Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

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Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Year 6 Russia




Class Teacher: Mr Moore

Teaching assistants: Mrs Cannon, Mrs Henderson, 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 diary entries 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.  Spelling tests will be every Friday.



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 place value, BODMAS and the four operations of calculation. 


Maths homework will be set on the Mathletics website so please encourage your child to log on and complete it. 




Other subjects:



 Our topic for the first part of this term is Investigating India.  There is much more information on the 'India' page of our class website.


In Science we are learning about the legacy of Carl Linnaeus and how living things are classified by scientists.  After half term we will be investigating electrical power.


 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 and laptops to build pages on school jotter that include hyperlinks and embedded video content. 

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.



We have already been on a trip to the Hindu temple this term.  Next half term we will have a mad scientist visit us to kick off our Frankenstein topic with a bang! 

Celebration of Learning:


We will be having a whole-school celebration of learning just before half term to wrap up our India topic.  More information will follow closer to the time.



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.  Children should not wear earrings when they are in school.

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 and compete against mathletes from around the globe!


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



SATS opinion websites: