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

01274 832123

Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Oak - Year 6 

       Mrs Whitaker and Mr Price 

          Remember if you need to contact us please use our class email - mrs.whitaker@denholmeprimary.co.uk



Autumn Term

Key Information: 

Children can wear P.E. kits on a Monday and from 10th November children will need to be in their P.E. kits every alternate Friday. 

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 or Tuesday to be tested a week or two later, dependent on the number of spellings given. 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.   


This half term we will be finishing our non-chronological report writing, based on the book Dragonology

[Drake's Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology] (By: Dugald A Steer) [publishe - Picture 1 of 1


We will then be writing a short narrative based on Neil Gaiman's version of Hansel and Gretel. Finally, we will use Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo as a stimulus for writing a newspaper report and diary entry.  


In this half term, children will continue to develop their confidence with algorithms, in particular long division. They will then solve multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why; learn the order of operations and reason from known facts. In the run-up to Christmas we will be comparing and ordering fractions and calculating with mixed numbers. 

-   Science

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

Our science topic is Living Things and their Habitats. This half term will focus on using and creating classification keys before considering the features of micro-organisms and how these are classified. 


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.