Water Leys

Primary School

Year 6


In English this term, we are studying the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, Wonder follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. 


We will be writing instructions, letters, diary entries and information texts all linked to the story whilst also developing our comprehension and understanding of new vocabulary encountered in the text.


In Maths, we follow the White Rose medium term plan. This breaks down the Year 6 Maths Curriculum into blocks across the three terms. 

We have started the Autumn Term with a focus on place value before moving onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. After half-term we will start to tackle the trickier area of fractions.



 Light is our science topic for the first half term. We've been revisiting light and shadows but also investigating how light travels.  Why not try to use mirrors to reflect light so it travels to a different area (or even a different room!)?  Watch this video on reflection here 




We have been using different sources of information to answer key questions about the Vikings. This has led us on to look at King Alfred the Great and investigating why he is the only English monarch to have 'Great' in their title.


Watch this video to find out why.


BBC Learning - Who was Alfred the Great?

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Artists have been trying to fool people for thousands of years using illusions. We have been using perspective and other artistic techniques to create our own artwork.

Trompe L'oeil
The impossible triangle
The impossible triangle
The impossible stairway
The impossible triangle
The impossible piece of paper