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: Multi-Skills
10:50-12:15EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish / Maths
1:15-2:25Science and Design TechnologyComputing PE: DanceGeography Music
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 four, Nelson Class will cover the following:

  • Narrative Techniques: creating effects, using different techniques
  • Extending Narrative: writing stories in chapters
  • Journalistic Writing: the style of reporting
  • Reading Focus: using a range of strategies to respond to a text



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 a range of mathematical problems and puzzles. Nelson class will cover the following units in Term four:

  • Geometry: classifying shapes, constructing shapes and angles
  • Geometry: coordinates, position, rotation and translation
  • Statistics: interpreting data from graphs, pie charts and averages
  • Formulae: using formula, algebra and sequences
  • Fractions, Decimals and percentages: problem solving
  • Multi-Step Problem Solving: applying knowledge to different problems


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 this term is Natural Disasters. The children will develop their skills as a geographer by:

  • Learning about global positioning, latitude and longitude
  • Discovering the causes of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis
  • Learning about the physical features of the earth
  • Researching notorious natural disasters
  • Understanding the impact of natural disasters on human life



This term Nelson Class will be developing and applying their physical skills in dance and through multi-skill sessions. Dance will be taught by Mrs Poolman, during our Wednesday Enrichment afternoon. On Friday mornings, the class will be taught by Miss Barrington, who delivers sports coaching across the school. These sessions will focus on developing fundamental physical skills (agility, balance and coordination) through different games and activities.



In PSHE this term the children will be learning about different strategies for coping in different situations. In particular, they will discuss stereotyping, peer pressure and media influence. Year Six will explore how to react to these topics and how they can influence our actions.



Year Six will learn how the Internet works and how it is used for communication. They will learn how to send and receive emails and add attachments to them. They will also develop their ability to use different programs to manipulate text and images, so they can communicate and present their work using a computer.



This term, Nelson Class will develop their musical skills, using a range of different percussion instruments. The class will learn how to play the Djembe Drums and how to create and perform different rhythms. The class will also learn how to layer and build up rhythms to tell a musical story. They will get the opportunity to compose their arrangements.



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.