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Welcome to Succeed Class - Year 6


"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." (Winston Churchill)


Welcome to Year 6 - Succeed Class. We have 24 children in Succeed class this year, all striving to achieve their own personal goals. I, Miss Fleming, am the Year 6 teacher and alongside myself will be Miss Milner as our class Teaching Assistant. We all share the same goal - to guide, to support, to learn, to laugh and to ensure that memories are made. We are looking forward to the exciting, and hard-working, journey ahead!


Now that the children are in Year 6, they will have many responsibilities around the school such as: leading by example as school role models to the younger children; taking the lead with School Council; participating as senior members of the GIFT Team; supporting younger children in reception with key reading skills; demonstrating sound knowledge of Internet Safety as members of the Internet Warriors; assisting within whole school assemblies; and representing the school at the various sporting competitions that we will be participating in throughout the year. It is sure to be a busy year!


We will begin our action packed year of learning with our History unit, 'Turning Points in World War Two.' Here the children will explore the texts, Boy in the Striped Pyjama's and Once to gauge an understanding of the plight of Britain and neighbouring countries during WW2. 


As the year progresses, we will then move onto discovering our local environments through our 'Coasts' topic in Geography; finding out about the ancient civilisation of Baghdad; learning how important Greek History was to our own language and society; discovering the history of evolution through science and where electricity came from. All of this, as well as preparing for our SAT's and the not-to-be-missed end of year musical production, which is always a highlight in the children's calendar!


Your child's well-being is of vital importance to us and we want to ensure that they are happy and progressing. If you ever have any queries, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via our staff email:


Routines in Class


At the start of the day, children will enter the classroom where they will settle into some basic daily arithmetic practise. 

Morning break will be at 11am. If you wish, you may send a healthy snack in with your child for them to consume at this time.



We ask that you read with your child as often as possible. Your child will have a reading record that can be signed by yourself every time your child reads or is read to. In KS2, children will be expected to quiz regularly on Accelerated Reader upon completion of their book. As a minimum, we generally expect that children quiz at least once every fortnight. This helps aid their fluency and stamina to digest larger volumes of text that are expected within the Year 6 curriculum.



PE in Autumn Term will be on Monday afternoon  and Wednesday afternoon. Children should come into school dressed in their PE kits. This consists of: Black leggings/joggers, PE Top and hoody, jumper or cardigan. 



Homework will predominantly be set using Century Tech - an interactive web-based learning platform. Your child will receive their login details at the start of term, which will be stored in their reading journal. As time progresses, it will become necessary for children to practise additional SAT based questions too, which will be sent separately. 

Year 6 Curriculum Plan 2023-2024



Welcome back to your first term in year 6 - it will no doubt prove to be a very fun and energetic start to the final year at OLSA! 


In class for Literacy, we will explore the topic of Turning Points in WW2 History by exploring how events such as The Blitz affected our nation, focusing also upon the effect that this had on our very own Whitworth. The work covered within Literacy will be closely linked to the learning in History sessions. Children will have the option to study two texts to really engage within the unit and gain a deeper understanding of the key figures and implications of war through the texts, 'Once' in Literacy lessons and 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjama's' for guided reading sessions. Through these texts we will be creating our own suspense text, practising key writing skills such as using description, action and dialogue to move the action on. We will also be practising our biography skills by researching key WW2 figures such as Very Lynn to inform and entertain.


In maths,  we will continue with our Maths No Problem to investigate areas such as place value to 10 million, addition and subtraction, order of operations, and multiplication and division. Here we will build upon previous years' learning to apply these skills within more complex reasoning problems. Alongside regular lessons, children will also have regular discrete arithmetic and reasoning sessions to aid their fluency and recognition of problems. 


In History, the children will explore Turning points in WW2. Here the children will explore significant individuals involved, key events such as the Blitz and the impact upon our nation. Alongside this, the children will also be introduced to key themes such as migration whereby they will explore the implications on war upon The Windrush era.


In Science, the children will engage in more practical based learning to explore Exercise, Health and The Circulatory System. Here the children will identify the main parts of the human circulatory system, recognise the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on their bodies, how the heart is a key organ within the system and explore actual hands on experiments to deepen their understanding of the system.


In RE, we will begin with the topic on Unconditional Love. Here we will explore how we are made in image and likeness of God, exploring the relationship we have with the Church and our own faith. The children will reflect upon the way we live our lives and how we treat others. Through the use of drama and discussion, children will be able to express their own opinions and reflect upon their own family lives.


In Art, we will explore the technique of collage work through studying the artist, Paul Nash. Nash was responsible for creating a variety of collages based upon the topic of war, in particular, scenes of war from the battlefield. The children will research some of his work and replicate the technique to create their own war masterpiece.


In computing, we will continue to develop our knowledge of coding through Purple Mash. Here the children will be creating their own games and working together to de-bug programmes for safety and enjoyment. We will also continue to develop our awareness of safety online by revising key messages about privacy and security with our own devices. This will be done through our discussions on how our self-image and identify can be affected by online relationships that we create.


In PSHE, we will explore relationships as a topic. This will involve looking at how we can respect ourselves and others at all times through our class and school charters, exploring how we grow and change before moving onto how we can ensure that we create and keep safe relationships and how to identify those which are not.


PE this term will consist of coaching on a Monday afternoon with Rossendale Leisure and a fitness based learning session on a Wednesday afternoon.  Here the children will work together to develop key skills in balance, movement and teamwork.