The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!


Mr Mawson - Class Teacher, Deputy Head

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A warm welcome to our year page. If your child is in Year 6 please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. Note that this page doesn't replace the school newsletters - those can be accessed here:

Class Agreements.

  1. Have fun.
  2. Be polite to each other.
  3. Raise your hand if you want to say something to the class.
  4. Challenge yourself
  5. This is a safe space to make mistakes
  6. Make sure that you do not distract anyone.
  7. Be supportive to contributors.
  8. Remember to walk around the school carefully.
  9. Be confident.
  10. Be neat with your work.
  11. Honesty is the best policy.
  12. Help others- inside and outside of the classroom.
  13. Be appreciative when you need to be.
  14. If someone misses something, help them out.
  15. Have your own ideas and think for yourself.
  16. Treat everybody the same.
  17. Treat everybody with respect.
  18. Try your best on all tasks.






For the curriculum information sheet for this term, please see below.

English, Music and Drama


The children will be performing Mary Poppins Jr. A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellows. New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh. Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

This will be performed at the Atrium Hall, Netherhall secondary school on Wednesday 17th July and Thursday 18th July.




Number: The children will be identifying patterns; using formulae to complete calculations.

Measures:  The children will be making objects for a purpose.  They will also be using directions and bearings. 

Using and applying:  The children will be looking at sequences; practical problems and methodical ways of working including to solve problems.  The class will also be creating accurate models using different materials.


Religious Education


What is it like to be a Christian in the dioceses of Vellore?


The Church of South India is the result of the union of churches of varying traditions: Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed. It was inaugurated in September 1947.  The children will be learning about all of these things and more concerning Vellore.




Year 6 will build on their French skills by learning vocabulary associated with buying food in a French café. There will be many opportunities for role play which will develop their speaking and listening skills in particular.




The children will look at managing risk:  how they can measure up situations and judge how much risk is involved in a particular action. 

Also they will look at different safety contexts.  In this unit they will consider where safe and unsafe places may be.

In addition the year 6 children will also be taking part in r.s.e. lessons.



Physical Education


Net Games:  The children will develop and practice their skills at projecting a ball over a net.  The children will look at how to apply some of the basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.  Also he children will work on how to collaborate effectively with each other and communicate their ideas about game strategy.


Athletics:  The class will be running short and longer distances; learning about how to pace themselves.  In addition they will be looking at the techniques used in relay racing, and hurdling as well as other athletic disciplines such as throwing different weighted and balanced objects e.g. balls, quoits and javelins.  They will be aiming for longer and more accurate distances.


Batting and fielding:  Rounders:  The class will be looking at the important triumvirate of backstop, first base and bowler.  The children will understand the importance of team work when playing rounders. The class will also apply their learning of fielding and batting to games of cricket.




The Transports. The very first transportation of convicts from Britain to Australia took place in 1792.  The children will be comparing this aspect of history and comparing it to similar situations today such as the plight of refugees around the world.




The children will use the internet to find out about the 5 key biomes around the world.  They will research what kinds of animals live in these places, what kinds of plants grow there as well as what natural and man-made problems these regions face.




Internet use:  The children will continue to learn the importance of internet safety when undertaking research about biomes in geography.


Coding:  The children will build on their previous knowledge of coding and digital making, and develop skills to code more efficiently towards a desired aim.


Design and Technology


Moveable vehicles: 

The children will create a moving vehicle that can be propelled without the aid of an electric motor.  They will use a range of materials and tools and learn the importance of measuring, cutting and joining accurately.



The children will be making different sorts of pastries including jam tarts, crumble and shortbread. 



The children will be cutting, fixing and sewing different materials and creating some new slippers!


Home Learning

The main homework during the second half of the summer term will be for the year 6 to learn their part for the performance of Mary Poppins Jnr.











I have always found the above link helpful - Grammar For Writing: Glossary - and the following two supplementary resources are recommended for work at home:

Activities outside the classroom


Year 6 will be helping in the school garden this term and keeping the area tidy.


Also year 6 will be taking part in a project involving Michael Rosen called, 'Torn from Home'.  This is linked to Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.


There will be lots of Easter activities going on later on in the term.  There is also a visit to St. Andrews Church on Monday 1st April to celebrate Mothers Day.