Year 6

Curriculum - Year 6 – Spring Term 1

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and welcome you back to the spring term.

EnglishThe children will be reading Letters from the lighthouse as their class text. This book will also be used to support their writing where they will start by writing historical narratives and later diary entries. Towards the end of the term, the children will write newspaper reports. During these units of work, we will be focusing on writing cohesively using a range of sentences and punctuation. They will also develop their skills in selecting vocabulary.
MathsIn maths, we will be learning about fractions (including decimals and percentages). This will include ordering and comparing as well as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
ScienceOur science topic is about animals including humans, where the children will be encouraged to work scientifically to explore and deepen their understanding of our circulatory system and ways to keep ourselves healthy.
HistoryThis half term, we will be learning about the Second World War including understanding some of the main events as well as about the contributions of different people. As part of this unit of work, we will have an Evacuation Day on Friday 26th January and visit the Imperial War Museum on Friday 2nd February. Please see the separate letters about these events.
REWe will continue to explore the big question, ‘How do people express their beliefs and identity?’ where the children will be further developing their knowledge of Christianity.
ComputingOn Tuesday 16th January, we have our online safety lesson about gender stereotypes which you as parents are invited to at the start of the school day. For the rest of the term, we will become programmers, using Scratch to develop our understanding of variables.
D&TOur design and technology lessons will be cooking with a focus on seasonality, nutrition and understanding where our food comes from.
PSHCEOur PSHE topic will focus on relationships and managing emotions. We will begin by learning about social media and how information online can affect our emotions. For the rest of the term, we will learn about making and maintaining healthy relationships, including responding to conflict.

The children will be developing their dance and hockey 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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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. You can also encourage them to complete more activities on Mathletics to revise topics already taught this year.

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.



Homework is set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week alongside a Spelling Shed assignment. In addition, the children may also have a written or alternative task linked to the learning they are doing in school. The homework document will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each week. If your child would like support with their homework or requires access to a computer, please speak to your child’s class teacher so they can attend homework club every Monday after school.


We still ask that your child reads every day, ideally for 20 minutes each time and records their reading in their reading record three times a week. It is important for you to listen to and discuss their reading, and it is equally as important for them to have a regular chance to listen to you reading. Every child has been assessed and issued with a reading book corresponding to their book band colour. Your child is expected to bring their book-banded reading book and reading record to school every day; reading records are checked by their class teacher once a week and they will be given the opportunity to change their school books regularly.

Upcoming events and diary dates

  • Tuesday 16th January 2024 – Bring a parent to school morning
  • Friday 26th January 2024 – Evacuation Day
  • Friday 2nd February 2024 – Imperial War Museum Trip
  • Tuesday 6th February 2024 – Safer Internet Day
  • Friday 9th February 2024 – Last day of term



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Contact Us

Rokesly Junior School
Rokesly Avenue,
London, N8 8NH

Phone: 020 8348 0290

Headteacher: Bola Soneye-Thomas