Year 6



The children will be writing explanation texts. They will then be developing their retelling skills of a film and, later, they will use the legend of Beowulf to develop their own legend writing. During these units of work, we will be focusing on using a variety of sentence structures and precise vocabulary to create cohesion.


We will be learning about the order of operations through BODMAS before moving on to geometry and measurement.


Our science topic is about light, where the children will be encouraged to work scientifically to explore and deepen their understanding.


This half term we will be learning about Pendarren and contrasting a locality. The children will be exploring the following question: ‘What does my research tell me about this place?’


We will continue to explore the big question, ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’ where the children will be further developing their knowledge of Islam.


To start the half term, we will continue to learn about keeping ourselves safe online and learning about cyberbullying. We will then be learning about html and creating websites.


Our D&T topic will focus on designing and making a playground.


Our PSHE topic will focus on relationships. We will begin by learning about respect before learning about stereotypes, bullying, and how to make and maintain healthy relationships


The children will be developing their gymnastics and basketball skills. On their PE days, children come to school in appropriate PE kits (see the timetable below). It should consist of a top, shorts and trainers. If the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top should be worn.


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Session 2




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Suggestions for parents/carers

Reading – Please support your child to develop good reading for pleasure habits by listening to them read every day and discussing their book with them. Don’t forget to include reading of non-fiction and information texts e.g. signs, maps, catalogues and cereal packets.

Maths – Support your child with practising times tables regularly to develop accuracy and fluency.

Online safety – Discuss online safety with your child to reinforce the safety messages we give at school. Remember to regularly monitor your child whenever they are online.



To support reading in school, we would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to read for at least 15 minutes every day at home. We ask that they complete their reading record three times a week as part of their homework. Please sign their reading record at least once a week and remind your child to bring both their school book-banded reading book and reading record to school every day.


Homework is set on Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work. The children will also have a Spelling Shed activity each week alongside a list of spelling words which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this! If your child requires support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher to arrange for them to attend homework club.

Key dates

Monday 20th November – Nasal flu vaccinations

Tuesday 12th December – Nasal flu vaccinations

Wednesday 20th December – Carols around the tree

Thursday 21st December – Last day of term

Monday 8th January – Children return to school

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Contact Us

Rokesly Junior School

Rokesly Avenue,

London, N8 8NH

Phone: 020 8348 0290