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
Voice Tuition
1:15-2:25ScienceArtPE: TennisPE: CricketPSHE
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 One, Nelson Class will cover the following:

  • Recount Writing (One week unit)
  • Developing Characterisation (Two week unit)
  • Authors and Texts: Classic Authors (Three 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 One:

  • Place Value (Two week unit)
  • Four Operations, including problem solving and reasoning skills (Four week unit)



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

  • Exploring fossils and how they provide evidence of the past
  • Understanding that offspring have similarities and differences to their parents
  • Studying theories of evolution and key scientists in this area
  • Using scientific evidence to support and contest ideas
  • Identifying how animals and plants adapt to their environments



For our history topic this term we will be studying the Ancient Mayan and Aztec Civilizations. The children will develop their skills as a historian by:

  • Carrying out historical enquiry and evaluating sources of evidence
  • Asking and answering historical questions
  • Studying artefacts from this period of time
  • Understanding Mayan and Aztec beliefs
  • Learning about the Mayan and Aztec number system
  • Exploring how the Aztecs settled in central America
  • Understanding how the Aztec civilization ended



This term Nelson Class will be developing and applying their physical skills through cricket and will be taught by Miss Berrington. During cricket sessions, the children will improve their bowling, batting and fielding skills. They will also learn how to apply these in a game situation.



The theme for our PSHE topic is relationships. Over the course of the term, the children will improve their understanding of how to take responsibility for their own and others’ learning. They will help develop the learning environment in their classroom. In addition, they will learn how to develop healthy relationships, how to respect equality and diversity and understand how to respond to uncomfortable situations within relationships.


Enrichment: Tennis

As part of our Enrichment Programme, Nelson Class will have a tennis coach, Mr. Dilena, to help them develop their skills in this sport. The class will develop their racket skills, range of shots, hand-eye coordination and their agility. They will also learn how to improve their footwork on the court and develop their understanding of the rules of play.


Religious Education

RE will be taught in a block week towards the end of the term and will focus on key beliefs of the Islamic faith. They will explore commitment and how this can impact on our lives. They will also develop their understanding of the commitment Muslims make to their religion.



In art this term the children will develop their drawing and sketching skills. They will focus on their mark-making, shade and tone and apply these skills when sketching different objects.



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.