Welcome to Year 6
Our teaching team this year:
- Class 6A – Miss Jones and Mrs Swallow
- Class 6B – Mrs Moxon and Mrs MacFarland
- Mrs Muddiman also works alongside both Year 6 classes.
We work hard in Y6 to make sure we are ready for the end of KS2 and the next stage of our education, but we have 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. See the topic maps and Y6 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 session.
This year, our whole class texts will be: Holes, Letters from the Lighthouse and Pig Heart Boy.
Please see our maths learning overview for the year. In all subjects, children are encouraged to deepen understanding rather than accelerate through new content and our curriculum design enables learning through investigation and self-discovery.
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 library and reading is monitored in class. See the Y6 Recommended Reads for more ideas.
Homework: will be given each Wednesday, to be completed for the following Monday. It will be a combination of English, Maths and Learning Log tasks and the children will be expected to work for between 30-60 minutes on the tasks – no longer.
Spellings: will be given on a Monday. We will be revising a spelling rule every week and children will be assessed on their understanding of their spellings every Friday.
Maths: by Y6 the expectation is that all children should know their times tables up to 12. The children will be revising all 12 times tables and will be challenged with a range of different activities to really embed their understanding. Please ensure your child logs in to Times Tables Rockstars, which is a great way for the children to engage with this.
PE and Games
PE and Games kit should be in school all week. We have Games each Wednesday and PE every Friday.
- House t-shirt
- Long jogging /tracksuit bottoms
- Old trainers
- House t-shirt
- Black shorts (not cycling shorts)
Y6 Residential Trip
In Y6 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.