Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 is the final year of your child's journey through Craven.

The teachers names are

Mr Rhodes and Mrs Hartmann

What can you expect to do in Year 6?

  • Take on jobs around the academy
  • Go on a residential visit
  • Go to Alton Towers
  • Perform in an end of Year Production
  • Possibly be Head Boy or Head Girl
  • Have talks with your secondary schools so you know what it will be like.
  • Have talks with school nursing around growing up
  • Sit end of KS2 SATS
  • Have an end of SATs Party!
  • Visit a mosque
  • Go carol singing in St Stephens
  • Make and sell your own DVD
  • Visit Dalby Forest
  • Visit Ferens Art Gallery
  • Lockwood Street Carol Singing
  • Visit the University
  • Take a tour around parliament
  • Go to Hull Royal and be taught basic first aid
  • Visit Wembley
  • Get to drive a car!
  • Visit Wilberforce House
  • Volunteer with Emmaus






Your class reading book will be:

Black PowderThe Boy in The Striped PyjamasCogheart

Your teacher will read these books for you to enjoy.

  • The Fib, George Layton
  • The Swap, George Layton
  • The house in poplar wood, KE Ormsbee
  • Stay a little longer, Bali Rai.
  • Wolf, Gillian Cross.
  • Conspiracy of Ravens, Leah Moore.

We want you to read these books at home by the end of the year.

  • - The Island At The End Of Everything
    - The Viewer
    - Tom’s Midnight Garden
    - Granny
    - The Light Jar
    - A Monster Calls
    - The Wolf Wilder
    - Water Tower
    - Rose Blanche
    - Great Adventurers
    - The Boy Who Flew
    - Sky Chasers
    - The Explorer
  • Skellig, David Almond
    The arrival, Shaun Tan
    The Hobbit, JRR Tolkein
    Letters from the lighthouse, Emma Carroll
    The House With Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson
    The Girl Of Ink and Stars, K Hargrave
    Rooftoppers, K Rundell
    Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend
    Beetleboy, MG Leanord
    Time Travelling With A Hamster, Ross Welford
    Holes, Louis Sachar
    The Star Spun Web





The pieces of writing you will do in literacy are.

  • Diary Entry/Recounts – Writing to Inform/Entertain
  • Persuasive letters – Writing to Persuade
  • Short story with flashbacks – Writing to Entertain
  • RESPECT Write– Text/Video driven. Non-Topic Link.
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Autobiography – Writing to Inform/Entertain
  • Creating atmosphere linked to setting and characterisation – Writing to Entertain.
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Autobiography – Writing to Inform/Entertain
  • Creating atmosphere linked to setting and characterisation – Writing to Entertain.
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)

The spellings we want you to learn are:

accommodate, accompany,  according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent appreciate attached available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery committee communicate community competition conscience* conscious* controversy convenience correspond criticise (critic + ise) curiosity definite desperate determined develop dictionary disastrous
embarrass environment equip (–ped, –ment) especially exaggerate excellent existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government guarantee harass hindrance identity immediate(ly) individual interfere interrupt language leisure lightning marvellous mischievous muscle necessary neighbour nuisance occupy occur opportunity parliament
persuade physical prejudice privilege profession programme pronunciation queue recognise recommend relevant restaurant rhyme rhythm sacrifice secretary shoulder signature sincere(ly) soldier stomach sufficient suggest symbol system temperature thorough twelfth variety vegetable vehicle yacht


In maths this year you will learn



Number - number and place value

  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above

Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

Number - Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • compare and order fractions, including fractions >1
  • add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
  • multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, × = ]
  • divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, ÷ 2 = ]
  • associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, ]
  • identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places
  • multiply one-digit numbers with up to 2 decimal places by whole numbers
  • use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places
  • solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
  • recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts

Ratio and proportion

  • solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
  • solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
  • solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
  • solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples


  • use simple formulae
  • generate and describe linear number sequences
  • express missing number problems algebraically
  • find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with 2 unknowns
  • enumerate possibilities of combinations of 2 variables


  • solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to 3 decimal places where appropriate
  • use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3 decimal places
  • convert between miles and kilometres
  • recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
  • calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units [for example, mm³ and km³]

Geometry - properties of shapes

  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

Times Tables and Number Facts

You should know all your times tables by now, but if you don'y you really need to practise. If you do, you should be able to use them to work out other more difficult facts (derivitives) from them.I know 4 x 6 =24, so 0.4 x 6 = 2.4.


Click on your Topic to find out more about what you will be learning and how it builds on what you already know.




Your topic will be

 VictoriansWorld War 2Economic Trade



You will cover the following units:

 Animals, including humans

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance


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