Yellow 2021 - 2022

Mrs Bate

Welcome to Yellow Class.

We are a Year 6 class and are taught by Mrs Bate, supported by Mrs Inskip. 

Here is all of the exciting learning that we will be doing in the Autumn term:

Maths: We  will be studying: Place Value in Numbers to 10000000,;identifying factors and prime numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using formal and informal methods; comparing and ordering fractions; adding and subtracting fractions; finding equivalent fractions and decimals; coordinates; and translation.

English: We will be studying high quality texts to imspire our writing.  These include Rose Blanche, Anne Frank and A Story Like the Wind.  Throughout these lessons, we will be learning about formal and informal language; synonyms and antonyms; cohesive devices in paragraphs; and using colons, semi-colons and brackets to add more information.

History: World War II

The children will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover all about evacuation; learn what it was like to live with food rationing and explore the contribution made by women to the war effort. Furthermore, they will learn important facts about the Holocaust and investigate events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of Russia. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.

Geography: Amazing Americas

In this unit about the Amazing Americas, children will first find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look in more detail at some of the contrasting regions of the Americas, finding out about the landscape, climate and locations of each area. Children will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates.

Computing: Kodu Programming

Children will use Kodu, a simple visual programming language made specifically for creating games, to create instructions and game environments  in a 3D scene editor

Computing:  Film-making

We will create  a documentary of our World War 2 work.  The children will work through pre- and post-production stages, planning good-quality interviews for the documentary.

Computing:  Online Safety

The children will be taking a more in depth look at a variety of online safety issues, most of which they will have been familiarized with in previous years. They will be introduced to the idea of the internet, as a type of media, and how it can shape our ideas about boys and girls through stereotypes. Children will be given ways to deal with online content that they find worrying or even believe to be dangerous.


 Science:  Light

The children will learn about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. They will know how light travels and how this enables us to see objects.

Science: Electricity

The children will learn to represent circuits using symbols in a diagram. They will learn about two of the most important scientific inventors in the field of electricity – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla .

Art: Plants and Flowers

This unit teaches how to use pencil, colour, Hapa Zome printing, sculpture and paper modelling to create quality art work that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of India Flint, Alexander Calder, David Oliveira and Henri Rousseau.


D&T: Felt Phone Cases

The children will learn how to write their own design criteria. They will design products with the user in mind thinking about aesthetics and functionality. Annotated designs will be used to communicate ideas as well as step by step plans. Children will learn how to make a paper template and how to sew a running stitch, backstitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch. Finally, when they have made their felt phone case, children will learn how to write a detailed evaluation.


RE: Islam

Shahadah – declaration of faith. Oneness of Allah. Characteristics of Allah seen in art and architecture Messengers of Allah: 

RE: Christianity

Diverse and varied expressions of worship: Music; songs; prayer; silence; dance; drama; reflection.  Christmas

 Music: World Unite

The children will get in to the groove by exploring rhythm and melody in singing, movement and dance.  They will  leanr about pitch, syncoipation, rhythm and harmony  and take a trip around the world to celebrate the universal language of music.

Music:  Journeys

This unit of work focuses on songs that can be sung in different combinations. The theme of challenging journeys in life features in the songs they will sing, leading to an uplifting song-cycle performance.



Outdoor lessons will take place on a Monday and will include football and hockey. This is dependent upon weekly  weather conditions.  Please remember to send your child in their PE kit on the day they have PE.  If the lesson is outside, please make sure that your child has adequate clothing, including a waterproof.

The  children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts/tracksuit and light blue t-shirt  for these lessons.

Our other PE lesson this term is Swimming.  Further details to follow.



Homework will continue to be set on TTRockstars, Spelling Shed and there will be English and Maths homework sent via Class Dojo on Friday to be returned to school on Wednesday.


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