Nelson (Year 6)

Class Teacher: Mr Lewis



Nelson Class Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkWeekly Spellings and Arithmetic Skills
Music: Voice Tuition
1:15-1.45Whole School WorshipWhole School WorshipSinging WorshipWhole School WorshipPSHE
1.45-3:00RevisionPE: SwimmingFrenchRevision
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 agility. 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. Every child will be heard once every other week. On Friday mornings, Nelson Class will be tested on their weekly spellings and in their mathematical calculations.



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
  • Revising Spelling Rules and Use of Punctuation
  • Revising Grammatical Terms and Rules



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 puzzles. Nelson class will be preparing for their Key Stage Two Assessments this term and will be revising:

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



This term Nelson Class will go swimming every Tuesday afternoon. They will work on improving their confidence, technique and ability in the water. They will have the opportunity to work towards a swimming award throughout the term and there will be an opportunity to purchase the award once they are completed.



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 our emotions impact on our actions
  • Coping with different pressures in our lives
  • Understanding media influences and challenging stereotypes



RE is always taught in a blocked week and enables the children to learn about and from different religions. This term we are exploring what different people believe God is like. Throughout this unit, we will discuss what faith means to us and compare the beliefs that different religions have about God. The class will also develop their own ideas about God and express this in different ways.



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.


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.



Woodlands Juniors

General revision with interactive activities and past SATs papers.