Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 key Information

Teacher 6A:

Mrs Hepworth  shepworth@victoriousacademies.org

Teacher 6B:

Mrs Akhtar    makhtar@victoriousacademies.org

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dickinson and Mrs Ejaz

Who to follow on Twitter:  @MrsHepworth_KS2 @Mrs_Akhtar @MrsDickinson12 @mrsejaz

Weekly Spelling Test: Monday Morning

PE Days: Monday & Thursday

Forest School:  Autumn – 11th and 18th October (you will be advised nearer the time which date is for 6A and which date is for 6B)

Spring – 17th and 24th January (you will be advised by the Class Teachers which date is for 6A and which date is for 6B)

Summer – 3rd July (both classes)

Year 6 Long Term Plan

What's happening in Autumn Term?

In the Autumn 1 Term, the children will develop their knowledge of the Viking invasion and settlement in Britain.

The children will explore the answers to questions like: where did the Vikings come from? Where did they invade and settle? Why did they leave Scandinavia? How do we know about them? We will work on timelines, maps whilst understanding how Vikings influenced the world we live in today, as well as some creative writing exercises. We will begin to appreciate why the Vikings were successful and to empathise with the people of Britain who experienced invasion.

In Autumn 2, we fill take a look at our local history and the impact it has had on the surrounding area, in particular the Victorian era. We will visit Portland Basin on a school trip and discover how The Industrial Revolution led to the creation of many jobs in Ashton. 

We are we reading?

Autumn 1

Viking Boy by Tony Bradman

Steeped in Viking history and legend, this exciting story follows Gunnar as he encounters the Valkyries, journeys across the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard and enters the sacred Halls of Valhalla to seek his father and exact revenge on the men who killed him.

Autumn 2

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray

The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back. That grey morning, once the tide had retreated, a whale was found on a rooftop.
When a mysterious boy washes in with the tide, the citizens believe he’s the Enemy – the god who drowned the world – come again to cause untold chaos. Only Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, believes he’s innocent.
But the Enemy can take possession of any human body and the ruthless Inquisition are determined to destroy it forever. To save the boy, Ellie must prove who he really is – even if that means revealing her own dangerous secret….

What's happening in Spring Term?

Across the whole of Spring term, we move onto learning about World War 2. The children will look at a range of primary and secondary sources throughout the topic such as: images of Anderson Shelters, ration books, diary entries and propaganda posters. Through this unit, we will also study World War 1 and the impact of both of these wars at the time but also the long term implications. 

We will also look at how much the world has changed since WW2 and the influences the war had on the way we lived.

This topic links beautifully with other subject areas such as art and DT, where children will be deigning an creating their very own Anderson Shelters, English and drama, PSHE and many more.

We are we reading?

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle

Inspired by a true story. It’s 1940, and Joseph has been packed off to stay with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no great fondness for children. To Joseph’s amazement, she owns the rundown city zoo where Joseph meets Adonis, a huge silverback gorilla. Adonis is ferociously strong and dangerous, but Joseph finds he has an affinity with the lonely beast. But when the bombs begin to fall, it is up to Joseph to guard Adonis’s cage should it be damaged by a blast. Will Joseph be ready to pull the trigger if it comes to it?


What's happening in Summer Term?

During the summer term, we have a very busy, but exciting, term to look forward to. Firstly, preparations for our Year 6 production begin, as well as rehearsing for our graduation ceremony which will take place at the end of Summer 2.

Summer 1

Our topic this half term is Russia where we will be studying and learning all about the human and physical features of Russia. This will also link beautifully with our DT food project, where we will create a traditional Russian stew.

Summer 2

Our final topic of the year will be ‘Coasts and the Water Cycle’. We will study coasts locally and around the UK, along with coasts from countries and places we have previously studied in Key Stage 2. Features, formations and the impact of changing coastlines will also be areas the children will look into in this unit of work.

We are we reading?

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Take a journey into Perfect, a town that is anything but…

They’ve got their eyes on you…

Violet hates the very idea of living in Perfect. She doesn’t want to have to be neat and tidy and perfectly well-behaved all the time, where’s the fun in that? How would she ever survive? She would definitely have to brush her hair. She’d have to be perfect and that was boring. But when her dad is offered the best job an optician can get, to fix a strange problem in this odd little town, Violet has to obey. That’s the thing with parents, they only ever do what they want! From the beginning Violet hates her new home, it’s too clean, the people are too friendly, everything is just too nice…

Then Violet starts to question other things… Like why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? When her Dad disappears on a mysterious business trip without telling a soul, she almost gets expelled from school for picking up a pencil without permission and starts hearing voices in her head, Violet thinks she’s going mad.

Until she meets BOY…

Violet is determined to uncover the truth. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle she could never have imagined…

Room 13 by Robert Swindells

There is no room thirteen in the creepy Crow’s Nest Hotel, where Fliss and her friends are staying on a school trip. Or is there? For at the stroke of midnight, something peculiar happens to the door of the linen cupboard next to room l2. And something is happening to Ellie-May Sunderland, too – something very sinister . . .

A gripping page-turner from a master of spooky suspense, award-winning Robert Swindells.