Welcome to the Year 6 page!

We are keen to share information about our topics and what we will be learning across the curriculum. Below are links to our current topic overview sheet and our curriculum overview for the term.

The final year of primary school is hugely important for children as they prepare to transition to secondary school.  Our approach to teaching, learning and homework is designed to enable children to build their independence. Reading regularly at home is still vitally important for children in year 6 as they continue to expand their vocabulary as well as their understanding of the impact an author’s choices has on a reader.  Specific reading comprehension skills are taught in lessons throughout the year and will help children to improve their skills of retrieval, inference and understanding of an author’s intent. Children will continue to practise their times tables as having a rapid, accurate recall of multiplication facts is a fundamental skill required across the maths curriculum. 

In addition to the different spelling rules taught in school, children in years 5 & 6 are expected to be able to spell words from the list below.  

SATs Parent Information Evening

Home Learning

Children should read a minimum of 3 times a week and record this in their home school diaries. Each week, children will be given a page of maths, reading comprehension and/or SPaG from their CGP books. We also encourage all children to log on to TT Rockstars and LbQ as much as possible.

Learning by Questions (lbq.org)


Maths Games

Times Tables Rock Stars

Videos and Worksheets – Corbettmaths Primary

IXL – Year 6 maths practice

Problem Solving Games



Rollama– some games require an account, but you can sign up to a free, no obligation, 30 day trial.

Grammar Monster – Free English Grammar Lessons and Tests


Spelling – Year 6 KS2 English – BBC Bitesize


Lead topic – Evolution (Science):

Our topic this half term will be focused on exploring evolution and inheritance. As Scientists, we will learn how fossils provide information about the past and teach us what Earth was like millions of years ago. This will lead us on to thinking why certain animals have adapted and how their changing environment led to evolution within their species. As well as this, we will explore how our own skeleton has changed since we separated from other primates and consider why this may have occurred. Whilst developing our scientific understanding of adaptation and evolution, we will study key individuals, who were pioneers in the sciences. We will think about how certain individuals made an impact on past society and why social and cultural diversity may have shaped this. Whilst learning about one of our key scientists, Charles Darwin, we will look at the locations he travelled to and how his various theories are still widely shared and studied today.

What is evolution? – BBC Bitesize

Evolution and inheritance | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)