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Year 6 Leopards

Yearly Overview

Welcome to the Year 6 Leopards' Page


Summer 2


This year the Leopards will be working with Mrs Coley, Mrs Ward and Mrs Mehmood. 




This half term we will be studying the text 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan.




The Leopards' library day will be on a Monday (once every two weeks) and it is important that children make the most of this exciting opportunity by reading a range of texts and genres that challenge them.  Children also have access to our class library on a daily basis.


Big Writes

This half term the Leopards will be completing some SUPER pieces of writing.  Through this work, they are showing that they are conscious of their reader and that they can choose appropriate vocabulary and features specific to the type of text that they are writing.  These pieces of writing can be based on an exciting event that has happened in school, watching a video clip, listening to music or meeting a visitor (who has an incredible story to share).



This half term we will be investigating different areas of maths, through a range of problem solving and reasoning activities.  



Magic Maths

Every morning from 8:40 - 9:05am, children get the opportunity to consolidate their maths skills and learn new maths skills by completing a magic maths activity.  Within this activity they will complete 10 different maths questions, which increases their confidence and ensures that no maths skills are forgotten.



This half term our topic is 'Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside'.  Within this topic, we will be studying Design and Technology, Art and Design, History and Geography.



This half term our topic is Electricity.  Within this topic, we will be learning what a circuit it, different components of a circuit, how to make a complete circuit and the reason why a circuit isn't working.


Collective Worship

Our value this half term is 'Creativity'.  We would like as many children as possible to participate in the value task at home and to return it to school this half term. 



This half term we will be studying PE every Wednesday.  Our topic is Dance and we will be focusing on our end of year leavers' performance.  Please ensure children have their full P.E. kits in school on this day and that all jewellery is removed in order for them to participate safely.



The Leopards will be given homework each week for english and maths. They may also be given topic, RE or science to complete. Every week they will receive spellings to learn and are expected to get three signatures in their home reading book. It is also very important that the Leopards know all the times tables (to 12 x 12) and can recall them easily, with their corresponding division facts.  Homework is due back on the following Tuesday.  Every child will receive a homework folder to keep their homework in for the year.