Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham!

Spring Term 2, 2019
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

Welcome back everyone.

This is a very important half term – here is an overview of what your child shall be learning in the Spring 2 half-term in year 6:

Year 6 will take part in shared and guided reading sessions to improve reading comprehension along with a rigorous focus upon revising spelling, punctuation and grammar activities. Also, the children shall be taking part in lots of writing, reading and spoken word activities.


SATs revision will look at all maths objectives from the year 6 curriculum in preparation for their assessments in May.

Some of the areas of study this half term shall include:

  • Decimal Place Value
  • Decimal Addition and Subtraction
  • Choosing methods – four operations
  • Calculating compound shapes
  • Grids and co-ordinates
  • Mental multiplication and division
  • Mean, mode and median
  • Difficult division
  • Time and Money
  • Comparing and ordering numbers
  • More about algebra
  • Geometric shapes
  • Fractions of an amount
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentage equivalents

Topic – How do we light up our world?
This is a science based topic focusing up different sources of light.

Fossils – science link to evolution and inheritance.

Looking at the human effects of EXTREME EARTH

Low Voltage and Light up the world

We shall use computers to support our topic work. This shall include internet research, using Power point, Scratch simple coding and programming.

Is Christianity still a strong religion 2000 years after Jesus was on Earth?

FUNS PE and Games program continues each week, therefore children will need to bring their outdoor games kit at the start of the week to be kept in school.  In year 6, PE will take place on a WEDNESDAY.

Monday: Spelling pattern/rule (spelling test on Friday)
SATs homework will be given to reinforce learning during the week during this half term using both the CGP packs still to complete and any other learning that is needed prior to the assessments in May.

Times Tables
We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables. Year 6 need to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12. They will also need to know the inverse operation of these to use when dividing and working with fractions. Your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2, therefore your support in this would be most appreciated, thank you.

Reading – 10 minutes homework for 5 nights a week!
Please remember to hand in signed reading records each Monday.
Children in KS2 are expected to read at least 20 times in the month. For reading 20 times they will get a GOLDEN TICKET. Please continue to read with your child their school reading books and any books/magazine from home – READING is FUN!!

If you have any worries or concerns please come and see me as soon as possible; no worry is too small. The best time to do this is after school at 3:30pm.

Thank you for the continued support in helping with your child’s learning!

Mrs J. Shelton