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Welcome to Year 6 at Holy Family.

This year, the staff in our year group are Mrs Young, Mrs Doherty, Ms Roper and Mrs Burke.

Please remember to follow all of our learning via our twitter accounts:

@Holyfamily_L86D and @HolyfamilyL8_6Y




Please find below the details of our learning for summer 1 2020: 

Come and See 

This term our first topic is Witnesses.  Within this topic, we will know and understand: 

The courage to be a witness – Explore 

Pentecost: The Holy Spirit enables people to witness to the Easter message – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 

 Our second topic is  Healing. Within this topic, we will know and understand: 

When people become sick and need care – Explore 

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 



In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of place value, calculation and fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be learning about ratio and proportion, angles, co-ordinates, shapes and their properties and looking at statistics. Remember to login regularly to Maths Shed and Times Table Rockstars 


We will be using the novel-based approach to develop both our reading and writing skills. Our novel this term will be Slave Girl. We will also explore Henry’s Freedom Box . We will be building upon our understanding of how to apply VIPERS skills when we read texts so that we: understand vocabulary, can infer about what we read, can predict what might happen or what has happened before, explain what we have read, retrieve information and summarise texts. We will write diaries, recounts and produce a non-chronological repot on Slavery as well as writing poems linked to this topic area too.  


Evolution & Inheritance 

In Science we will: 

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago  
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents 
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution 

In order to do this, we will build on our previous knowledge of fossils from Year 3 and look at the work of the palaeontologist Mary Anning and the scientist Charles Darwin, reflecting on his theory of evolution. We will also carry out investigations as to how certain adaptations have enabled animals to survive in particular habitats.  


In History, our topic is ‘Fight for Freedom’? 

Historical skills: 

Pupils will use their factual knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain and its involvement in The Transatlantic Slave Trade as well as the wider world to describe what happened in this period. They will examine and explain the reasons for, and results of, events and change. 

We will select, organise, and deploy relevant information to produce structured work, making appropriate use of dates and times to develop our understanding of chronology. 


Our work in Art will be centred around textiles and the skill of weaving. Children will know that warp is the vertical method of weaving and weft is the horozontal. They will create African inspired baskets. 


Stocks and Shares 

This topic is designed to give children an understanding of the stock market but more importantly engage them in a task that makes them analyse data, make informed choices, present and critique their decisions. It has been designed to bring together all their ‘office’ skills and show how they can be used to complement each other. We will be applying our mathematical skills and using a range of software including Excel. 


Year 6 children will be developing their basketball skills with ‘Mersey Mavericks’. They will be learn the skills need to control the ball, pass and shoot as well as playing modified games and applying basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. 


Homework will be set three nights per week as follows: 

Monday – Spellings – due in on Friday (test day.)  

Spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed. 

Wednesday – Maths – due in on Thursday 

Friday – English – due in on Monday 

Where homework is not completed, there will be an expectation that it is completed during break/ lunchtimes. It is important that we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. All homework will be linked to recent learning and children should be able to complete it independently. Should your child encounter difficulties, please make a comment on the homework and return it to school on the due date. 

Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is an expectation, regardless of the child’s reading ability. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this in order to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2.