Thorpe Primary School

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Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Year 6

What makes the Earth angry?

Autumn Term 1


We will read extracts from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Tsunami kids’ and look at the vocabulary and genre of the texts.  We will also look at newspaper reports and other  media coverage of recent disasters Using this stimulus, we will be writing our own diary entries, descriptions and reports.

We will begin to make progress against the interim framework and will look closely at: clause structures with appropriate punctuation, cohesive devises, different tenses and formality including the active and passive voice.


Number: place value

We will study different areas of place value and will use our skills to answer fluency questions and reasoning and problem solving SATS style questions.

Number:  The four operations

We will master the formal written methods for all four number operations and use our knowledge to solve different number problems in context.


In science we will be looking at light.

We will investigate the movement of light and how it travels in straight lines from the source to our eyes.


Looking closely at natural disasters we will:

  • describe and understand key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
  • identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
  • locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.


In RE we will be studying ‘moral maze’, where we will study different actions and beliefs and look at what is right and wrong beyond rules.


In our outdoor sessions we will be covering football skills.

In our indoor sessions we will be developing our gymnastics skills.

Design Technology

In art we will be looking at the work of  Hokusai and Van Gough and using their techniques as an inspiration for our own natural disaster paintings.

Class Information 

Welcome to Amethyst class 2018-2019.  Our class teachers this year are: Mrs Cowperthwaite. We are also very lucky to be supported by Mrs A Griffin and Miss Sykes each day in Year 6. 

This year we will cover a variety of different themes and will continue to work hard in maths, reading and writing. Keep checking the page to see learning updates and examples of our work.


Please remember your indoor PE kit each Monday. For the first half term you will be covering gymnastics with Miss Clift.  Please also remember your outdoor kit each Wednesday. We will be covering football during Autumn 1.

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