Our Spring Topic Information  

This term we are looking forward to exploring, learning and asking questions about...


This  term we will begin by investigating the use of latitude and longitude when referring to a location and using this knowledge to identify Japan, and other countries’ positions around a world map. We then explore the physical geography of earthquakes and the amazing features of Japan including mountains and volcanoes. We are very excited to learn more about comparisons of Japan’s culture and schools with their own culture and experiences!

What do you know about Japan already?

Extreme Earth

We will be studying natural disasters this half term, exploring the Earth's greatest natural disasters and extreme weather. This could vary from raging tropical storms, violent erupting volcanoes to towering tsunamis! 

What we're reading... 

Reading for pleasure: 

In year 6, we provide opportunities weekly to change reading books and library books. For reading for pleasure, you may choose a book from our book corner or from our school library.  

Our Topic Read:   

This term, we are reading a range of texts including: 

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                           Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo    

Wow Wall! 

Remember to check our "Wow Wall" see who has produced some fantastic work from the week before!

What piece were you proudest of this week?        

Share your proudest piece with your partner and a member of staff!        

 Ready to Retrieve?

Do you know any interesting facts already?

Research Japan...

  • What can you find out about the location os Japan?
  • What do you know about volcanoes and  mountains?
  • What can you find out about Japanese culture?

Remember: When researching online, make sure you are searching safely by putting "for children" or "for KS2". 

What questions might you like to ask and find out about during the topic? 

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Here are some useful links to our topic:  

Do you know your key words? 

What words can you learn to share with your teacher and class? Write these in your reading diary with a definition. 

Do you know your facts?

Clips and Useful Links 

Share with your class....

Important Facts and Faces     

See if you can research some significant people and interesting facts linking to topics we are learning about. 

Who can you find? Why were they significant?  

What facts can you find out about? What new vocabulary can you share?


  • History - The Kingdom of Benin 
  • Geography - Japan Today
  • Computing and Online Safety - 
  • Science - Electricity and Science Adventures 
  • Life Skill - Preparing for Transition
  • Art - Japanese Art 
  • DT - Making African Instruments 
  • Music - WW2 
  • RE - Christian Aid and Islamic Relief/What Impact do people's beliefs have on their lives?
  • PSHE - Preparing for transition, relationships, etc. 
  • Spanish - La Segunda Guerra Mundial



This term, in science, we are going to learning about electricity and circuits. 

What is  a circuit?

What is needed in a circuit?

How do they work?

Think of some questions you'd like to find out about this term! 

Can you remember these?

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Login to your Purple Mash account by clicking here. 

Use your Purple Mash log in to find more about topics that we are learning about in school. Continue to practise your Computing skills, present your homework, write a story, or try any of the amazing applications you have access to in school. Share what you have done with Miss Cotterill and Miss Howell - we love to see the work and learning you do at home! 

Just remember your username and password. 


 Useful Spanish Links: 


Topic Class Clips  

Different topic clips here. 



Our Year 6 Timetable 

The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is children's responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay or via text message.  




Wednesday Weekly homework handed in (maths/English/Reading) 

6C and 6H PE (full kit needed)


(Feel Good Friday)

Spelling test

Weekly homework discussed and provided to children online.

6H and 6C - Swimming (full kit needed)

Remember, all reading books, reading records, spelling lists and *PE kits should be in school every day. 

*PE kits can be taken home weekly for washing. 

Reading Diaries:

Remember to record every time you read at home by putting the date, page number  and what the book is that you are reading. Remember you should be reading your reading book as much as you can (every night) however you can also record when you read for pleasure in class or at home. Your parent/guardian needs to sign your book before it is changed. It is important that you bring your reading book and record in every day as we will hear you read in the morning. 

* How many words and definitions have you recorded in your diary this week? *

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