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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

Miss Harris - 6H

Miss York - 6Y

Mrs Hooper - Teaching Assistant

PPA cover - Mrs Mitchell 6Y and Mrs Hooper 6H




Class of 2022/2023 - Welcome to Year 6 letter and summer homework

Your child's teacher's email address 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. 

Year 6 produced some amazing project homework this term from models, to posters, to power point presentations on our Victorian topic including Victorian Schools, Victorian Toys & The Rich and Poor. Well done Year 6!

6Y performed brilliantly in their class assembly, teaching us all about the Victorian era. Well done everyone!

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed making blood in science! We used different sweets to represent red cells, white cells and platelets.

In maths this week, Year 6 have been learning about angles on a straight line, in a triangle and in quadrilaterals. Today, they were set a challenge where they had to apply these skills and work out the missing angles.

Year 6 have been looking at some Victorian artefacts and guessing what they were used for...

Year 6 had a fun afternoon of DT today creating Bird Houses...

Today in year 6 we went for a walk in our forest area and used all our senses as inspiration for our writing based on the Princess Blankets book. We also collected leaves & other natural materials to use in science classification and our DT project making birdhouses!

In art in year 6, we have enjoyed recreating our own pictures by local Plymouth artist Brian Pollard in line with our ocean curriculum...

Here are Year 6 wearing odd socks to school today in recognition of Anti-bullying week...

Year 6 having great fun investigating 'finch beaks'...from the scientific legacy of Charles Darwin!

Year 6 collaborated brilliantly to create group dances inspired by 'River' music and vocabulary.

A lucky group of last Year 6 singers had an amazing time performing with over 5500 others at the 'Young Voices' concert 2022 in Birmingham's World Resorts Arena! What a fantastic and memorable atmosphere and experience! WATCH THIS SPACE, NEW YEAR 6, BECAUSE THERE WILL SOON BE A LETTER GOING HOME ABOUT THIS YEAR'S YOUNG VOICES TRIP!...



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!