Year 6 Curriculum Notes Autumn Term

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included. 

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.  

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn term.


Place Value x, +, – and ÷                                            Shape & space

Real life problems                                                       Handling data & measures

Fractions, decimals & percentages                            Securing number facts

Scales                                                                         Coordinates

Area and perimeter                                                     Time


To begin with the children will be exploring and writing biographies and autobiographies.

We will be reading Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Man Who Walked between the Towers, and will be studying Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ too. The children will be developing within writing descriptions, diary entries, reports, and also poetry. Our author of the term is Michael Morpurgo.


Living things and their habitats (Microbes and classification)           Electricity


Online safety


Creating Adventure Games


Using maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping locate countries and describe features

Human Geography: settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. Independent study – focusing on Brazil and comparing with the UK.


Use sketch books to create, communicate, explore, investigate, make and evaluate.

Artist- Shona Skinner, Collage. Focus on developing experience in embellishing applying knowledge of techniques to express feelings and working collaboratively on a larger scale.

Textiles – using a number of different stitches creatively to produce different patterns and textures and design, plan and decorate a fabric piece.

Design Technology

Pizzas – designing and making.


Rugby, circuit training


Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They will be developing an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.


Being fair & just.                                              Living by rules.

Identity & belonging.                                       Creating unity & harmony.

Friendship programme


Monday           Spelling and Topic

Tuesday          Maths

Wednesday     English

Thursday         French (if set)

Friday              Reading

Each piece of homework is expected to take about 30 minutes to complete.  Maths will be differentiated by sets and spelling in groups.   Homework is usually due in one week after it has been set.  Reading may also be set but if not then children are expected to read their own material independently.  There may also be some French homework some weeks.

Homework follows DfES guidelines and may be in a variety of forms including practical activities which may need some adult support.  If you feel your child is getting too little or too much homework please come in and see us.

Dinner Trips/ Clubs money etc

Dinner Money is £12.00 per week and should be paid for on ParentPay.  Details for trips and clubs etc are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified.  If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details at the office, or you may send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope. 


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date. 

Class information 

Please avoid booking medical appointments etc. next May due to SATs tests.  SATs will take place during the week commencing 10th May 2021

Children will need to wear their PE kits to school on Wednesdays and Fridays and please can you make sure that all uniform is named

On a Thursday afternoon, while the Y6 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of Art.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Mrs Whittaker, Mrs Murphy and Miss Kaur