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

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:

School Council

School Council 1
Avia & Roland are delighted to be our School Councilors this year.

Class Agreements


  1. We listen to who is talking and respect their ideas.
  2. Respect the adults because they are all trying to help us
  3. If we give we receive
  4. Respect each other in class
  5. No giggling when people get things wrong
  6. Do not be scared to make mistakes
  7. Be polite when you want something off someone, or when someone gives you something
  8. Everyone should be kind
  9. Be positive about yourself and others
  10. Show kindness to people who are kind to you
  11. Raise your hand if you want to contribute
  12. Try your absolute hardest when you are working
  13. Be honest
  14. Share
  15. Show empathy
  16. Be trustworthy
  17. Have a positive mind set, not a fixed one
  18. Be a positive leader


Curriculum Information



Story Writing:  The children will consider how to incorporate good pace into different genres.  They will also look at how to include flashbacks into their tales. 


Persuasion and argument pieces:  The language features in these kinds of texts will be looked at by the children.  This will include persuasive letters. 


Plays:  The children will look at the structure of plays and how to include dramatic tension into their play-writing.


SPAG:  The children will look at more advanced examples of spellings, punctuation and grammar.


Explanations:  The children will look at how these text types are structured and their key features





Number:  The children will be revisiting long multiplication, long division and practical addition & subtraction questions.  They will also use ratio and percentages as a way of answering different problems.  The children will also work with negative numbers in context.


Measures:  The children will continue to work on their understanding of how to measure angles around a point, and the internal degrees for different polygons. 


Shape properties:  In this subject the children will revisit reflection and translation.  In addition the children will improve their understanding of 2D and 3D shape properties. 




The Transports. The very first transportation of people 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.




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.





The children will look at managing change.


This is obviously the year 6 children’s final term at the Spinney Primary School.  It is important that they have an opportunity to discuss their feelings about the changes that are ahead, as well as the changes that have happened in the recent past.



Physical Education and Games


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.



Design and Technology



The children will be making different sorts of pastries including different types of shortbread, crumble and cheese twirls.





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.



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.