Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 6

Curriculum Information – Spring Term 1


Our focus for English this half-term will be sentence construction, writing in role and year 6 grammar. We will be reading “Shackleton’s Journey” by William Grill and other texts linked to our “Story of English” theme. Our focus will be developing skills of inference during our comprehension sessions


Over the next half-term, the children will be learning about negative numbers, coordinates and converting units of measurement. We will then move on to adding and subtracting fractions and consolidating our methods of multiplying and dividing 4 digit by 2 digit numbers.


This half-term, our topic is ‘The Story of English’.  English is an evolving language that has changed constantly throughout the 1500 years that it has been spoken. The story of how English has developed and grown mirrors that of Britain and of today’s global world. The children will be learning about the history of Britain and the world through their studies of the English Language.

Continuing reading – It is vital that children in Year 6 continue to read at home regularly. Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis. The children should also log on to Bug Club regularly to answer comprehension questions.


During this half term, year 6 will look at dreams and goals; helping to make a difference in the world.


We will be looking at ‘How Christians express their beliefs’. During this unit, the children will consider what is meant by discipleship and the role of the Christian in the world today including: worship, beliefs, use of the Bible and caring for others.



Indoor PE on Tuesdays

If your children wear small studs for school, please ensure they are removed before school on PE days. PE kit must be in school on these days.


Homework will be sent out on a Tuesday to be returned by the following Monday.  This consists of completing one activity from the reading journal and additionally writing 10 sentences using the weekly spellings in the children’s planners.

Important Dates/Events

Monday 14th January – Parents SATs information meeting 3:15pm

Friday 18th January – INSET Day (School closed to children)

Monday 11th to Friday 15th February – Year 6 residential.

Friday 15th February – School closes for half term.

Monday 25th February – School re-opens for Spring 2.


Important reminder:

SATs Week – Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May 2019

What do we need?

If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team or the Senior Leadership team.


Year 6 Learning Support

Mrs S Brown & Ms A Holmes


Year 6 Teachers

Mr M Donizetti & Ms R Mckail