St Edward's CofE Primary School

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Welcome to Year 6

 Autumn Term 2021


Class Teacher : Miss Phillips


Our Autumn term topic is:

Is the history of York, the history of England?

This is a history based topic where we will be the looking at the Roman occupation of York, an Anglo-Saxon mystery to solve from the seventh century, the largest battle ever fought on English soil took place at Marston Moor, a few kilometres outside of York as well as examining two important effects of the coming of the industrial age to York in
the early 1800s: the influence of the arrival of the railway and the growth of large factories in which products were manufactured for the first time using steam-driven machinery!


Science - Earth and Space

Our Science topic this term is Earth and Space. We will be looking at the movement of the Earth, and other planets and describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth. We will describe the Sun, Earth and Moon and use the idea of the Earth's rotation to explain day and night.



Geography -

Why are mountains so important?


We will first look at introducing the concept of ‘mountain’ through an investigation. We will then focus on the location and formation of the world’s most significant ranges of fold mountains. After this, we will explore the legend of Mallory and Irvine, together with the achievements of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. We will then apply a wide range of geographical skills including map and satellite interpretation.



How do volcanoes affect the lives of people on Hiemaey?



We will recognise, describe and explain the key geographical features of the Westman Islands region of Iceland and the island of Hiemaey in particular. Next we will compare and contrast the physical and human geography of Vestmannaeyjar and explain how volcanoes form. Finally, we will understand how and why the environment of Hiemaey has changed over time and reach conclusions and make judgements about the positive and negative impact of these changes on the ways of life of the people of Hiemaey!







Our PE lessons this half term will be on Friday, please make sure you wear PE kit in to school on these days. 




The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!




Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday. Spelling Tests this term will be on Friday.



We are all looking forward to another fun, jam packed term with lots and lots of learning going on!


If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to pop in and see me or contact me through class Dojo.



Thank you


Miss Phillips




Dates for the Diary


Autumn Term 1: Monday 6th September - Friday 22nd October

Monday 6th September ~ Non-pupil Day

Tuesday 7th September  ~ Children start back at school


Autumn Term 2: Monday 1st November - Friday 17th December

Monday 1st November ~ Non-pupil day 

Tuesday 2nd November ~ Children return to school

Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.


School Motto

'One family - sharing, caring, learning together'

Mission Statement

Our school's Christian values are the branches of Kindness, Respect and Courage spreading from the main trunk of Love.

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