Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

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Class 20

Welcome to Year 6!


Class 20 - Year 6

Class Teacher: Mr Davies
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs Nash


We are very excited to start the Autumn term in Year 6 and look forward to all the fantastic work and exciting topics that we will be discovering together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 20 this term.



In English this term, the children will be reading a selection of short stories with an underwater theme, and discovering the modern classic: ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.  In Maths, we will be increasing confidence in the written methods of calculation and exploring decimals, percentages and fractions in more detail. During the afternoons, our topic will be ‘The Americas', where the children will learn about the geographical differences between North and South America and the fascinating history of the Mayan culture.



The children will continue to bring home their Home-School Diary in order to log their reading activity at home.  This can be reading from their school book, but can also include the reading of their own magazines, comics, recipe books - the ideas are endless!  Don't forget that we also have the use of Active Learn where you can access hundreds of free books allocated by us and specific to your child's reading level. Use the school login: srtt - along with your child's username and password (you can find these in their home-school diary).


Our multi-skills lessons are on a Monday and children should attend school in full PE kit on this day.  Please ensure that the PE kit is suitable for all weathers, as we will be outside come rain or shine! 

This term we will also be swimming!  Our swimming day is Wednesday afternoon, so it is important that you remember your swimming kit and towel on this day. 



The Home-School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading.  It is here that you will also find the log-in details for many of the applications we use at school.

There will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart. Using Times Tables Rock Stars at home is fun and challenging as well as being designed to increase fluency and confidence.  The log-in details for this can be found in the front of the Home-School Diary.  

Spellings will be handed out for the children to stick into the diary on a Friday, with a spelling test for these words on the following Friday.


Mr Davies










Year 6 - Curriculum Overview - Autumn