Year 6 - 2017/18

This term Year Six will explore their own interpretation of the whole school theme: Dreams. 

In Literacy we will be enjoying Ian McEwan’s little-known novel for young people, The Daydreamer, which describes the highly unusual experiences of the ‘difficult child’, Peter Fortune. All our writing will be generated from this surreal story and will include diary entries written in character, narratives based on the daydreams experienced by our hero and a newspaper article covering the mysterious disappearance of a number of neighbourhood cats! 
Our topic title is The American Dream and the Year Six children will be delving in to a range of interesting areas linked to the geography and history of the United States. Here they will develop their map skills, their knowledge and understanding of both human and physical geographical features and their understanding of the British colonisation of the Americas.  
In Science, our first study area is Evolution, which will build on the children’s knowledge of fossils to explore our understanding of how the world has evolved over time. This will be brought to life by a trip to the Natural History Museum to take part in an expert workshop and to investigate the wonderful collection of fossilised remains. The children have three further class trips to look forward to this term: to the Royal Albert Hall to listen to the Primary Proms, to see a film as part of the Into Film Festival and, excitingly, to take part in a day of adventure and writing with our fellow Year Six classes in the GGL Federation. More information to follow shortly! 

I hope you’ll agree that for Year Six the Autumn Term at Lena Garden promises to be full of exciting opportunities for learning!


  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays – please make sure you have the full kit.
  • Homework will go out on Thursday and must be returned on Tuesday.
  • Children should be reading for 20 minutes each night – either to themselves or aloud to an adult. They must bring in their signed reading record EACH DAY. They also need to be practising their weekly spellings and times tables on a regular basis. Could you please make sure this is happening and that all children are ready for their weekly spelling test which takes place on a Wednesday.

Our home learning can be downloaded HERE.

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