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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! We are looking forward to a great year ahead together.


Year 6 Team

Mrs Llewellyn / Miss Harris - 6L

Miss York - 6Y

Mrs Hooper - Teaching Assistant

PPA cover - Mrs Cowin 6Y and Mrs Hooper 6L




Your child's teacher's email addresses should you need to get in touch with us... /

If you find yourself having to self-isolate Year 6, please find below some activities that you can work through at home. Of course, you can still do your spelling frame, TT Rockstars and independent reading. You can also access a range of subjects through BBC Bitesize KS2. 

Summer Term 2022 Important Information for year 6 pupils and parents - these letters have been emailed to you too and paper copies brought home:

This week, we had a special visitor called PC Kirkup who worked with us and gave us an important presentation sharing his experiences and explaining the importance of being a good citizen now and in the future. He was really funny and treated us with prizes and sweets!

A lucky group of Year 6 singers had an amazing time performing with over 5500 others at the 'Young Voices' concert in Birmingham's World Resorts Arena! What a fantastic and memorable atmosphere and experience!

Year 6 have been working on a range of different artwork to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee...

We are so proud of our Year 6’s this week during SATS. They have had some tricky Government tests to complete, but the highlight has been the delicious breakfast each day! They even said they would do another SATS test if it meant another breakfast!

Year 6 have been learning Jive steps as part of their World War2 topic! We impressed ourselves with our progress!

Year 6 have been enjoying a challenging, collaborative art activity linked to our History topic. We hope you are impressed by some of the final results…and can find Queen Victoria amongst our creativity!

In year 6, we investigated the effect of exercise on our heart rate to complete our unit on the circulatory system. We found that the more rigorous the exercise, the faster our pulse rate.

As part of Science Week, Year 6 completed the whole school pattern-seeking investigation, answering the question: Do larger hands pick up the most sweets? We planned the investigation, made sure it was a fair test by changing only one variable, collected the results using repeat testing, presented the results in a graph and evaluated our results.

Year 6 loved creating a ‘Museum of Fings’ inspired by the David Walliams book in preparation for their next writing task.

Year 6 investigated the relationship between the radius, diameter & circumference of a circle.

Year 6 had a fascinating time dissecting lamb’s heart with Mr Gage from Lipson Co-operative Academy – a science teacher as well as a Manadon Vale parent. We were so proud of their curiosity and resilience during such a mature activity, and it really helped them to understand the different chambers and vessels involved in the Circulatory System, seeing them at first hand. Seeing and touching a lamb’s lungs too was an added bonus!

Year 6 had a wonderful (and loud!) time composing a Rondo to tell the story, of ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ through music. In a Rondo, the A music/theme keeps returning.

We learnt all about the blood, the heart & circulation in this active lesson today...

In art we painted our pebbles, linking to the book we are studying 'Shackleton's Journey'

Year 6 successfully completed Bikeability this week...

We decorated tiles in year 6 to cheer up the garden for the residents of Torr Care Home thanks to Rosie's mum

In year 6 during science we have learnt all about classification using liquorice allsorts!

In this lesson we learnt all about evolution by looking at how Finches beaks have adapted to their environment.

We made some beautiful Moths to be displayed at the COP26 conference in Glasgow...

Welcome to Year 6 Letter

Spring Term 2022 NEWSLETTER

Spring Term Victorian Homework

In This Spring Term, the topics your child will be covering are:

Science (Heart and the Circulatory System plus healthy Me)

History (The Victorians)

ICT (Spreadsheets)

Art (Victorian Artists)

DT (Brunel Bridge Building)

MFL (Let's Visit A Town)

Dance (Victorian-themed Dance routines)

Games (Hockey with Barry)

Gymnastics (Group work)

Music (Musical notation)


In English, we will be practising SPaG concents for Grammar and Spelling, alongside the texts for Writing and Reading: 

Shackleton's Journey

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Street Child

Charles' Dickens


In Maths, we will be practising the concepts of Arithmetic Methods and Reasoning Questions, in preparation for the SATs in May, alongside:


Properties of Circles

Pie Charts





Here is a quick overview of our topics for the year:


Autumn Term - 'The Big Bang' Evolution, Adaptation and Volcanoes

Spring Term - 'It's a Hard Knock Life' The Victorians, Circulatory System and Healthy Me

Summer Term - 'Spitfires and Sweethearts' World War 2, Light and Electricity and Sex Education




RE Overview of Objectives

At Manadon Vale, RE is taught to give every child the opportunity to explore the big questions about life, to find out what people believe and what difference this makes to their lives. Pupils gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief and to reflect on their own ideas and ways of living.


In Key Stage 1 and 2, we follow the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus for RE. The principal religions and non-religious worldviews represented in the UK are covered taught through 'Key Questions'. These key questions are explored through the study of sacred texts, through creative arts, with visiting speakers and visits to places of worship and with lively discussion and debate.


In Year 6 the key questions are:



What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today? 

Why do Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah? (Incarnation) 

Creation and Science: conflicting or complementary?



Why do some people believe in God and some people not?



What matters most to Humanist and Christians? 

How does faith help when life gets hard?



'Grammar Toolkit' explained for Parents

If you would like to practise your spellings with on-line games, visit SPELLING FRAME and click on YEAR 5/6
If you would like to practise any maths skills with an on-line game, please visit MATHS FRAME - especially good for times tables!
There are lots more fun games to help you to learn on the Kids' Zone page! Take a look and have a go!