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Autumn 1

Teacher: Mrs H Heaton Cooper

Teaching assistants: Ms S Jones, Ms C Deacon


Welcome back to school after the Summer holidays and welcome to Year 6 and Grinshill class! I hope you are all ready for a busy year ahead! This term, our Upper Key Stage 2 topic will be ‘Beliefs.’ In Year 6 we will be learning about this topic through the various curriculum areas to develop our skills. Our main foci will be historical , geographical , scientific and religious beliefs during the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. This will build upon the thematic work covered in Year 5.


We aim to use our topic work to complement our writing units this term. A priority will be to develop our higher level vocabulary. We will be covering explanations, narrative, poetry, instructions and letters, persuasion and diary styles of writing



In Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and statistics.




All children will read their individual books in school and at home. They will also have daily guided reading sessions, aimed at developing comprehension skills in preparation for Year 6 SATs. Grinshill class will completing Reading Journals once they have completed each reading book. We are aiming for the children to read as many different books of various genres throughout the year

Don’t forget!

· Reading books and diaries (every day)

· Spelling to be learnt for a test on Fridays

· PE is on Tuesday and Friday



Please continue to support your child with their weekly spellings and reading diaries—we aim for reading at least 3 times per week. Reading will be a major focus in Grinshill this term.


Times Tables Rockstars are active and we encourage frequent use of both. Log in details are in the children’s Reading Journals. Please speak to us if you have problems accessing either.


Please continue to encourage your child to practise their multiplication and division facts (at least) to 12 x 12 frequently.




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