Year 6

Welcome To Year 6



  • Kate McDonald, Teacher 6M
  • Mary Newman, 6N

Teaching Assistants

  • Louise Gunter
  • Sam Smith

We hope that you had a lovely summer break. Welcome to the autumn term when we look forward to the continuing partnership between home and school.

 Curriculum Y6 Autumn 1 2022 

Recommended books for Year 6

Year 5 and 6 spelling lists

Curriculum Highlights

This term, we will be learning about the Amazon region in geography and the circulatory system in science.  Our maths learning will focus on place value and the four operations, while in English we will be writing to entertain, inform, explain and discuss.  In PE, the children will be learning the skills of Flag American  football with Mr Abbott, and tag rugby with their class teacher.

You can find out more information about the autumn term learning by looking at the overviews and programmes of study on the website. 


Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. We prioritise reading at Nelson School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. We focus on developing children’s fluency, comprehension and prosody skills using the acronym VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.

In Year 6, we will be reading Floodland to inspire our writing, and our class novel is The Nowhere Emporium. 

In guided reading, children will have the opportunity to read a variety of texts across a range of genres to nurture their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and the wider world.

Updates & Reminders

Children should aim to arrive in school by 08.45.

Children can bring a healthy snack to eat at break and water to keep them hydrated during the day.

Please ensure that your child’s medical information is up-to-date.

If you are a class rep, please make yourself known to Miss Newman and Mrs McDonald.

Thank you in advance for your continued support in the year ahead.

2020-21 Summer

2020-21 Autumn

2020 – Summer

2020- Spring


2019-20 Autumn Term

2018-19 Spring Term 2

2018-19 Spring Term 1

2018-19 Summer Term