Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 6 Shakespeare

Class teacher: Miss Clark



This term, our STEAM focus is Engineering and we will be answering the question ‘Can I design and construct a product using my knowledge and understanding of the engineering process?’. We will be designing a casing which would enable a telescope to survive a trip to space (although we will have an egg for a test dummy, not a telescope!). As part of this, we will be learning about the history of industrialisation and mechanisation in the UK.


We will be consolidating and deepening our understanding of fractions (equivalence, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) before moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages. Towards the end of term we will be focusing on ratios and scaling as well as recapping coordinates, before moving onto statistics (such as pie charts, line graphs, tables and finding the mean) next term.


Through three genres – suspenseful narrative, news reports and persuasive letters - we will be consolidating and applying the year 6 writing objectives which include:

  • in narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere
  • integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action
  • in non-narrative writing, use simple devices to structure the writing and support the reader (e.g. headings, sub-headings, bullet points)
  • use a range of devices to build cohesion (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs
  • use verb tenses consistently and correctly throughout their writing
  • use the range of punctuation taught at key stage 2 mostly correctly^ (e.g. inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech)
  • spell correctly most words from the year 5 / year 6 spelling list and use a dictionary to check the spelling of uncommon or more ambitious vocabulary
  • maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed


In HRE this term we are covering ‘families and close personal relationships’, ‘friendships’, ‘managing hurtful behaviour and bullying’, safeguarding our relationships’ and ‘respecting self and others’.


This term we are discussing religious discrimination, focusing in on specific examples from around the world.


We will be outside for PE whenever the weather allowed it, developing our OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) skills through a series of teamwork challenges and games.


Our PE days this term: Tuesday and Thursday

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