Nelson (Year 6)

Mrs Bell

Class Teacher

Mrs Cary

Teaching Partner

Nelson Class Timetable
Early Morning Work

For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Six focus on developing key skills in English and maths. 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 when children are heard read individually and also in guided groups.

English is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. During Term the following terms, Nelson Class will focusing on the following:

  • Poetry
  • Narrative with characterisation, atmosphere and setting
  • Discussion


Maths is taught daily from Monday to Friday.  Nelson Class will develop their mathematical reasoning skills by applying their mathematical knowledge and understanding to a range of different topics and areas of maths. They will also enhance their knowledge of different mathematical formulae  in preparation for secondary school. Year Six will cover the following:

  • Line Graphs, Pie Charts and the Mean Average
  • Equations and Formula
  • FDP equivalence
  • Problem Solving
  • Introducing concept and problem solving
  • Four Operations: problem Solving and Reasoning
  • Coordinates, Position and Direction

Our science topic this term is light. This term the children will focus on the following skills:
  • To recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines

  • To explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • To explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or rebounds off objects and then to our eyes.
  • To use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
  • To my knowledge of the light spectrum to help explore the phenomena of rainbows, colours on soap bubbles, colour filters and objects looking bent in water

Covers Maths, English and Science. It provides subject knowledge, interactive tasks and questions.

Covers key skills in Maths and English, although it is more challenging than BBC Bitesize.

Fraction games- Practise your mental maths with the range of fraction games


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 and producing cases studies
  •     Learning about the global positioning, including latitude and longitude

This term Nelson Class will be developing their physical and well-being skills in tennis and gymnastics

The children will be learning to lay and perform in solo and ensemble contexts using a range of percussion instruments. They will use and understand staff and other musical notations and improvise and compose music for a range of purposes.


The children will be designing and making an item that is fit for purpose and it will involve the children applying their knowledge of electrical systems.


Through the week technology is used as an exciting learning tool within many subjects. Children have a broad range of experiences using a variety of devices as they continue to develop their computing skills. The children learn to become digitally literate within a safe environment in order to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding both within and out of school.. They will be focusing on E-Safety as part of the next two terms of learning and creating videos which they will edit and improve. 


PSHE is taught each term based on discussion and circle times. The children are given the opportunity to empathise with others and their emotions as well as coming to terms with and verbalising their own feelings and opinions. The theme for the following two terms is ‘Living in the Wider World'