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Bridgetown Primary School

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Year 6

Spring 1

Welcome everyone to 2022 - what an exciting year this is going to be!  We all make January a time to reflect on the previous year and then make plans and decisions about the year ahead.  We hope that 2022 is going to be a special one for you, a time to enjoy being with family and friends, making the most of your last few months at Bridgetown and then the excitement that starting a new secondary school will bring in September.


We have a busy term ahead planned with our topic 'Our Planet Our Future' and our 5 day residential visit to Arete Outdoor Centre, a residential activity centre in Llanrug, North Wales.  Our Planet Our Future is mainly a science-based topic where you will learn about the evolution, classification and adaptation of living things, how livings things inherit different characteristics but also how we have a responsibility to look after our planet now and in the future, looking at renewable energy and the impact of using plastics.

Outline timetable for Spring 1

Week MathsEnglishScience and Topic

Geometry and position

Plotting coordinates in 4 quadrants

Plotting translations and reflections




Multiplying and dividing fractions



Multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000

Decimals as fractions

Fractions as decimals



Multiplying and dividing decimals



Percentage of amounts

Converting fractions to percentages

Equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages

NSPCC Maths Day


Equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages and problem solving


Finding and using a rule




Solving equations



Autumn 2

Welcome back after half term.  It was a great week to rest and recharge the batteries before another busy half term in Year 6.  Our topic this half term focuses on World War 1 using the well-known modern classic, 'War Horse' written by Michael Morpurgo as a stimulus for our activities and learning.  All of our English and topic work is related to this including some art and DT work too, this will also a day  in the Forest School trenches where we will be building dugouts and shelters and writing our diaries as a soldier on the Front Line.  In addition to this topic we will also be investigating and developing our understanding of Electricity in Science as well as exploring the question: What matters most to Christians and to Humanists? in RE.  Plus of course there will be preparations for Christmas in school - very busy half term.

Bell boating and water day - September 

It seems a while since we had a wonderful sunny day down by the river.  We enjoyed a fantastic day of understanding the importance of water and protecting the water form pollution as well as a new skill - bell-boating.  It was so lovely to be just out on a trip and something we hadn't done for a while!

Water Day and Bell-Boating on the River Avon

Welcome to Year 6


The Year 6 team - Mrs Swanwick, Mrs Milward, Mrs Cockburn and Mrs Langford have enjoyed a great start to this new academic year with your children.  

We are sure that you can hardly believe that Year 6 has arrived and that it i the final year at Bridgetown for your child.  It will be a busy year: lots of learning, new topics, some assessment preparation, transition preparation for secondary school and a Year 6 residential!  So much to condense into 3 terms.  Our Year 6s have started so well and we really feel that they are ready for the year ahead.  We will be putting weekly updates onto our webpage; sharing with you activities, work, thoughts from our pupils and photographs of what they have been doing.  We are already looking forward to our Water Day with bell-boating next Wednesday so look out for the photographs next week.




The full plan of learning for Autumn 1 is coming soon but in preparation for the detail of this please see below our Knowledge Organisers.  The idea behind these is that some key facts, concepts, definitions, events and people related to these topics can be shared and discussed at home and support your child in talking about their learning at home.