Southborough C of E Primary School

Year 6
Year 6 Maths Revision 2019


The last wild

This term we will be studying the text 'The Last Wild' by Piers Torday and as such, will be continuing many of our term 3 focuses exploring nature and the environment we find ourselves in.


Using our key text ‘The Last Wild’, children will develop their reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. This text provides rich writing opportunities and a range of stimuli to develop narrative, persuasive, non-fiction and first person authorial skills. Reading sessions will continue where children develop deeper comprehension and inference skills.


We will use a range of mediums to explore different textures and patterns using pictures from our core text as stimuli. We will use a variety of ink pen pictures to inspire us to create our own artwork.


Mrs Bateup leads singing on Mondays, when children will learn new songs and melodies, learning to sing in parts and harmonise.


We will explore rivers, which closely ties in with our text. Within this topic of study, we will learn about river systems and key topographical features, including making comparisons and contrasts between world renowned rivers, such as the Thames, the Nile, the Mississippi and the Ganges.


Across this term, we will be covering a range of units including volume, geometry and statistics; this will continue to be taught using the Singapore maths approach, with an emphasis on practical maths, making links and finding mathematical relationships and children finding and explaining a range of methods and strategies.

This term we will also be reinforcing our previous learning and developing our skills in solving word problems, similar to those that children will see in the SATs papers in May.


With the ever increasing use of the internet and social media, e-safety remains an ongoing high priority. As year 6 pupils begin to think about their transition to secondary school and the greater independence that this brings, keeping safe and developing a greater understanding of online life and safety will continue to be explored throughout the term.


This term children will 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 ‘Materials and their properties’. Mrs Rayner will be delivering science on a Friday afternoon.


This term we are studying salvation, exploring Jesus’ death and resurrection and how this impacts upon our Christian lives in today’s world. We will also be putting this into context though the study of key bible stories.



Please ensure that a full PE kit (including trainers) is in school every day as our timetable for PE lessons may vary on a weekly basis. Children will participate in both indoor and outdoor PE lessons. This term children will usually have specialist sport’s coaching on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Spanish FlagMrs Heller will continue to teach Spanish, further developing the children’s conversational and written Spanish language skills and knowledge through the study of Spanish culture. Pen pal letters will also be continuing.

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.