Year 6 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 6!

There is much more to Y6 than just SATs! Year Six is an exciting and memorable year for our oldest children and one in which they prepare for the next chapter in their learning journies by building on our CARE values: collaboration, aspiration, resilience and endeavour. 

With Mr Lodge's passions for English and History alongside Miss Duquemin's love of Sports and Science, Year Six has something to inspire everyone. Year Six is supported by two dedicated and nurturing TAs: Mrs Kaur and Mrs Poole. Find more information about the year below. If there is ever anything you need to ask, we are only a phone call or email away. 


 The Year Six Team 

Y6L - Mr Lodge (Director of English)

Y6D - Miss Duquemin (Computing Lead)

Y6L and Y6D - Mrs Sanderson (Teaching Assistant)

Y6L and Y6D - Mrs Poole (Teaching Assistant)



All homework will be given out on a Thursday and is due in on a Monday.


English - Children are expected to read a minimum of five times per week. This should be indicated in their school diaries with a signature from parents/guardians. Reading diaries will be collected each week for monitoring.

Children are expected to complete one piece of homework in their reading workbook each week.

Spelling tests will be conducted on a Monday. 


Maths - Children will be given consolidatory maths homework once a week in their own revision book.


Times Tables  - Children have access to Times Tables Rockstars and should complete a minimum of one activity set on here per week. 


Topic - Once per half term, children will be given a creative task related to our termly topic. At the end of each half term, we celebrate this work with a showcase of homework which is always an much anticipated event! See below for more information. 



This Term, Year Six will be studying 'Frozen Kingdoms'. Below are a choice of activities which can be completed for homework.

Beneath these activities you will find some useful resources which might help with any extra learning/homework. 



  1. 1. Use the internet and other source materials to sketch and label a diagram of 
    the Earth. Include the equator, Prime Meridian, lines of latitude and longitude, 
    Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the polar regions.

  2. 2. Research and record the characteristics of each of the following climate zones: 
    polar, temperate, desert, tropical and equatorial. Give examples of places within 
    each climate zone.

  3. 3. Polar landscapes have many interesting natural features, including icebergs, 
    glaciers, mountains, ice fields, tundra and boreal forests. Record a definition and 
    description of each feature in a table.

  4. 4a. The Arctic is rich in natural resources, including oil, gas, wood, freshwater and 
    hydropower. Draw a mind map to write a short description of each.

  5. 4b. Which of these natural resources are used, and which are largely untapped?

  6. 5. Many people are concerned about the impact of climate change on the polar 
    regions. Gather evidence to find the answers to the following questions. 
    • What is global warming? 
    • What is climate change? 
    • What are four causes of global warming? 
    • What is the impact of climate change on the planet? 
    • What is the impact of climate change on wildlife? 
    • What are your thoughts and feelings about climate change?

  7. 6a. Polar animals include polar bears, emperor penguins, Siberian salamanders, 
    Greenland sharks, emerald rockcod, walrus and Arctic terns. Compare two of 
    these species, recording where they are found, their habitats and what they eat.
    6b. Draw a detailed diagram of the two species that you compared. Add labels to 
    identify their key features and adaptations.
    These activities are for you to do at home. You can do all of them or choose 
    the ones that you find most interesting. 

    7a.Throughout time, there have been many explorations of the polar regions. 
    Use the internet and other source materials to find out about polar explorers and 
    their discoveries. Create a timeline to show significant polar explorations that 
    took place between 1770 and 1920. 

  8. 7b.Choose one polar explorer that you find inspiring. Find out as much as you can 
    about them and write a short biography about their life, motives for exploration, 
    achievements and discoveries. 

  9. 8. Use online and other historical resources to find out what happened to the RMS
    Titanic. Write an account to explain what happened, including how polar features 
    were instrumental in its downfall.

  10. 9. Finish your home learning by writing a summary of the topic, explaining what 
    you have learned about the polar regions, including their locations, wildlife, 
    resources, indigenous peoples and threats.


Useful websites

Britannica Kids – Antarctica
Britannica Kids – Arctic Regions
Met Office – Climate zones
National Geographic Kids – What is climate change?
DKfindout! – Polar Exploration – Famous Polar Explorers
Britannica Kids – Polar Exploration
National Geographic Kids – Titanic Facts


Further Reading

The Call of the Wild (A Puffin Book)    

Jack London


The Wolf Wilder (Bloomsbury)    

Katherine Rundell


Winter Magic     Abi Elphinstone  
Sky Song     Abi Elphinstone



Race to the Frozen North: The Matthew Henson Story     Catherine Johnson  
Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure    

Vashti Hardy


The Polar Bear Explorers' Club     Alex Bell  




Year 6: Gallery items

Get in Touch

Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

01302 782421


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