Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy
Church Balk, Edenthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN3 2PP
Tel: 01302 884465
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Year 6

Maths Calculations – Year 5 & 6

English  Information- Year 5 and 6

SATs meeting for SATs 2023

Year 6

Spring 1 2023

Happy New Year Year 6. 

Here is what we will be learning this half term:

Curriculum focus: HISTORY – The Ancient Egyptians

Missing Angles and length:

Compare and classify
a range of geometric
Use angle facts to
find unknown angles

Coordinates and shapes

Draw a range of geometric  shapes using given dimensions and angles

Describe, draw, translate and reflect shapes on a co-ordinate plane

Recognise and construct 3-D shapes

Name and illustrate parts of a circle


Represent multiplication involving fractions

Multiply two proper fractions

Divide a fraction by an integer

Decimals and measure

Use, read, write and convert between standard units of measures; length, mass, time, money and volume as well as imperial units

Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

Calculate, estimate and compare the volume of cuboids

This half term we will also be focusing on knowing and remembering our Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) for SPRING. Please click on the link below for Year 6 SPRING KIRFs.

CP KIRFS Year-6-spring (1)

Reading: We shall be having a daily 35 minute reading session which shall focus on the main reading skills of: vocabulary, retrieval, inference, summarising and sequencing.  A BIG READ will take place each fortnight.

Spellings: We use the HEADSTART spelling program. The children will be doing daily learning, practising and applying in class.

Spellings Spring term

Writing: The Selfish Giant


Light Up Your World (Physics)

In this module children build on the work that they have done in Year 3 where they learned about light sources, how light enables us to see by reflecting from objects and how different objects reflect different amounts of light and shadows. Here they develop a more detailed understanding of mirrors and the reflections that they form, and apply this understanding to make a periscope. They are introduced to ray diagrams that can be used to represent the behaviour of light. They use these diagrams, together with the fact that light travels in straight lines, to explain the formation of shadows and how their size and shape can be affected. They explore refraction in a number of contexts to see how light does not always appear to travel in straight lines. They investigate how white light is made up of many colours of light and how these can be split apart by a prism or in a rainbow, as well as how the colours can be joined together to make white again. In several lessons children engage in illustrative practical activities to explore these phenomena. They also carry out a fair test investigation to measure the size of shadows compared to the relative positions of the light sources, the object making the shadow and the screen.


Christianity: Incarnation: Is anything Eternal?

  • How to save a life
  • Who belongs in this country?


Digital Literacy – Bletchley Park

Please bring your outdoor PE kit every TUESDAY. This half term the children be doing gymnastics.

Classroom Jazz – Listen and appraise, musical activities, performance



Language Angels: Phonetics 1 to 4 (C) Selection of Core Vocabulary lessons.

Printing- Lino cut, mono prints

The children will build on their knowledge of printing with found objects (FS1), creating collographs in relief (Y3), to explore further printing techniques in mono, relief with foam and lino.

Homework: CGP papers- Out on a Friday and to be brought back the following Friday  to go over in lesson.

Week days – Reading homework – 15 mins each day signed in the home reading record books – 20 times a month reading homework is expected in Key Stage 2

Reading records must be returned to school on Tuesday morning.

If you have any questions, worries or concerns please contact me using the class email:


Thank you.

Mrs N. Clemitshaw,  Mrs H. Mumford & Mrs L. Creighton