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Welcome to Year 6 - Orca Class 



 Welcome to Orca’ Class Curriculum Area

On this page you will find information about Orca’ class, including homework set and gentle reminders for up and coming events in Orca Class.

You can see our Year 6 Curriculum Map here. It explains the different topics we cover throughout the year.

Term 1

 In English, we will start the year with a poetry unit; this always help to build wonderful vocabulary. We will be looking at poems from a range of authors, from Roald Dahl

to Paul Cookson.

Then, while studying a range of fiction and using our reading to inspire our writing, we will link our Topic work to our English by studying Shackleton's Journey by William Grill.

In Maths, we will be securing our knowledge of place value, while moving on to bigger numbers. Then, we will be practicing all four operations and making sure that our knowledge of times tables is secure.

Wider Curriculum, we will be focusing on a cross-curricular unit of work themed around :


Antarctica will be a fantastic topic to start the year, with hopefully a trip to the Royal Maritime Museum, where we will be able to take part in a Polar Explorer Workshop.

In class, we will be locating countries on maps and understanding key features and vocabulary. We will be making models of icebergs and drawing antarctic animals - including the Orca!

Science will be linked to our Topic work with a unit on Animals including humans.


In Religious Studies, we will spend our first two terms looking at What matters most to Christians and the Humanists? This will lead us to study religious festivals such as Harvest and Christmas.

This term PE will be on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school on this day. Any earrings will need to be removed or covered with micropore medical tape during PE lessons (tape will need to be supplied by parents).

Homework – A piece of maths Homework is given out each week on Thursdays, to be handed in on Tuesdays. Spellings are also given out Fridays, for a spelling test the following Friday. Each piece of homework is celebrated and earns a star point!

REMINDER: Please encourage your child to read daily. It is still extremely important, even in Year 6, to read to an adult. This will help your child develop their comprehension skills and broaden their vocabulary. Please remember to sign your child’s contact book to show you have heard them read. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Couchman and Mrs Williams