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Year 6 -Willow Class

Williow Class

Year 6 Teachers: Mrs Provost-Lines and MIss Ford

HLTA: Mrs Scott


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Term 1 - Philip Pullman 

Welcome back to year six, we hope you had a fantastic summer. 

This term we will be learning all about Philip Pullman and reading his book, 'Northern Lights.' Northern Lights is a fantasy based novel which has also been adapted in to a well know film called,'The Golden Compass.' 

For the first half of term one, we will be using a range of descriptive devices to create our own descriptive scenes.

We will also be studying the author, Philip Pullman, to create biographies of his life. Can you remember any of the information we have researched about him already?

Of course the Northern Lights also relate to the 'Aurora Borealis' which we will be using as inspiration for our creative curriculum lessons such as Art, History and Geography.

Our Science topic this term will be 'Electricity', in which we will be learning about the sources of electricity as well as how to create our own electrical circuits!

The Golden Compass

We will be using this clip from the 'Golden Compass' along with the description of the dining hall from the book, 'Northern Lights', to support our learning of descriptive writing.

The Golden Compass - Nicole Kidman in Dining Hall Scene HQ

Mrs. Coulter (Nicole Kidman) and Lyra (Dakota Blue Richards) in Jordan College's Dining Hall. Extended scene.


In term one, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics, such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Every lesson has the same structure, we ensure that children are all confident and able to complete the taught skills before moving on to problems so that the children can apply their mathematical knowledge.

Once children are secure in their understanding of each concept taught, they have to reason. This means that they will be given questions which provoke a higher level of thinking and problem solving, in which children will often have to explain their answers, prove their understanding or teach other children the skill they have learnt.


It is vital that all children by year six should be fluent in multiplication facts up to multiples of 12, please help your children to practice these at home.