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To introduce the year we will start off by reading Michael Morpurgo's Escape From Shangri- La, the exciting story of young Cessie who meets 'Popsicle' and discovers nothing will ever be the same again. Cessie is determined to help Popsicle remember the past. But how can she help when he only remembers glimpses?

This is an intriguing tale which takes you back in time to the famous beaches of Dunkirk.


Michael Morpurgo writes for all ages and abilities so you will find there is a book for whatever your interest. We have a huge range of Morpurgo books in the library so ask your teacher to recommend something to you. For those who have read all of Morpurgo why not try John Boyne or Tim Bower?









Year 6 Spellings- Words you should know if you want to win the daily spelling challenge


We will start off this year's Numeracy lessons with the main focus being on number knowledge, then move on to develop calculation skills in long division and multiplication. We will also look at fractions, percentages and decimals, developing skills which will allow you to solve word problems involving such elements of Maths. Our first investigation in Maths is Aristotle's Puzzle- a great opportunity to show your logic and reasoning!

Below are some links to fun websites to brush up on your maths knowledge and practise your tables!


The first topic of the term is Natural Disasters where you will learn how to recognize if a tsunami is approaching, what to do in the event of an earthquake, the catastrophic effects of volcanoes and why the number of hurricanes is on the rise. This is a truly exciting topic with so much to discover!

Take a look at the websites below to learn even more about natural disasters


In Science this term we will be learning about forces. There will be many opportunities to carry out a range of experiments to prove theories on force that we will be looking at over the term.

Take a look at some of the websites below to play games related to our science topic.



We can express so many ideas through Art which is why we will be experimenting with a number of different art materials to produce a range of art pieces related to natural disasters.


Monday - Numeracy Home Learning taken home. Reading books.

Wednesday -  Reading books

Thursday - Deadline for weekly homework. Mental Maths books to be in.

Friday - Spelling test and new spelling given out. Reading books.Weekly homework set.

Both indoor and outdoor PE kit to be in for Monday and Friday.

Parental Information sheet Autumn term