The Federation of Netley Abbey Infant and Junior Schools

Welcome to Year 6

Our 2021-22 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 6 2021-22

Here is our Reading Bookcase, which shows the key texts we will read across the curriculum in Year 6:


We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-


C– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Beach – Miss Blundell

Heath – Mr Wakeford

Sellwood – Miss Whittlesea and Mrs Green

Our PE Days

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing. P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of each term. 

PEOur PE days are-

Heath: Wednesday and Thursday

Beach: Tuesday and Thursday

Sellwood: Monday and Thursday


Please ensure your child has trainers in school at all times, for the Daily Mile.


Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.

In Year 6, each week, children are expected to complete:

Reading for 30 minutes a day for 4 days (this could include a story before bedtime)

Spellings practice for 10 minutes a day for 4 days

Times Tables practice (TT Rockstars) for 10 minutes a day for 4 days

One English or Maths Core Skills task for 30 minutes once a week

If children cannot complete their homework at home, they should attend 'Homework Club' which is on a Tuesday lunchtime.

Homework help

Please see the link on key grammatical terms that your child will be learning about.

A Parents Guide to Grammar

At Netley Abbey Junior School, we use the ‘VIPERS’ to help us answer questions about the books that we read. Your child should know all about these in Year 6, but here is a link with questions that you might like to use at home when reading with your child.

Reading VIPERS for parent

Recommended Reading Lists

Please see the link below for recommended reads for Year 6 - these have been carefully chosen to represent a wide range of age-appropriate themes:

Recommended Reading List for Year 6

Remote Learning 

Below you will find the first two days of home learning. Please post the completed work to your homework page on Seesaw. After these two days of work have been posted, the remaining days of home learning will be found on Seesaw. Don't forget to take brain breaks in between your tasks. 

Day 1 

English - Go through the slides recapping how to use colons and semi-colons, completing the tasks as you go. Then, have a go at the final task at the end.

Maths - You will be revising factors, multiples and prime numbers, and should have a go at each of the tasks as you go along.

Reading - Read the text carefully and then answer the questions at the end. Make sure you refer to the text!

Science - In science, you will be learning about how we see. There are some links to follow to watch videos, and a quiz at the end.


Day 2

English - Using all of the English skills we have learnt so far this year, you will be writing a setting description inspired by the picture given. 

Maths- Read through the slides revising how to find a fraction of an amount, then have a go at this task: Maths Task

Reading - Read the text carefully and then answer the questions at the end. Make sure you refer to the text!

Science - Using your learning from yesterday, you will be designing an experiment to investigate light and shadows. You can record your planning and results on this sheet: Investigation sheet

Termly Updates


Autumn Term:

Recently in year 6, we have been leaning about William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We had a fabulous theatre company come to our school and perform it to us. We have read lots of versions of the story, including a graphic novel. We have then used this to inspire us to write for lots of different purposes and from different viewpoints: we wrote from the viewpoint of Prince Escalus (giving warnings to the Capulets and Montagues) and Lord Capulet (inviting people to his masquerade ball). In guided reading, we have been annotating texts and exploring words, finding synonyms and antonyms, as well as working out their meanings by considering the root words. 

In maths, we have been learning about fractions and have enjoyed showing our reasoning using a range of different models. We used these to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.

Finally, Year 6 have enjoyed their exciting DT project making Christmas stockings. We have learnt how to use back stitch, running stitch and blanket stitch as well applique. We are really proud of the finished products!



Spring term (written by Chloe, Lacey and William)



This term, we learnt how to write a persuasive letter, poetry, rhyming couplets and much more. We learnt about how to flatter our reader and use a lot of formal and informal language in our writing. Our most recent subject is on the Expedition of Ernest Shackelton and our roles within the Endurance and our specialties/differences.    


At the beginning of this term, we looked at percentages, decimals and fractions. We were learning to convert between them all in different ways and how to simplify them to their simplest form. After this, we looked at percentages in more detail. During this, we found percentages of numbers and done word problems to do with it.

Next, we looked at the order of operations for a short period of time.

After this, we moved on to angles and shapes. We learnt how to find the angles of a shape: either using a protractor or other angles. We then used this information to help us investigate shapes. As part of shapes, we learnt about the parts of a circle: the circumference, radios and diameter.

Fourthly, we looked at scaling and ratio. We applied this to many word problems and 2 or 3 step problems.

Most recently, we have been working on finding the mean average of a selection of numbers.



This term in history, we learnt about medicine through time. We explained changes in the history of medicine, made comparisons between the two, evaluated sources of evidence and explained the causes and consequences of the events.



This term, we learnt about light and how our eyes work. We learnt that our pupils expand when your eyes open but immediately get smaller because there is too much light. We were taught new words like opaque, transparent, translucent, nocturnal and light pollution. Finally, we found out that light travels in straight lines and conducted an experiment to prove this.



This term, we learned about communities and disabilities. We learnt about races and beliefs; we also made a poster about the different communities, which included facial looks, race and others home countries.



This term we learnt about managing  conflict and talked about the ways to solve the problems. We read a range of stories and were given ways to solve them.



This term we played tag rugby and tried other workouts. We also learnt about how to create flight in gymnastics.