.

You can also try the Maths Invaders Game, just click on the link below:

   KS2 Maths – Maths Invaders Game

Across the Curriculum

The children will be exploring a range of different topics throughout the year. In science we will be exploring circuits and use these skills in D.T. to build a remote control car. Each week, the children will be going swimming to build up their stamina and reach their goal of swimming a whole length without stopping. In music, we will continue to learn to play the glockenspiel and learn a range of songs.

SATs Preperation

Below are some websites that have a range of games on which will help with your homework and revision

Topmarks – maths games to help with revision:
Topmarks Maths Games

BBC website with links to English, Maths and many more subjects:
BBC Maths

Clarity Maths a range of maths games including Roman Numerals and Fraction, Decimal and Percentages:
Clarity Maths Games

Clarity Maths also have a kit to help you with your SATs:
SATs Survival Kit

Year 6 Fun

Year 6 Galleries