Year 6



Year 6 class is taught by Mrs Claire Merrifield

        Teaching and learning is supported by Mrs Vanessa O'Shea and Mrs Jo Leaver

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 Autumn 1


Our curriculum theme for the Autumn 1 term is ‘A voyage of Discovery’, which we have based around Michael Murpurgo’s novel, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. The pupils will develop their skills and understanding of narrative and non- fiction writing by exploring varied sentence structures (including direct and report speech punctuation) and cohesive paragraphing.



In order to develop and enrich the pupils’ understanding of the challenging and demanding Year 6 maths curriculum, we aim to teach the some of the concepts through a context related to our topic. Therefore the pupils will be investigating several problems involving money and time related to Kensuke’s Kingdom. The children will plan the most economical world- wide trip using all four of the agreed calculation methods. Once complete, the pupils will interpret the data and represent their findings on line/ bar graphs.

The science topic this half term will be ‘Living things and their habitats’. The pupils will learn how to classify micro-organisms, plant and animals and give reasons for their classification. They will learn about the significant work of scientists such as Carl Linneaus, a pinoneer of classification. This science topic will be closely linked to the animals and plants found in Michael Murpurgo’s novel, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’.


In geography, the children will plot Michael’s journey around the world using longitude and latitude in relationship to the prime meridian and the equator.

The pupils will also study the great artist Katsushika Hokusai who created block prints of Mount Fuji. They will explore various methods of printing and sketching and eventually create their own masterpiece!