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
9:30-10:30MathsMathsMathsMathsMaths / English
1:15-2:25PE: DanceScience and Design Technology Music and CulturePE: Tri-GolfPSHE
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 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.



English is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. English units are usually taught over a two week period. During Term Four, Nelson Class will cover the following:

  • Narrative Techniques: (One week unit)
  • Extending Narrative: Developing Longer Stories (Two week unit)
  • Non-Fiction: Journalistic Writing (Two Week Unit)
  • Reading Comprehension: responding to Texts (One Week Unit)



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 will develop fluency with new skills and methods. Furthermore, the children will enhance their mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills within the topic they are studying. Nelson class will cover the following units in Term Four:

  • Measurement: Converting Measures
  • Measurement: Problem Solving with Measures
  • Area, Perimeter and Volume
  • Geometry: Angles and Problem Solving
  • Position, Direction and Sequences
  • Statistics: Line Graphs and Pie Charts


Science and Design Technology

Our Science topic for this term is Electricity and this links perfectly with our Design Technology topic of Electrical Systems. Therefore, these subjects will be taught together this term. The children will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • Learning the electrical circuit symbols
  • Constructing and drawing electrical circuits
  • Predicting what will happen when components are added or removed from circuits
  • Applying their knowledge of circuits to everyday life
  • Designing and making a circuit, fit for a particular purpose



Our Geography topic for Term Three and Four is Natural Disasters. The children will develop their skills as a geographer by:

  • Using atlases to explore different locations on our planet
  • Exploring the theory of plate tectonics
  • Discovering the causes of mountain ranges, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis
  • Learning about the physical features of the earth
  • Understanding the impact of natural disasters on the environment and human life
  • Researching historical natural disasters
  • Learning about global positioning, latitude and longitude



This term Nelson Class will be developing and applying their physical skills through Tri-Golf and Dance. Tri-golf sessions will allow the children to develop their hand-eye coordination and striking skills. They will learn how to hold a golf club correctly, the correct stance and play different games to help them develop their chipping and putting skills. During Dance, the class will have the opportunity to express mood and emotion through music and choreograph their own dance.



The theme for our PSHE topic is the wider world. Over the course of the term, the children will develop their understanding of enterprise and their own economic well-being. They will develop their awareness of financial terms, such as, loans, interest, tax, debt and VAT. Nelson Class will also learn about respecting diversity and equality within the communities and world in which we live, understanding how they can contribute positively to the lives of others.


Music and Culture

This Term Nelson Class will develop their musical skills by learning how to play the Djembe drums. They will learn about the cultural importance of the drums and how to create different rhythms and patterns. The will also have the opportunity to compose their own musical arrangement, which will be linked to our Natural Disasters topic.


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.