Southville Primary School

Merrywood Road, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1EB Tel: 01173772671

Myrtle Street, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1JG Tel: 01173534444



Year 6

Mr Ellershaw (Pelicans), Miss Moore (Penguins) and Mrs Fossard (Puffin)

Term 1 Autumn 1

Immersive Learning Overview

Vive La France

Important Dates

 Term 1:

Starts: Tuesday 1st September 2020

     INSET Tuesday 1st September

     INSET Wednesday 2nd September

Ends:  Friday 23rd October 2020

Please ensure you have read the information sent out by Ms Sutherland ahead of school reopening.


Year 6 regulars

PE is twice weekly

At present we would ask that on the days of your child's scheduled PE sessions they attend school in their PE kit.

All year 6 classes have PE on a Tuesday

and on Thursday (Pelicans, Penguins) and Friday (Puffins).


PE kit
Daps, plimsolls or trainers (age appropriate fastening assists staff)
Black shorts and white T shirt. Children should also have a T shirt in their house colour for sports day and house events.
Black track pants and a warm red or house colour top for outdoor PE in the Winter.


Your homework for this term is below. It must be handed in on the Wednesday of the following week.


Times Tables Club

Can we remind you that a thorough knowledge of the times tables is an essential part to understanding many areas of the year 6 numeracy topics. For the children who need support in this area tables club will start at the beginning of the term.

If your child is part of the tables club please help them practise their tables at home.

For some tables help and games click here.


We will be continuing our push on reading this academic year and, as usual, we would appreciate it if your child would bring an appropriate reading book to school each day. This saves time and, along with using our school reading scheme, allows me to assess strengths and weaknesses as well as allowing the children to have a set book to read. 

Please help us by regularly listening to your child read. This will certainly help them to progress and will allow you to see if they are fully understanding what they are reading. It's also a good excuse to spend quality time being read to.


The National Curriculum.

Click here for a quick link to the national curriculum

Autumn 1 Term 1 2020

Welcome back to the sixth and final term of the year and to a term that will be a mixture of in-school and home learning. The children now know what is expected of them in year 6, and during these unusual times, and I hope to see continued good progress, hard work and engaging learning throughout this term. 


Term 1 Spellings

Please continue to practice your spellings weekly. The spellings for this term can be found below.

 Immersive Topic

Our Term Topic is Vive La France.This will form the majority of our lessons, combining literacy, science, art, PSHE, history and geography.

We will be looking at various aspects of the history of France. This will include tourism, the French revolution, the world wars and its famous artists.



We will continue  with SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) input during topic literacy lessons. For some help and revision for spelling and grammar click here and for punctuation games click here. 


This terms literacy targets are:


This term we will begin with a review on place value. Followed by revising the four operations before introducing new methods for long multiplication and division.


This terms arithmetic targets are:

 For further practise of these mental and arithmetic skills, as well as others click here.



Please make sure your child has brought their reading book and has their PE kit at school. 


This term, lessons will focus on:  


Numeracy - number, place value and the four operations (addition, subtract, multiplication and division).

Topic - We will begin by looking at France and its involvement in tourism.

PSHE - Being me in my world 

PE - for the present PE will be taught out doors and will focus on ways to keep fit and stay healthy

Science - Living things and their habitats.

Art - the celebrated work of the French artist, Monet.


Work and Play with Purple Mash

Click on the Purple Mash icon below to get to the log on page. Use your special password to gain access to the Wonderful World of Purple Mash. Do some drawing, write a story, play some games or build your own game. Have fun and let Mr Potter know what you think.