Children in Year 6 are split into 3 main classes: 6 Beta, 6 Delta and 6 Gamma In Year 6, the children prepare for their SATs and teachers also assist them with the transition to secondary school. On average there are around 30 pupils in each class.
We have 4 groups for Literacy, Maths, Reading and Spelling lessons. These groupings are flexible and may change throughout the year to ensure children are targeted with work at the correct level.
Throughout their Humanities topics, the children will explore Crime and Punishment and the Mayans with opportunities for them to develop their writing skills in these subject areas too. Weekly science lessons as well as RE and PSHE also form part of our curriculum in Year 6.
In Year 6, your child’s class teacher or teaching assistant will hear them read. We also run group reading sessions during the afternoons.
In the summer term, the children will have the opportunity to attend a residential trip to Plas Dol-y-Moch in North Wales. During this trip, they will be able to experience a range of outdoor activities such as gorge walking, canoeing, orienteering and mountain walking as well as being able to develop their independence, resilience and team work skills.
Letters to parents
- Mr Openshaw – Beta class teacher
- Mr Payne – Delta class teacher
- Mrs Harrison – Gamma class teacher
On a Monday, the children have a carousel afternoon. Pupils will spend half the day doing art, PE and music.
On these days please send children to school in a PE kit. Children will be asked to tie long hair back and remove all jewellery for PE lessons.
- Carousel day for Year 6: Monday
Each Thursday, children are given a piece of reading, grammar and maths homework. We ask for the homework to be completed and returned to school by the following Tuesday.
Maths homework is based on arithmetic and helping the children to develop their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as calculations involving fractions and percentages. All pupils have been given a help sheet to show the methods that we use in school and this can be used to support your child with their homework.
Children will be tested each week on their spellings so practise of these will form part of their weekly homework.
We also expect children to read 5 times a week at home. All children have a home reading book and also a reading diary to record their reading at home. This can be filled in by children to show when they have read independently and also by an adult to show when an adult has heard them read. Please encourage your child to read at home and record their reading in their reading diary. This needs to be signed by an adult once a week.
Year 6 children need to bring their reading books and diaries every day, please ensure reading diaries are kept up to date when they read at home.
All money needs to be sent in with your child in the morning in a clearly labelled envelope with their name, class, the amount of money and what it is for. Dinner money needs to be paid at the beginning of each week online
If you have a problem and would like to speak to your child’s teacher, they will need to be contacted either via the office or via ClassDojo.