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Year 6 - Willow

Welcome to Willow Class!

Welcome letter, September.

Odysseus new chapters inspired by the book Odysseus by Hugh Lupton

Knowledge Organiser


  • English - We are studying Odysseus by Hugh Lupton - looking at narrative writing, the use of speech and scene setting. His adventures are legendary, and we plan to produce some next chapters along the way. We will be writing and re-drafting creative individual and collaborative pieces by hand and with the computer. Our class reading book is From Hereabaout Hill by M. Morpurgo but the children will be reading as often as possible as well!
  • Maths:  we will be consolidating our understanding of the four operations as well as looking in detail at fractions.  Our work will also cover measurement and we will be solving real-life problems to help us.
  • Science:  we are learning about 'Electricity', including circuits and fixing problems and 'Light' this term. We work in small groups as well as individually.  
  • History : our main focus looks at the influence of ancient Greece on our lives today - our democracy and British Values, our language and civilised society.
  • P.E:  this term we will be improving our gymnastic and football/ basketball skills. Gymnastics is delivered with specialist PE partners and we hope to supplement the football with plenty of competeive experiences, both inter and intra school.
  • RE: we will be studying how religion helps us when life is hard.
  • Computing: - collaboration and communicating.
  • Black History Month: will see us looking at the life of Olive Morris in the first half-term.
  • Spanish : instruments and sports

Our Blitz Experience Day

English - We will be studying Skellig by David Almond and look at writing as a character, creating new chapters and the famous poetry work of William Blake. We will also look at Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick which links with our geography studies and whether Findern School could be situated in a better position.


We will be spending plenty of time using a variety of maps, including Digimaps and OS maps of the locality and further afield. In Maths, we look at ratio and proportion as well as the properties of shapes and statistics. Science sees us study Evolution and Inheritance as well as Living Things and their Habitats.


In PE, we are continuing with our Dance studies, including Bhangra dancing and also start our tennis and hockey lessons. The children will be voting on their chosen inter-house which will happen just before Easter.

In PSHE, we look at Money Matters and continue to keep up-to-date with online safety and in RE we will study What Matters Most to Humanists and Christians.