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Story Wood School Sowing the seeds of success

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

The Year 6 Team

Class Teachers - Mrs Dodson & Miss Saleh



Below: The Imperial War Museum that we visited on 15.11.19!

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Spring Topic

Our topic is Disaster (natural disasters) for the Spring term. The main things we will learn are:


  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate volcanoes and fault lines and identify countries that are most severely affected by earthquakes and other natural disasters.
  • Use their understanding of the structure of the earth and the movement of tectonic plates to describe and understand how a volcano is formed and why it erupts.
  • Describe and understand the processes that cause a volcanic eruption, an earthquake and other natural disasters.
  • Describe and understand the impact of volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters on human settlements.


  Our artist this half-term (Spring 1) is Joseph Wright of Derby and we are

focusing on improving our painting skills! 


Autumn Topic 

Our topic is Rule Britannia (The Vikings) for the Autumn term. The main things we will learn are:

  • Where the Vikings came from and where they settled.
  • Why the Vikings chose to settle in England.
  • The significant figures and key events that took place during the Viking period (for example, the attack on the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne).
  • What life was like for sailors, warriors, children and criminals.
  • Laws that the Vikings lived their lives by.Image result for vikings

Class information

PE - Our PE days are Wednesdays and every other Tuesday, but please have your PE kit in school every day in case we have an extra chance to do PE.


Home Reading – Remember the expectation is that children should be reading as much as possible but the minimum is 40 minutes. For each time children read (after having read for 40 minutes) they will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered into the Story Wood Reading Raffle which is drawn every Monday in Celebration Assembly. The more children read, the more tickets they will receive and the more chance they have of winning! So please read at home with your child as often as possible, let them read by themselves or to a sibling and make a note in their planner and sign it! Please bring it in on Mondays.

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Home Learning – Home-learning is always given out every WednesdayThis is to ensure children have the time to look and ask for help if needed before the hand-in date. It must be returned by the following Monday so that it can be marked and sent back to you. Please look after these as they will be used all year.


TTRS - log on to Times Tables Rock Stars and complete 10 garage games a week! 


Uniform – Please make sure your child’s uniform, PE kit and coat is clearly labelled. Jewellery is not allowed in school except for simple stud earrings which must be covered over with a plaster or removed during PE.

Fact Fluency Year 6 Overview - practise to become speedy and fluent in the areas below!

Autumn 1 - revision of times tables (up to 12 x 12)

Autumn 2 - finding 50, 25 and 10% of a number

Spring 1 - simplifying fractions

Spring 2 - fractions, decimals and percentages equivalence

Summer 1 - revision ahead of SATs

Summer 2 - final revision of all times tables (up to 12 x 12)

Useful Websites


  • Times Tables Rock Stars
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Read Theory
  • Bug Club (including Grammar Bug games)
  • Mathletics
  • Topmarks – Maths games
  • or visit his youtube channel – informative for Maths.
  • Watching Newsround daily to keep up to date with current affairs!

Photographs - see what we have been getting up to!

Holy Trinity RE Trip 05.11.19

London Trip 15.11.19

UDB Prayer Space 09.12.19