Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

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Our 2021-22 Autumn Term topic in Year 6 is 'A Child's War' 

To view our curriculum map and our suggested activities for the Autumn term please click here


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Read, read, read. Please read as much as possible at home. Find something that you enjoy and read it.  It could be a book (non-fiction or fiction!), a magazine, a comic, some poetry, a newspaper... the list goes on!  

Whole Class Reading

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This term we are focusing on  comprehension style questions which involve: prediction, character study and inference, as well as a high focus on vocabulary. 


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PE and games are on a Thursday.  The focus this term is invasion games and dance. 


Autumn 1:

  • The Day the Crayons Quit
  • The Lion and The Unicorn
  • War Poetry

 Autumn 2: 

  • Horror writing
  • Goodnight Mister Tom
  • Rose Blanche
  • The Secret War Diary 


How the Media affect us

Mental Well-Being



Year 6 Team


Mrs V.Phillips

Mrs R.Southern


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs J. Roscoe


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The main focus of the first half of the term will be consolidation of Place Value work from Year 5 while working on our new Year 6 objectives.  We will be learning about numbers up to ten million!  addition, subtraction, multiplication and division will soon follow and take us towards Christmas.  Fractions and decimals will also appear in this term!

Year 6 in pictures...

Slideshow coming soon...

Autumn Term



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 We will be sending home the Pick n Mix activities for this term very soon...


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By the end of the year children are required to know all of the Year 3/4 key word spellings and most of the Year 5/6 key words spellings. There are also Year 5/6 spelling patterns to learn and apply. Accurate spelling is required in order to achieve the expected Year 6 standard in writing. Therefore learning weekly spellings is essential for success in Year 6.

Spellings will be tested every Friday.


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 The two topics for this term are Electricity (1st Half) and Light (2nd Half).

Our Topic Learning: 


What was it like for children in WW2?

  • Establish key dates and events in WW2
  • Create own timeline of key dates in WW2
  • Use world map and atlases to establish why it was a world war (Geography)
  • What was the Blitz and what was it like to live through it?
  • Rationing – what was it like? Could we survive today? Plan a menu for a week.
  • Evacuation – Why? Where did the children go? Listen to and read first-hand accounts. Letters and postcards home.
  • Use texts – The Lion and the Unicorn, Rose Blanche, WW2  
  • Compare your life to the life of a 10 year old in WW2.
  • Independent research to answer questions generated at the start of the topic.
  • Hopefully interview someone who was a child in WW2.


 Online safety work

Coding unit. Children to continue to learn basic coding using Purple Mash.


Why, where and how do Hindus worship?

Can religion help build a fair world?

National Curriculum 

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To view the National Curriculum expectations for Year Six children please click here