‘Nurturing Individual Excellence’

Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mr Hancock

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Welcome to the Spring Term of Year 6

During this term, we will be studying “Excalibur's Changing Landscape”, focussing on our school and local area and how they have changed over time. In particular, we will explore the following: transport, leisure, Alsager's high street and what life was like in Alsager during WW2.

Book Study

To begin with, our main book study this term will be Beetle Boy by MG Leonard. Through this text, and others, the children will have many opportunities to write for a range of purposes and audiences.

Synopsis for Beetle Boy by MG Leonard

Thirteen-year-old Darkus Cuttle's search for his kidnapped father leads him to discover a mountain of extraordinary beetles, and pits him against the mad-scientifst of the fashion world, Lucretia Cutter, an haute couture villainess with an alarming interest in insects.


In maths, we will build on learning from previous year groups and last term and continue to recap and revise core mathematical skills, such as accurate recall of times tables and calculation using the four operations. Our main taught units this term are: ratio; algebra; decimals; working with fractions, decimals and percentages; area, perimeter and volume; and statistics.

The following webpages can be used to revise and practise:

Times Table Rock Stars       

BBC Bitesize

I have also included a document below which includes all the mental maths objectives for reception through to Year 6. It is essential that your child is confident with these fundamental aspects of maths in order to fully grasp new concepts. Please use this document regularly, along with the links above, to support your child at home.


To start this term, we will be continuing our topic on living things and their habitats. This topic will teach the children how the human body works, and how it is effected by different lifestyle factors, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, eating a balanced diet and taking part in regular exercise. We will then be studying the topic of Evolution and Inheritance, whereby children will gain an understanding of how living things have changed over time. We will explore the phenomenon of science through practical demonstrations and investigations where appropriate, with an emphasis on the five types of scientific enquiry: observation over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing; and research using secondary sources.

There are some interesting science-themed links available on the following archived pages: Week 1 and Week 2.

Please click on the following link for an interactive website about evolution: https://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-evolution-interactive-timeline.

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