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
1:15-2:25Revision Revision FrenchPE: HockeyRevision
2:30-2.50Singing WorshipWhole School WorshipWhole School 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 English and mathematics. 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 or within a group. Each child will be heard read once every-other week and this will be recorded in their Link Book. On Friday mornings, weekly spellings will be tested and the children will practise their arithmetic skills in maths.



Literacy is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Literacy units are usually taught over a two week period. During Term Five, Nelson Class will be revising in preparation for their Key Stage Two Assessments. They will be covering:

  • Reading Fiction and Poetry
  • Reading Non-Fiction
  • Strategies to Respond to Texts
  • Revising Key Spelling Rules
  • Revising Punctuation Rules
  • Revising Key Grammatical Terms



Maths is taught daily from Monday to Thursday. Maths units are typically one week in length. The children build on their previous knowledge to extend their understanding in different aspects of mathematics. They also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge when solving mathematical problems and answering reasoning questions. Nelson Class will be preparing for their Key Stage Two Assessments this term and this means they will have more maths lessons to help them revise. As well as revising key mathematical knowledge and understanding, they will focus on the following skills:

  • Arithmetic Strategies
  • Written Methods for Calculating
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Mathematical Reasoning Strategies
  • Self-Checking strategies



This term Nelson Class will be developing and applying their physical skills through Hockey. The children will develop their hand-eye coordination and stick control. They will learn how dribble, pass and strike the ball, while improving their understanding of how to defend and attack in a game situation.


Enrichment: French

As part of our Enrichment Programme, Year Six will be taught French this term by Madame Wolsey. The class will learn the fundamental rules of speaking the language and begin to develop their French Vocabulary. They will improve their speaking, listening and writing skills in another language.


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.