Children in Year 6 are split into 3 main classes and also ESC. 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 25 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.
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 Philosophy and PSHE lessons also form part of our curriculum in Year 6.
In Year 6, your child’s class teacher will hear them read every two weeks and we also have a teaching assistant who will hear target children read during the afternoons.
In the summer term, the children will have the opportunity to attend a residential trip to Plas Dol-y-Moch (map) 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
- Miss Shoker – Beta class teacher
- Miss Wherly – Delta class teacher
- Mrs Harrison – Gamma class teacher
On a carousel day 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 Monday children are given a piece of literacy and maths homework. We ask for the homework to be completed and returned to school by the following Monday.
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 maths targets and spellings so practise of these will form part of their weekly homework. Children will bring home maths target practise sheets to support them in the practise of their times tables and number bonds. These can also be found in the letter section of the website.
We also expect children to read at least three 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.
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.
If you have a problem and would like to speak to your child’s teacher, they will be available briefly in the morning however it is more convenient to speak to them at the end of the school day. If a teacher is not free to talk at that time, they will arrange a different time with you. If you don’t drop your child of or pick them up, please contact the office and we will get back to you ASAP.