Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Year 6

The staff in Y6 are:

Mrs Willson - Pioneer Teacher                                Mrs Gulvin - Discovery Teacher

Mr Mant - Pioneer Teaching Assistant                    Mrs Broom - Discovery Teaching Assistant


Welcome back to Spring term 2. We hope that we will very soon be back in the class and look forward to continuing our learning, whether it be via online learning or in the class.  Read on to find out more about what we have planned for the term.

Term 5


Britain at war - WW1




In English, we will be using the key text 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo. We will use this text to develop our understanding of the realities of World War 1. We will write in role as key characters and write propaganda speeches designed to encourage young men to sign up for the war effort. We will also use famous poems from World War 1 to inspire our own poems.




During our reading lessons, we will be continuing in reading the text 'Holes'. It is the story of Stanley, who is sent to a youth prison camp in North America. He is one unlucky boy who comes from an unlucky family. Does his luck change. This also supports our PHSE and school values as it promotes fairness, respect, friendship and honesty.

Spellings will be given weekly through spelling shed and the online learning platform will be supported by learning activities within the classroom. Usually tests will take place on a Monday.  All children have been given a log in.


In Maths, our topics will be the main four operations. We will revisit and secure our understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with a focus on formal written methods. 


Our big topic is based on World War 1. We will be developing our history skills and looking at how the war started and the different nations involved. We will learn about key events during this time, for example the Christmas Truce. We will consider what it must have been like to fight in the war trenches and it's impact on the war effort. 

 In art, we will be practising and experimenting with different techniques using pencils to create sketches. We will investigate how we can use line and create tone in pencil sketches and then use these skills to create sketches inspired by the work of Lieutenant Morris Meredith Williams from World War 1




In science, we will look at living things, beginning with the 7 life processes and how they are demonstrated by everything that is alive. We will then examine the concept of classification using observable features before focusing on the classification of plants and animals using the 7 levels of taxonomy.


Other subjects such as RE, ICT and PE are taught separate to the topic. We will be looking at beliefs about eternity and heaven in RE, Game modelling and simualtion in ICT and for PE our focus is rounders and boxing. PE will always be on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child comes into school in the correct kit. They need to be able to do outdoor PE. Please ensure that earrings are not worn. 


Homework will be published every Friday on Edmodo with a deadline of the following Wednesday. If there are any problems accessing Edmodo, please let the Y6 staff know as soon as possible.


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