Mr Robert’s Year 6 Class

Mr. Roberts’ Year 6 Class

On this web page you can find out about all the exciting things taking place in Year 6!

Teacher: Mr. N. Roberts


Twitter: @DiscoveryMrR

Term: Spring 2


Our learning this term:


This half term, we will be exploring decimal place value, making links further links between percentages and fractions. We will also be looking at a wide range of arithmetic and reasoning questions in preparation for our SATs in May.


This half term will be looking at three text types: an interesting setting description based on ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Murporgo, a non-chronological report based on Mount Everest, and a Poem, further linking to our learning about The Himalayas.


Animals including Humans – What do all animals including humans need to keep themselves alive?

This term, Year 6 will explore the circulatory system, including the heart, lungs and blood vessels. We will explore how water and nutrients are transported around the body and also look at the impact drugs, alcohol and lifestyle can have on out body’s function.


Peak District, Himalayas and the Rockies: In what manner do mountain ranges differ and how are they useful to human civilisation?

We will be looking at how mountains are formed around the world and how different mountain ranges are used in different societies.



This term, we will be exploring how artists use a range of techniques to achieve juxtaposition within their art work and go on to create our very own layered portrait.


Does a belief in life after death help believers lead a good life?

In R.E we will be exploring the different beliefs held by many religions of ‘afterlife’ and how these beliefs are used to influence the decisions we make.


Can I create a spreadsheet?

After exploring what spreadsheets are and how they are useful in a wide range of purposes, Year 6 will have a go at creating their own spreadsheet to present data in a uniform and effective way.


Can I play the djembe drum on my own? Can I improvise with the djembe drum?

Building on our drumming knowledge from Year 5, we will continue to look at playing the djembe drums, adding flairs of freestyle and switching up the beat.


Seasons – This term, the children will be further exploring Spanish vocabulary linking to the seasons, weather and activities we do at different times of the year.


Our PSHE topic for this half term ‘Health and Wellbeing – Safety First’. We will consider what it means to take responsibility for their own safety, including the decisions they make and how they can stand up to peer pressure in a range of situations. They will assess the risk associated with different situations and learn about what to do if they feel in danger. They will also learn about how to identify an emergency, what to do in this situation and how to get help when needed. Children will look at hazards, dangers and risks, both inside the home and outdoors, and they will identify strategies for safe use of roads, railways, water and fireworks.

General Class Information


PE is three times a week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (some will attend swimming on Friday instead).

Your child will participate in a sport and gymnastics/dance lesson every week. It is normally expected for children to have a full PE kit kept in school at all times.

Children should not be wearing any jewellery including earrings for PE. If your child does wear earrings, please could you ensure they are taken out before school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Task – 1 piece of home learning on century which should be independent work and take 10/15 mins – to be completed by Wednesday the following week.

Additional tasks may be provided to support children in filling various gaps in their learning to meet the Year 6 Curriculum guidance.

Reading – The children will be given a reading journal for home. They will be given various reading books throughout the year and will be expected to read independently and complete tasks set out in the front cover of the book.

Times Tables Rock Stars – Children should continue to practice their times tables on TTRS, a minimum of 2 sessions a week  (10 minutes). Various competitions will be set throughout the year.

KS1 and KS2 additional tasks (optional)

Any home learning that your children do independently which is additional to this (such as home projects, research, writing stories, practicing maths concepts etc.) will be rewarded with DoJo’s.

Snack: Snack is to be a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. No chocolate, crisps or sweets are allowed.