6T Class Page

During the autumn term, our topic will be ‘Britain At War.’  We will learn all about the reasons that World War One broke out, which countries were involved and what life was like for the soldiers on the Front Line.  Following this, we will learn about how World War One ultimately led to the outbreak of World War Two.  Again, we will look at the different countries and leaders involved, the Blitz, what life was like in Britain during the war and how other cultures and religions were affected during this time.


Our Science topics will be electricity and light.  We will learn about how electricity travels, we will make our own circuit including a Morse code message and when learning about light, we will learn about shadows, how the eye allows us to see, optical illusions and the colour spectrum.


In English, we will concentrate on audience and purpose and we will focus on creating narratives, diaries, letters, reports, poetry and biographies.  In maths, we will develop our place value skills, learn strategies to solve all four calculations and will also refine our work and understanding on fractions.

Our Curriculum 


It is vitally important to read regularly and in year six we expect children to read at least three times per week and have their planner signed. During lessons we will read numerous texts, take part in class discussions and answer comprehension questions. Currently our class novel is Stay Where you are and then Leave, which will help to develop our reading and will provide inspiration for our writing.

Persistence and Perseverance

This is a very important year for all children in year 6.  It is vitally important this year that the children read at home, practise their spellings and learn their times tables.  In May 2021, the children will be sitting their SATs, it is important that we work together to ensure that the children are as prepared and as confident as possible ready for this.

Extra Bits


The Carlton Residential visit will be taking place in the first week back after the half term in June.  There will be upcoming meetings and kit lists issued to support you in what the children will need to take with them.  This is a very exciting time for both the children and staff!



Each week children receive a piece of maths and English homework based on the learning that has taken place this week. The homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in on Wednesday morning. Any problems regarding homework please contact a member of staff (6T). 


Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO



Tel: 01325 244 950

Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk