Year 6 2020 - 2021

Miss Raine

Mrs Etherington

Miss Roberts


During the Autumn  term, we have worked on:

Place value of numbers beyond one million.

Written methods for the four main mathematical concepts.

BIDMAS so that we know that correct order of operations.

Fractions - adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions with different denominators. 

All skills gained from the areas of maths listed above were applied to problem solve an reason.


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Times Table Rockstars has proved to be a hit with our Year 6 children.  Every week, we have a celebration assembly where a child is awarded for their dedication and enthusiasm towards learning their tables.  See for yourself how fabulous a program this is by following our link:

Evolution and Inheritance


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In Science, we studied Evolution and Inheritance.

We could explain how we are the same and how we are different and created a line graph to compare something that is the same among children of the same age to show how everyone is different. 

Take a look at Reggie's example here. 

We also looked at how animals have evolved to adapt to their environments. We investigated whether how they were suited to their environment, take a look...

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We found out that a man named Charles Darwin studied the theory of evolution and we studied his work. In Literacy we wrote a recount in a specific form and used Charles Darwin as our audience, Carys's choice of recount was a diary entry - have a read... 

After hearing about Charles Darwin's discoveries in the Galapagos Islands, we wanted to know more about them, to help us find out more about the Galapagos Islands a lady called Kim, who had recently visited, came to speak to us. Here she is talking to the class.

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Click here to see a piece of writing linked to a visit to the Galapagos Islands.


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We really enjoyed reading Skellig and completed some wonderful writing from it.

Click below to read some of the writing that we created. 





200 years of Hetton

Hetton-le-Hole is a very historical place, we looked at the many different buildings in Hetton and during a guided tour we found out what the buildings were once used for and how their uses had changed.


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"This ued to be one of three picture houses in Hetton. Nowadays it is used as a wood workshop. It's use as a picture house stopped because less people were using it as it got older." - Darcy

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"Today this building is used as a care home but 200 years ago it was hetton's police station." - Jamie

We used evidence to build a historical picture of Hetton to gather an clear understanding of why it is such a unique place.

As part of our unit of learning we visited Beamish Museum, and learned about what life was like in a pit village 200 years ago. Here are some photographs of our very historical day.


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We worked with some professional artists to learn how to draw images of Hetton using the skill of perspective. 

Take a look at these photographs to see what we got up to, we think you'll be very impressed with the finished product! 


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