Nelson (Year 6)

Mrs Bell

Class Teacher

Mrs Barnard

Teaching Partner

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 and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. During this term the children will be reading and writing the following texts:
  • Poetry
  • Classic texts
  • Recounts

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.
 As a mathematician the children will be focusing on the following areas:
  • Place Value
  • Addition methods
  • Subtraction methods
  • Multiplication
  • Division 
  • Fractions
  • Measurement 
  • Algebra
  • Ratio
 Science   - Electricity

As a Scientist, the children will be focusing on the following skills

  • To know the correct symbols for the electrical components that make up a circuit
  • To construct a physical circuit and draw the corresponding circuit diagram, using the correct symbols
  • To understand voltage and how this impacts on different components in a circuit
  • To Know how adding more components or increasing the voltage / number of cells affects how a circuit works.  


In computing the children will be focusing on the following word-processing skills through English and topic.


The class will be focusing on the concept 'People of God ' and will be learning to:
  • Explain connections between the story of Moses and the themes of Justice and freedom

  • Understand the concept of freedom and salvation using theological terms
  • Explain clear connections between Bible texts studied and what Christians believe about being people of God
  • Show how Christians put their beliefs about the People of God into practice in different ways.
  • Explain ways in which some Christians put their beliefs into practice by trying to bring freedom to others


  • How the Tudors came to power? - Critique two different versions of historical event
  • To understand that there were different monarchs during the Tudor period - Create a chronological framework to illustrate key changes in religion
  • The lives of the Henry VIII wives
  • Understand some of the choices that Henry VIII made in his personal life?
  • Explore how Tudors lived their lives
  • Explore the life of Tudor Britain and the impact the monarchy had on this
This term Nelson Class will be developing their physical and well-being skills by learning dance and netball.

Design and Technology

The children will be cooking this term and will be focusing on the following skills:

  • To understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet and apply an understanding of nutrition
  • To prepare and cook a savoury dish using a wide range of cooking techniques and skills
  • To understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.
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. 

During this the term the children will focusing on relationships and will focusing on the following skills:

  • To know about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.
  • To know how to respect equality and diversity in relation-ships
  • To know what a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.
  • To know that marriage and civil partnership represents a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong.
  • I know how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a relationship is making me feel unhappy or uncomfortable, manage conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek advice or help if needed.
  • I know about the concept of privacy and the implications of it for myself and adults; including it is not always right to keep secrets if they relate to being safe.
  • I know the importance of permission-seeking and giving in relationships with friends, peers and adults.




Adding decimals 17 and 20

Fraction subtraction game

mental maths games