Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 6
Year 6 Maths Revision 2019


The highwayman

This term we will be studying the text 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.


Using our key text, the narrative poem by Alfred Noyes ‘The Highwayman’, children will develop their reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.  The rich and dramatic language in his writing will provide a fantastic platform for the children to really showcase their use of higher level vocabulary and writing skills, through genres such as, descriptive writing, recounts, 1st person diary entries and precis. Reading sessions will continue where children develop deeper comprehension and inference skills. 


Using the highwayman imagery, the children will also explore sketching and creating their interpretations of images using various medium.  


Mrs Bateup leads singing on Mondays, when children will continue to learn new songs and melodies. They will also continue exploring language associated with music, such as tempo, melody, pitch and harmony. Towards the end of term 5, our thoughts turn to the year 6 end of year production.


We will explore highwaymen, and their role in history. We will be considering the different conclusions which are drawn from studying primary and secondary sources and how this influences people’s opinions. 


This term we will be focusing on all areas of mathematical learning as we reinforce what we already know, applying knowledge and skills to related questions and deeper investigations. We will also continue to develop our skills in solving word problems, similar to those that children will see in the SATs papers this May. Fluency in essential skills such as times tables and telling the time remain as important as ever and must still be worked on at home. 


We will begin to look at coding; this will continue as a cross-curricular subject across the summer terms.


This term children will continue to be thinking about their role in society and how they can care for the environment. Within this, we will explore different situations that children may find themselves in during the upcoming years, together with how pupils can have an impact upon the world we live in. We will also make links between the children’s role and how they can demonstrate the British Values in their day to day lives.


We are following the Kent scheme, this term focuses on the topic of ‘Evolution and inheritance’. Mrs Rayner, our science specialist, will be delivering science on a Friday afternoon.


This term we are considering what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.  We will learn about their beliefs of giving to charity and fasting and why these are important to Muslims.  We will encourage the children to make links with their own lives and their own values.



A full P.E. kit (including trainers) should be kept in school at all times. This term Year 6 will still have specialist sports coaching including tennis and cricket.


Spanish FlagMrs Heller will continue to teach both classes, developing conversational and written Spanish skills, and knowledge through the study of Spanish culture. Pen-pal letters will also be continuing, culminating in our exciting visit to Madrid in term 6.

Home Learning

 Learning is issued each Thursday and should be returned on the following Wednesday. Spellings are tested on Monday. All Year 6 children should be reading nightly. In year 6 the children should be reading at a minimum 20 minutes.

Trips and extra-curricular activities:

Throughout Year 6 children are invited to take part in a variety of additional enrichment activities. In addition during the course of the year all children will take on roles and responsibilities reserved for Year 6 pupils, e.g. sports leaders.