Welcome to 6JA


In our English lessons, we have been learning about ancient Greece. we have learned about the different Gods and Goddesses, and we have presented this information using non-chronological reports. We have also had the opportunity to read Theseus and the Minotaur, Pandora’s box, and many other Greek myths. After exploring in more detail these amazing stories, we will have the chance to write our very own myth.


We are very excited to be back at school, and in year 6 we love Maths! Our main focus of this half term will be place value as well as the four main operations (division, multiplication, addition, and subtraction.)  On Google Classroom, you can find some homework sheets which reflect the learning we are completing in class. We will be completing homework on a daily basis for maths to try and reinforce certain concepts.


Year 6’s topic is ‘Ancient Greece’. We have been learning about Greece’s physical features, where is located, and how this affects its culture and also, its history. We have had the chance to design our own Greek vase, and we have learned that they represent parts of Greece’s history.


October is Black History Month. It is an annual event honouring the contributions and accomplishments of the Black British community. It celebrates both current and historical individuals and the positive impact they have made to our society. In year 6, we are learning all about Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock – a very inspiring British Space Scientist and Science Educator.


Art and Design

The whole school contributed to an art project linked to the theme of ‘Identity’. Take a look at some examples below:



Our topic for Science this half term is ‘Light ’. We have had the opportunity to experiment with troches to see how light travels.

Summer 1


Throughout the Summer term, Year 6 have been busy preparing for their transition into year 7 in September, both academically and personally.




This term, we have been ensuring that we feel confident about the fundamentals of being a year 6 writer, such as using: basic and uncommon punctuation, paragraphs, creating cohesion within and across paragraphs, and most importantly ensuring that both proof-reading and editing are part of our everyday writing focus. We look forward to applying all of these skills in our Year 7 English lessons.


We have also been reading The Wedding Ghost, a spooky retelling of the classic story, Sleeping Beauty. Alongside this, we have used the text as inspiration to not only developed our own skills in descriptive writing, focusing on: expanded noun phrases,  prepositional phrases, varied openers, and figurative language (metaphors, similes, and personification) amongst other things but have applied those skills in our own retellings of the mysterious tale.



Maths this term has been a great opportunity to consolidate our core skills, in preparation for KS3 maths learning. We have focused on areas such as: the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages, measure, and geometry. Alongside this, we have revised ways in which these skills can be applied in solving various reasoning problems in real-life contexts.


Over the following weeks, we will continue with our consolidation, looking at various other subject areas, such as algebra and statistics. We also look forward to further applying our learning, by completing a variety of maths puzzles, challenges and mysteries.​



This half term we have been learning about the circulatory system, including how the heart and lungs help to transport oxygen (and carbon dioxide) around the body; we learnt about how exercise affects our body and the different parts that make up our blood. Next we will be researching how our diet and drugs we take affects our health. 


In topic we have been learning about transitioning to secondary school. We started this topic by reflecting on our time at Keyworth Primary school. Then we wrote letters to our future selves to offer advice and encouragement for this important event; we discussed our concerns about this transition and we created time capsules to showcase all our work. 
Sliding into secondary school like… 


Check back for updates and letters.


Year 6 – Newsletter – Autumn 1


Year 6 – Homework – Autumn 1