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The Ancient Egyptians


Mrs Symons and Mrs Halfpenny are the adults in Amethyst class and look forward to helping the children with their learning.

We hope that you had a super summer holiday and are looking forward to the term ahead.

Our topic this term is: The Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring this topic through all areas of the curriculum.

In Writing, we will be presenting our work neatly; using different layout devices and a range of punctuation; linking paragraphs; spelling the Year 6 words; editing and improving our work and writing in the genre of an explanation text, a story, a set of instructions, a job description and a balanced argument.

In Guided Reading, we will be exploring texts and answering comprehension questions about them.


In Maths, we will continue to practice and consolidate all learning linked to number, fractions and decimals. We will be using our knowledge to reason and problem solve.

In Computing, we will be giving examples of the risks of online communities and demonstrate knowledge of how to minimise risk and report problems; understanding how simple networks are set up and used; communicating safety online and how simple computing networks work.


See the Autumn Topic web for a full list of learning objectives.


P.E Times:
Mondays- we will be swimming for the whole of the Autumn Term starting on Monday 17th September.  Thursday- Please ensure that your child has a white t-shirt and plain dark coloured shorts and trainers.


Children are expected to read daily and practice times tables and given spellings. Optional topic homework will be given once a term, including 'chatter topics', which are ideas for conversations around the children's learning [see 'Homework Autumn 1’ sheet below].

Drop off/pick up: All children are to be at the school gates for 8.40 in the morning and may either be collected from the gates at 3.15 or with written permission, may walk home.



Amethyst Home Learning

Key Objectives Year 6

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