Welcome to Year 6
Our teaching team this year:
- Class 6A – Mrs Muskin and Mrs Muddiman
- Class 6B – Mr Johnson and Miss Davies
Mr Brown will also work alongside Year 6.
We work hard in Year 6 to make sure we are ready for the end of Key Stage 2 and for the next exciting stage of our education. We celebrate the end of the children’s primary school journey, while also having great fun in our learning too!
We study the following topics throughout the year: Hola Mexico, A Child’s War, Frozen Kingdom, Blood Heart and we finish the year with a Local History Project, all about Northampton! See the topic maps and Year 6 Curriculum Overview on this page for more information about what the children will be learning this year.
We develop our English skills by promoting the enjoyment of writing for a range of audiences and purposes. Reading is shared and celebrated; challenging class texts are interwoven through our topics and form the basis for whole class reading sessions.
This year, our whole class texts will be: Holes, Goodnight Mr. Tom and Pig Heart Boy.
In all areas of the maths curriculum, children are encouraged to deepen understanding rather than accelerate through new content and our curriculum design enables learning through investigation and self-discovery. Please see our maths learning overview for the year for more information.
Maths expectations in Year 6 are that all children know their times tables up to 12. The children will be revising all 12 times tables in school and will be regularly challenged with a range of different activities to really embed their understanding. Please ensure your child logs into Times Tables Rockstars, which is a great way for the children to engage with this. They have all been provided with log-in details, which they stuck into their homework diaries.
Homework is given each Wednesday, to be completed for the following Monday. It will be a combination of English and maths tasks and the children will be expected to work for between 30-60 minutes on the tasks – no longer. The work will be set and submitted via Google Classroom, although any children experiencing technical issues will be given a hard copy to complete.
Spellings are introduced on Monday and recapped during the week. Every week, we will be revising a different spelling rule and children will be assessed on their understanding of their spellings every Friday.
Children are expected to read at home at least three times a week to an adult. This gives them a chance to discuss their book, check unknown vocabulary and make some predictions. Children self-select books from our amazing class libraries, containing the 100+ recommended books to read by the end Key Stage 2, and engage in shared reading of our current class text. See the Year 6 Recommended Reads for the list of fantastic books to read this year.
PE and Games
PE and Games kit should be in school all week. We have Indoor PE on Tuesday and Outdoor Games on Thursday.
Outdoor Games Kit comprises of a school house coloured t-shirt, a sweatshirt/hoodie, long jogging /tracksuit bottoms and suitable trainers.
Indoor PE Kit comprises of a school house coloured t-shirt, black shorts (not cycling shorts) and suitable indoor footwear.
Y6 Residential Trip
In Year 6, children have the opportunity to participate in a residential trip. As well as the opportunity to enjoy and experience new activities, this five-day trip provides the opportunity for children to develop their independence and take part in a wide range of exhilarating adventures alongside their friends!
The extensive range of activities provides allows all children to experience success and to celebrate their achievements, making a real difference to their self-esteem and confidence. Experiencing all these new activities and different social situations often brings out hidden strengths and talents not seen at school.