Year 6 News

We’ve started the Autumn Term in Year 6 by welcoming our new Year 6 children into their new classrooms and getting to know what makes a successful Year 6 pupil tick. Already we have jumped into our main topic for this term- the Ancient Greeks. Over the next few months we will be exploring mysterious and time tested ancient myths, brimming with minotaurs, hydras and other mythical beasts and sword wielding heroes.

Hello and welcome to Year 6

We hope that you find our section of the website really useful. We will endeavour to post lots of photos which will give you a flavour of what goes on here at Upton Priory. In addition, we’d like to add information about what your child is currently learning and what you can do to support them through their last year of primary school.

Daily routines

Monday – Reading Records collected in and signed.

Tuesday – Science PM

Wednesday – Homework handed in, Spelling test and P.E kit will be required

Thursday –

Friday – Homework handed out. Second PE lesson of the week and Golden Time.

Most days, weather permitting we will try to run a ‘daily mile’

– trainers will be needed.


The majority of Maths and English lessons take place in the morning. Reading takes place most days before or just after lunch.

During the Autumn term, our English writing will be focused on a range of fiction and non-fiction texts based around the topic of Ancient Greece. We will be looking in detail at the story of Troy, writing persuasive letters and recounting our trip to Conway.

In Science we will be looking at the topic of Evolution.

Other areas of the curriculum, such as Art and DT and RE will be linked to topic work, English and Maths.


Maths, English and spelling tasks will be set alongside daily reading.

This will be linked to elements we are teaching during that, or previous weeks and will help build confidence and understanding in our children.


Please encourage your child to read everyday and record this in the home school diary. Please talk to your children about the books that they are reading and discuss any difficult or new vocabulary and ask lots of open ended questions to ensure they understand the texts they are reading.

Helpful Website

Please click here to visit the BBC bitesize website to practise aspects in all the three subjects- maths, science and English. Our calculation policy on the website is very useful to practise methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please click here to practise times tables in a fun way!


Our meet the teacher PowerPoint presentation outlining some of the key ‘need to know’ elements of Year 6.
Meet the teacher evening Upton Priory

Files to Downlownload

Year 6 Autumn MTP 2019-20

Year 6 Curriculum Map 19_20