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WELCOME to Year 6

The Year 6 teaching team for the academic year will be:

Flamingos: Miss Watson


Toucans: Mrs Talley


Learning Support: Miss Paine, Miss Knight, Miss Sullivan, Miss Hodges, Mrs Vickery (Mon-Wed)

and Mrs Baldwin (Monday pm)

       Please see our Year 6 Online Learning Page for weekly activities in the event of any future school closure     

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Below you will find details of this term's topics as well as key information about PE days and homework.

Our main topic this term is called 'All about me' and will include work on investigating the local area as well as lessons about keeping healthy.

MathsOur focus this half term will initially be on place value followed by addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the term, we will work on developing speed and efficiency when solving calculation problems and apply our knowledge of the four operations to solve more complex problems. Please continue to support your children to become 'Times Table Masters' by encouraging them to use TTRockstars regularly.

Writing  - This half term the children will have opportunities to write letters of persuasion, instructions, explanation texts, balanced arguments and also narratives linked to our topics and our main text driver 'Pigheart Boy' by Malorie Blackman. The children will write for a range of audiences and purposes and will be encouraged to make their own decisions as writers about the language and structures they use. They will be taught to use more complex punctuation and grammar while ensuring that they proof read and edit as they draft. They will also continue to evaluate their writing against success criteria they have developed through studying similar models.  

Reading - All pupils are able to choose a reading book from the library and can change their books during our library slot each Tuesday. We encourage children to take their reading books home to enable them to read to an adult. Regular reading aloud to an adult alongside discussion of texts and any new vocabulary will improve your child's understanding and their fluency. In addition, the children will all be given an individual link to Track My Read (which they can find on Google Classroom).  Each time they read, please remind your child to track the number of minutes they read for. We have set each class a target of 8000 minutes and set up a competition between the Flamingos and the Toucans to see who can reach their target first. We will continue to provide regular updates about which class is in the lead via Google Classroom.

Spellings - Spellings for the half term will be published on Google Classroom each week so that children can practise them ready for their spelling test each Friday. In class we will be focussing on a range of spelling and grammar activities so it is vital that the children spend time practising their weekly spellings at home as we will not be doing this daily in class. 

PE - PE lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and children can come into school wearing their PE kit on those days.  During the autumn term, Year 6 will be visiting Horizon Leisure Centre every Wednesday afternoon in order to have swimming lessons. The children will be put into two groups based on their swimming ability (which will be assessed during the first lesson) and will be accompanied by members of the teaching staff. Please ensure that your child comes to school with a swimsuit/swimming shorts, a towel, goggles and a swimming hat on this day.

Homework - We will be posting homework on Google Classroom so please remind your child to login and check this each week. At the start of the autumn term, your child will be given their own Google Classroom login and password. They will be expected to log on and respond to the tasks set and will be shown how to do this in school. Under the topic 'Homework' they will find a variety of weekly tasks (Reading, Spelling and Times tables) as well as an optional project linked to one of our foundation subjects. We will continue to monitor this as the half term progresses but hope to increase the children's independence and self-motivation and will reward children who regularly complete their home learning. For children who are struggling to complete home learning tasks, we will provide time during lunchtimes for them to access the ICT suite.

If you have any questions about any of the information on this page, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 6 team or email us with any queries you might have.

 For more information about the Year 6 curriculum click here.