Sandown School



 Year 6 - 2019/ 2020

Hello and welcome to the year 6 page.

Our teaching team consists of Mrs Uppal, Miss Knight and Miss Mount. 

Term 1

The Victorians

Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Place Value, Read write numbers to ten million, Add and subtract large numbers using column method, Multiply large numbers efficiently, Divide using short and long division, Rounding numbers, Ordering numbers, Coordinates, Prime and composite numbers, Multiples and factors, Translation, Order of operation, Word problems involving all of the above.
  • Literacy: Diary Entry, Recount, Biography, Film Review
  • Topic- History: Timeline of inventions, Life in the workhouse Queen Victoria The changing power of Monarchs- Queen Victoria A significant turning point in history- inventions
  • Science: Light
  • ICT: Digital literacy
  • RE: Creation- Creation and Science: conflicting or complementary
  • Music: I'll be there
  • PE: Dance/Joe Wickes (general fitness) Rounders
  • French: The Classroom
  • Art/DT: Print making- Morris
  • PSHE: New Beginnings

Victorian experience workshop

Term 2

Extreme Environments

Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Common factors and prime numbers recap, Simplify fractions, Order fractions, Add fractions, Subtract fractions, Divide fractions, Multiply fractions, Convert improper fractions and mixed numbers, Equivalent fractions, Decimal equivalent to fractions, Fractions of amounts, Multiply and divide by 10,100,1000, Round decimals, Percentages of amounts, Percent equivalence of the fractions and  decimals, Measure angles, Draw angles, Missing angles on a line, Missing angles on a point
  • Literacy: Non chronological report, Instruction
  • Topic – Geog: Geographical skills and fieldwork ,Identify position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere…, Geographical similarities and differences using physical and human geography
  • Science: Living things and adaptations
  • ICT: computer science
  • RE: Gospel- What would Jesus do? Christmas Story
  • Music: Classroom Jaz 2
  • PE: Dance and Cricket
  • French: The Classroom
  • Art/DT: Food tech- Snowmen biscuits and 3D art- salt dough plaques
  • PSHE: Getting On

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Term 3


Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Angles in triangles, Angles in quadrilaterals, Volume of cubes and cuboid, Area of triangles, Area of quadrilaterals, Perimeter of compound, shapes, Area of compound shapes, Negative numbers, Mean, Line graphs and interpreting them.
  • Literacy: Poetry, Narrative, letter, Recount, newspaper report
  • Topic – Geog/Hist: Battle of Britain, The Blitz, Life as an evacuee,Dunkirk Evacuations, Timeline of key events, Map work- allies and axis, Local history study- Little Ships (Dunkirk Evacuation),Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • Science: Animals including humans
  • ICT: Computer science
  • RE: Islam: what does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today?
  • Music: A new year Carol
  • PE: Bench ball and Hockey
  • French: Healthy Lifestyles
  • Art/DT: Drawing and Sketching
  • PSHE: Going for goals

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Mr O’Sullivan WWII experience day

Term 4


Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Pie charts, Circles, Recap fractions, Recap long division, Recap multiplication, Reasoning, Algebra, Mental calculations, Recap measures and problem solving.
  • Literacy: Dialogue, persuasive letter, Biography, Instructions
  • Topic – Geog/Hist: Battle of Britain, Life in Germany during WW2,A significant turning point in history- Battle of Britain
  • Science: Electricity
  • ICT: Information Technology
  • RE: Salvation: What difference does resurrection make for Christianity
  • Music: Happy
  • PE: OAA/Team building
  • French: Healthy Lifestyles
  • Art/DT: Drawing – Perspective
  • PSHE: Good to be me.


Term 5


Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Revision for SATS
  • Literacy: Balanced argument and narratives
  • Topic – Geog: Using maps locate South America concentrating on their environmental regions key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities
  • Science: Living things and their habitat
  • ICT: Computer Science
  • RE: Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or charity and generosity.
  • Music: You've got a friend
  • PE: Gymnastics and rounders
  • French: The weekend
  • Art/DT: Textile- single fabric shape can create 3D textile product- pillow/pillowcase
  • PSHE: Changes


Term 6

The Arrival

Possible enrichment

  • Maths: Ratio and proportion, Data handling – line graphs, tally and bar charts revisit, Algebra revisit, 3D shapes and their properties, 2D Shapes and constructing 2D shapes
  • Literacy: poetry,letter, narrative
  • Topic – Geog: understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of the human and physical geography of a region of the UK, a region in a European country and a region within North or South America
  • Science: Evolution
  • ICT: Information Technology
  • RE: Kingdom of God: What kind of king is Jesus?
  • Music: Reflect, Rewind and Replay
  • PE: Gymnastics and sports day practice
  • French:At School
  • Art/DT: Woodwork/mechanical- photoframes

Activity Week

Additional information


This is timetabled for Thursday and Games for Tuesday. Children will need indoor kits (Plimsolls, T-shirt and shorts) for Thursday and outdoor kits (trainers, T-shirts and shorts or tracksuit-type trousers and a top/sweatshirt) for Tuesday. If children do not have the correct kit, they will not be able to take part in the sessions. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings either need to be taken out or ‘taped’ with micropore tape brought from home.


 A vital skill for everybody now is rapid recall of times tables.  This means children have to be able to respond quickly to quick-fire questions in order to apply their knowledge efficiently in Maths.  Knowing their times tables in any order is the aim and to this effect children are expected to practise their times tables at home.

Reading Logs need to be brought to school every-day and children have been asked to record their reading throughout the week in their reading logs, whether they read independently or to an adult. It would be very much appreciated if the reading logs are signed by an adult.


We will be providing children with a copy of the year 5/6 spelling word lists and hope by the end of the year they are able to spell the majority of the words on the list. It would benefit the children to practice writing their spellings and using them in sentences. They may also need to use their dictionary skills to find definitions of the words.


 If you have any questions/queries or worries, please speak to us at the end of the day or make an appointment.

We look forward to a busy and exciting year.