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, Mr Arnison 

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Spring 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 linked to our science topic, which is Evolution and Inheritence. Children will write a non-chronological report, based on The Origin of Species. 

 During the writing process, children will learn about the features of reports, the  difference between structures of informal and formal writing and the use of punctuation to ensure clarity of meaning and avoid ambiguity.                                                                 


In maths, we will be calculating with fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions, including mixed numbers. Children will then multiply and divide fractions both by integers and fractions, before finding fractions of amounts. We will then be converting and calculating metric measures. 
Following this, we will be working to understand ratio, calculating problems involving ratio and scale factors. 
Our Key Recall Fact this half term is to know prime numbers to 100 and to be able to identify common factors of numbers. 
Throughout this term we will also be practising and developing our mental arithmetic skills. 
Remember children can play TimesTable Rock Stars at home- their login is in their reading journal. Mathletics tasks are set each week and Bitesize is a fantastic resource for understanding key vocabulary and concepts. Hit the Button provides good practice with those number bonds and types of number. NRich is also a brilliant problem solving resource.

-   Science

Year 5 & 6 Knowledge Organiser – Evolution & Inheritance Survival What  should I already know? Diagrams What will I


Our science topic is Evolution and Inheritance. Children will learn about inheritance and variation, that offspring vary and are normally not identical to their parents. They will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhavited the Earth millions of years ago. Children will also identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment and that adaptation may lead to evolution.  


Mayan Ruins in Mexico, Yucatan and Quintana Roo 

This term our topic is the Ancient Mayans. Children will learn when and where the Mayans lived and what it was like to live in a Mayan city. They will also discover what Mayan writing was like, how the Mayans told the time before considering the evidence around why the civilisation declined   


Our focus religion in the first half term is Judaism. We will be considering how Jews live their lives and how this has been informed by their prophets and kings. In the second half term our focus religion will be Christianity. Children will learn about what Christians believe about Jesus's death and resurrection. 



 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.