Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123

Oak - Year 6 

       Mrs Whitaker, Mr Price, Mrs Phelps, Mrs McCarthy 


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Autumn Term

Key Information: 

Children can wear P.E. kits on a Monday as children will be either participating in swimming lessons or outdoor P.E. activities. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday. All instructions are provided in your child's yellow homework book. 

Spellings - Children will receive new spellings on a Monday to be tested on a Friday. In Year 6, we are using a phonics approach to learn our new words of the week. 

Reading books - Children will choose their reading book from their class library, which is a set of age-appropriate and challenging reading books. It is expected that they read for at least 20 minutes a day. Children will also have the opportunity to borrow a book from the school library. Children should note all their reading in their reading journal.   


Our first piece of writing will be an adventure story based on The Firework Maker's Daughter. Set in Ancient China, this tale tells the story of Lila, who more than anything wants to become a Firework Maker. But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time? During the writing process, children will learn about the difference between structures of informal and formal writing, the use of colons and the use of hyphens to avoid ambuigity.                                                                 


In maths, our first topic will be place value. Children will learn to read and write seven-digit numbers and understand the value of each digit. They will compare numbers and order them. Children will also explore partitioning of large numbers in different ways and examine why it is helpful to round numbers. Throughout our lessons, children will solve routine and non-routine problems involving larger numbers. Our next topic will be addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will continue to develop their confidence with algorithms. They will solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why; solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication
and division and use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the
context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

-   Science

Living things and their habitats - Classification Connoisseurs - Year 6 |  Teaching Resources

Our science topic is Living Things and their Habitats. Children will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. They will also learn to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


7,894 North And South America Map Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free  Images - iStock

This term our topic is the Amazing Americas. We will be analysing different maps of the Americas, which show both Human and Physical Geography features of the continents. Children will be considering the different countries that make up North America and South America. The focus area in South America will be Brazil and children will consider both physical and human features of this large country. In North America, the focus will be on the USA. 


 Don't forget! You can play Education CitySpelling ShedPurple Mash and Times Table Rockstars at home! 

Click on the words for the link to their webpage.

Please get in touch with me, either by ringing the office or through the class email if you have any questions or wish to discuss anything in more detail.