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
10:50-12:15EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishVoice Tuition
1:15-2:25Revision PE: Swimming French Revision Science and DT
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. 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 cover the following content:

  • Reading and Responding to Fiction and Poetry
  • Reading and Responding to Non-Fiction and Poetry
  • Revising and Applying Knowledge of Spelling and Punctuation Rules
  • Revising and Applying Knowledge of 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 will cover the following:

  • Written Methods of Calculation
  • Efficient Arithmetic Strategies
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Applying Self-Checking Strategies
  • Revising Key Knowledge


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



This term Nelson Class will go swimming every Tuesday afternoon. They will work on improving their confidence, technique and ability in the water. The class will also learn different self-rescue techniques and about keeping themselves safe in and around water.



In PSHE this term, our topic is ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’. The children will be learning about the importance of exercise and how to accept themselves for who they are. They will also discuss strategies for dealing with risk and pressure and how to show resilience when faced with different challenges. In Term Five, they will cover the following:

  • The importance of a healthy body on our well-being
  • How emotions can affect our actions
  • How to cope with different pressures in life
  • Understanding media influences and challenging stereotypes


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.



Nelson class will take part in voice tuition this term. Our voice coach, Caroline Radcliff, will teach the children a wide variety of songs. They will learn how to control their voice, how to pitch their voice appropriately and to sing as part of a group, including singing in different parts.



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.