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Welcome to Cape Town. We are made up of  wonderful Y6 pupils ready to be challenged and learn.  




I am looking forward to sharing one of my favourite modern fiction books with the children this term: Holes, written by Louis Sachar. We are also studying Viking sagas as part of our historical fiction myths and legends project. 

Other areas of learning we will be covering and recapping:

  • Spelling patterns, recapping high frequency and common exception words from previous age-related expectations
  • Grammar – see the overview of grammar on the school website
  • Comprehensions taught as whole class and group guided reading
  • Reading Plus & Reading Eggs in class and at home
  • Narrative creative writing along with non-narrative eg letter writing, persuasive and non-chronological linked to the class novel
  • Weekly reading and online homework

Reading: in KS2 we follow a programme called Reciprocal teaching. This is an instructional activity that takes the form of a dialogue between teachers and students regarding segments of text for the purpose of constructing the meaning of text. Reciprocal teaching is a reading technique which is thought to promote students' reading comprehension. A reciprocal approach provides students with four specific reading strategies that are actively and consciously used to support comprehension: Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing, and Predicting. Reciprocal teaching is to facilitate a group effort between teacher and students as well as among students in the task of bringing meaning to the text. 

Reciprocal teaching is best represented as a dialogue between teachers and students in which    participants take turns assuming the role of teacher. It is done as whole class reading, comprehension investigations and as individual readers for a small number of identified children.



We continue to use the Power Maths Schemes as part of the Maths Mastery approach. We ask that you continue to support us by allowing your child access to Doodle Maths, Maths Whizz (Y6) and TTRockstars re.gularly through the week

This term we will be working on:

  • Continued multiplication and division facts x2 – x12 to be learnt at home
  • Recapping the four operations + - x /
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
  •  Problem solving and reasoning



Light: Pupils will be taught to recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines, use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye, explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light source to objects  and then to our eyes and use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

Properties and changes of materials

Pupils will be taught to know and compare groups of materials, investigate properties of solids, liquids and gases and plan and carry out fair tests. 



Were the Vikings Vicious?

Pupils will be taught about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. This will include: Viking raids and invasion, resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan and Danegeld laws and justice.



The Great American Road Trip


North and South America – Children will be finding out about the continents and the countries that form North America.  They will then look in more details at some of the contrasting areas of North America.  They will find out about contrasting landscapes, climates and locations in each area. The study will move around North America and end with in the Caribbean Islands.





Religious teaching takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our gospel values. Each term we focus on a particular area of the curriculum taken from the Liverpool Diocese scheme of work.  We will be looking at ‘Exploring The Lives of Significant Women in the Old Testament’, ‘Why Do Christians Believe The Easter Is A Celebration Of Victory?’ and a comparison between Christianity and Judaism.



Throughout the year we cover a number of PE skills and games. This term we are covering the skills for outdoor team games eg High5 and Catch The Flag.  Children will develop the range of techniques and strategies in order to take an active part in playing and devising their own games.  

PE Days: Canberra and Cape Town – Thursdays. New Delhi - Fridays




Collage and Digital Media



Design, make and analyse a traditional Native North American instrument/utensil



As part of our music provision in UKS2 we have a professional music teacher who teaches in six week blocks of time over the year. Through this time the Music curriculum is covered.     



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MFL is taught in blocks of time covering the following units of work over the term: number, time and direction



As a school we are starting the year with a PSHE programme called Navigate. Navigate focuses greatly on resilience. It is a scheme of work is a Christian based programme supporting children to ‘Navigate’ their way around returning to school life after lockdown

Heartsmart is used throughout the year encouraging our children to follow the five main themes of: 

  • Don’t Forget To Let The Love In
  • Don’t Rub It In Rub It Out
  • Too Much Selfie Isn’t HealthyA picture containing drawingDescription automatically generated
  • Fake Is A Mistake
  • No Way Through Isn’t True

Jigsaw is a programme of work followed at Cinnamon Brow. It offers a comprehensive Programme for Primary PSHE including statutory Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work, giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.


A full overview of spellings will be handed out in the Autumn Term. Spellings will be part of the ongoing homelearning challenges we set.



Please can you record and sign your child’s Reading Record 5 times a week.  Three of the reads must be from the book banded reading book. Children are encouraged to log on and use Reading Plus as part of their weekly learning. A small number of children will be asked to use Reading Eggs and Nessy as part of their home-school reading. The Reading Record books will be collected each week and signed by a teacher or TA with a sticker or stamp.

ReadingPlus Login

School Code - rpcbcofe



We are encouraging everyone to challenge themselves and make progress by using ‘TT Rock Stars’. Enjoy!



Doodle maths online learning should be accessed at least three times per week for a minimum of 10 minute sessions. 

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