Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Acorns - Year 6

Welcome to Acorn Class


In Year 6, Mrs Reynolds is the class teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Lunn is the class teacher on Monday. We are supported by the brilliant Mrs Cripps and Miss Sloan.

Our PE days this term our Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.


The Curriculum: 

Topic: Our topic this term is Frozen Kingdoms (geography) which focuses on the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.


In our wider curriculum we will study:

  • In English, we are writing a warning tale inspired by Talk for Writing's 'The Caravan' which can be found below. This will be followed by a recount. 
  • In Art, we will study Inuit art and environmental artists.  
  • In Science, will be exploring electrical circuits and components. 
  • In DT, we will be learning about remarkable engineers and bridges before designing and  constructing bridges. 
  • In PE, we will developing teamwork and resilience through basketball and learning about health related exercise to understand the importance of keeping fit and healthy. 
  • In Music, we will be learning the flute. 
  • In RE, we will be focusing on the religion of Christianity linked to the themes of belief, meaning and Easter. 
  • In Computing, we will be looking at networks, data and creating web content in addition to designing and developing programs. 
  • In PHSE, we will be focusing on the topic of relationships: self-confidence, personal identity, changing friendships and resolving disputes. 


In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In terms 3 and 4 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Measurement- converting units
  • Decimals
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio
  • Algebra

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources. Maths home learning | Home learning | White Rose Maths



In year 6, each child is given three CGP books (maths, SPAG and reading comprehension) with two sets of pages to complete linked directly to the learning we have covered that week. Homework is set on a Wednesday and due in on a Monday. In addition, daily reading, regular practise of times tables (through TT Rockstars) and weekly spellings are set. 

We would love to hear what you've been reading on our school reading padlet- share your top picks here!


We use Spelling Frame’s online platform where weekly spelling lists can be found as well as games and activities to learn spellings. Login information is stuck into the reading records. Spelling lists are available each Wednesday.

To access spelling frame please follow this link-Spelling Frame

Please find below further information to support you to access the site. Please ignore the mention of specific days as we will be setting spelling lists on a Wednesday.

To find the script and songs for our Christmas Production click the link here.