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
1:15-2:25ScienceComputing PE: Multi-SkillsPE: NetballPSHE
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 Two, Nelson Class will cover the following:

  • Grammatical Understanding: (One week unit)
  • Narrative Techniques: Action and Pace (One week unit)
  • Narrative: Stories with Flashbacks (Two week unit)
  • Non-Fiction: Biographies and Autobiographies: (Two 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 Two:

  • Place Value and Decimals
  • Calculating with Decimal Values
  • Calculating Percentages
  • Problem Solving with Percentages
  • Understanding Algebra
  • Applying Algebra to Problem Solving



Our Science topic for this term is Light. The children will develop their scientific knowledge, skills and understanding by:

  • Learning about light sources and how light travels
  • Understanding how we see things
  • Exploring how shadows are formed
  • Planning scientific enquiry, recording measurements and displaying results
  • Writing scientific predictions and conclusions
  • Researching the spectrum of light



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 multi-skills sessions and netball. Multi-skills lessons will focus on developing the fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination, which are needed to be successful in forms of activity. During netball sessions, Year Six will develop their skills for attacking and defending, enhance their shooting and passing skills and gain a deeper understanding of the rules and the tactics applied in netball.



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.



Nelson Class will learn about the services provided by the internet and how information is shared online. The children will improve their understanding how the Internet works and how it is used for communication, learning how to send and receive emails via their own class email account. They will also learn how to attach files and projects to emails.



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.