Nelson (Year 6)

Class Teacher: Mr Lewis

Teaching Partner: Mrs Young

Nelson Class Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkWeekly Spellings and Arithmetic Skills
9:30-10:30MathsMathsMathsMathsPE: Athletics
10:50-12:15EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishComputing / Design and Technology
1:15-2:25PE: Gymnastics ArtTennisSciencePSHE
2:30-2.50Whole School WorshipWhole School WorshipSinging Worship Whole School Worship
2.15 Celebration Assembly


Early Morning Work

For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Six focus on developing key skills in literacy and numeracy. The children work through a daily maths task to improve their mental calculations and fluency of key mathematical skills. They will also have a handwriting task, which has a spelling, grammar or punctuation focus. This is also a when children are heard read individually. Each child will be heard once every-other week. On Friday mornings, weekly spellings will be tested as will the children’s mathematical arithmetic skills.



Literacy is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. During Term Six, Nelson Class will learn about discussion writing and further develop their story writing techniques. They will also select pieces of work that they wish to include in their Year Book. This term the children will cover:

  • Narrative Techniques
  • Discussion Writing (Two Week Unit)
  • Year Book Work



Maths is taught daily from Monday to Thursday in Term Six. Nelson Class will develop their mathematical reasoning skills by applying their mathematical knowledge and understanding to a range of different topics and areas of maths. They will also enhance their knowledge of different mathematical formulae, in preparation for secondary school. Nelson Class will cover the following units of work during Term Six:

  • Secondary Transition Unit
  • Mathematical Formulae
  • Mathematical Reasoning



Our science topic this term is Living Things and Humans. This term the children will develop their scientific enquiry skills and their knowledge and understanding by:

  • Learning about the circulatory system
  • Understanding how the heart works
  • Learning about how ours bodies change as we grow
  • Understanding how diet, exercise and lifestyle choices impact on our lives


Computing / Design and Technology

This term, Nelson Class will be building and learning how to control a robot. They will be using Lego Mindstorms kits to construct their robots. They will also use the associated software to instruct their robot to carry out various commands and complete missions on a specially designed mat.



This term Nelson Class will be developing their physical skills in gymnastics and athletics. On Monday afternoons, they will be travelling to Springboard Gymnastics Centre in Warminster. This will provide the children with access to specialist coaching and equipment. The class will also develop their running, throwing and jumping techniques during our athletics sessions.



For our PSHE topic the children will be planning and fundraising for their Year Six legacy. The children will also learn about the emotions we experience when things change in our lives. They will also explore the positive outcomes of change and how to manage their feelings and emotions during these times.


Enrichment: Tennis

As part of our Enrichment Programme, Nelson Class will have a tennis coach to help them develop their skills in this sport. The class will develop their racket skills, range of shots, hand-eye coordination and their agility. They will also learn how to improve their footwork on the court and develop their understanding of the rules of play.



This term Nelson Class will learn about expressionism art. They will learn about the origins of this style of art and some of famous expressionist artists. In particular, they will explore the work of Edvard Munch, a Norwegian born artist. They will use his work as inspiration for creating their own pieces of art.


Food Technology

Nelson Class will be developing their skills in food technology this term. They will learn how to make bread from scratch. They will combine the ingredients, knead the dough and choose their own design.


BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

Useful websites for year 6 subject knowledge:

Covers Maths, English and Science. It provides subject knowledge, interactive tasks and questions.

BBC Skillswise

BBC Skillswise

Covers key skills in Maths and English, although it is more challenging than BBC Bitesize.



Woodlands Juniors

General revision with interactive activities and past SATs papers.