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Northborough Primary School

Year 6 - willow class

We hope you had a fantastic summer break and are now ready to start your learning journey in Year 6. All of Willow Class’s staff are really looking forward to this year and are ready for lift off!

This term’s topic is called Stargazers; this is a Cornerstone Curriculum creation to enable us to include all our subjects within an engaging focus. We will journey through space, the final frontier… Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

We will be investigating the eight planets, and learning about the Moon, a celestial body that orbits the Earth. Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other life forms out there?     



Summer 2


This term we will start to write Space poetry using descriptive and figurative language. Next, we will use research skills to produce newspaper articles about the first Moon Landing. To complete the term we will write descriptive pieces on our own planet creations.



Number Place value launches our term; the children will be learning to read, write and compare numbers up to 10 million, and solve various problems involving decimal and negative numbers. After this, they will begin consolidating and receive new learning around the four main functions + - x and ÷.  Times tables will still be a focus and various homework activities will be set to improve basic skills.



 We will learn about: Moon and Space

 describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in   the solar system
describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night, and the apparent  movement of the sun across the sky.


Unicef - Children’s Rights, Responsibilities within school and the wider community. Modern Slavery workshop.


Monday with  Mrs Pell- Netball. Invasion skills  

With the Youth Dreams Project coach, Year 6 (Thursday ) will be taking part in hockey Quik Sticks




French- Mrs Gerrard


Space travel

Art and Design

 DT Space sculptures , printing blocks Space designs, Peter Thorpe ,

Take One Picture –Academy focus



Key information for Year 6:

  • PE days: Monday and Thursday. Please make sure you have the correct PE kit (named) in school – we will endeavour to be outside whenever possible, so warm clothes and suitable footwear are necessary.
  • Reading records – please encourage your child to read whenever possible and write detailed comments in their record books at least twice a week.   
  • Water bottles
  • Outdoor shoes for break and lunch times – unless very wet, we will be on the field.
  • TT Rock Stars is a great way to improve, keep up speed and recall multiplication facts.
  • Spellings – Monday every week.

Special Events this Month

  • Space trip 
  • Modern Slavery workshop
  • Cross Country Relays 
  • Year 6 SOKE Basketball 
  • SOKE/MAT Hockey Tournament 

If you have any queries, please feel free to come and speak to me about the curriculum.


Kind Regards


Mrs Pell and all Year 6 Teaching and Learning Staff.