Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Year 6 Jupiter 




Class Teacher: Mr Moore

Teaching assistants: Mrs Gibson, Mrs Sykes  

This website will give you some information about what your child will be learning and how you can help

them over the next term. If you are unsure about anything, please come and see the class teacher.






We will continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar knowledge and make sure the class applies this to their writing. This term the children can also look forward to writing their own quests, poems and persuasive texts.  Our class text is Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, and much our our guiding reading will be taught using this classic of children's literature. 

Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.  Reading diaries will be checked every Monday.



Year 6 are continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics. In each unit, the class will revise the year 5 curriculum before moving on to the year 6 objectives. This will ensure that your child has a good understanding of how to carry out the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  This term we will be deepening our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages before exploring measurement of length, mass, volume and time. 


They will be set homework to complete on MyMaths so please encourage them to logon to the website. 




Other subjects:



 Our topic for the first part of this term is How long will the rainforests survive?  As part of the unit the children will be creating their own adventurous quest using narrative writing, creating persuasive texts to convince others to act ethically and crafting thoughtful and expressive poems about the creatures of the rainforest.  We have also arranged for a mini zoo to visit us so that we can meet some of those animals in person.  In the second part of the term we investigating the extent to which we have conquered space. 


In Science we are learning about how a variety of species reproduce.  After half term we will revisit our study of forces as part of our space topic. 


 Our bank of Ipads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  This half term we are also going to be using the Ipads to make stop frame animations about our topic. 

We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.



In PE the Year 6 children will be learning about invasion games.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.



There are no trips away from school planned this term.  Instead, we will be visited by a mini-zoo in the first half term and a planetarium in the second half term. 

Celebration of Learning:


Our Topic related open afternoon will be on Wednesday 15th February at 2:00pm.  The children will be displaying their homework projects and you will be invited to join in our exciting rainforest quiz competition.




Additional information


We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world. The children will also have an introduction in to Chinese and will begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 


* P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons

 so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.

* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for

 snack on Fridays.

* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured

 jumpers and black shoes or trainers.

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a

few that you might find useful:



This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find

information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.


This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about

 English, Maths and Science.


A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and

complete their homework activities.


A great website children have their own logins to.  They can practise a range of skills including computer programming.

Homework – Due Thursday 11/11/17


Add modal verbs to the sentences you brought home on Friday and write the sentences in your homework books in your best handwriting please.  Spare copies of the sentences are available in class if needed. 



Spellings to learn for 12/1/18

  1. Amazonian
  2. Leisure
  3. Language
  4. Privilege
  5. Cacophony
  6. Restaurant
  7. Achieve
  8. Physical
  9. Stomach
  10. Soldier