Welcome to year 6
- In Year 6 the class teachers are Mrs Epps, Miss Denial and Miss Greenhill.
- We are joined by a great team: Mrs Heal, Mrs Chapman, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs Langley – who bring a wealth of experience between them.
- We have the benefit of both Miss Denial and Miss Greenhill having worked with the children before, which provides us with a good level of continuity and security for the children.
- Many routines during the week will continue in the same way for your child.
- Break and lunchtimes
- Milk (when ordered)
For the time being we will be having Collective Worship in our classes, with assemblies recorded by staff during the week.
Library books are ordered online and delivered to the classroom.
- We have high expectations of all of our children throughout the year.
- We encourage them to be the best they can be.
- We expect them to come to school ready for their lessons.
- We expect all homework to be done well and handed in on time. This will be online for the foreseeable future. Please ensure your child knows all of their logins.
- We cover the same subjects as Y5, extending different areas of their learning: Maths, English, Guided reading, Grammar and spellings, Science, ICT, Topic, Art and DT, RE, PSHE and PE.
- As the year progresses, we encourage them to become more independent and help them to develop secure work routines to equip them for secondary school.
- Reading is so important in Y6. Good writers are always good readers! It really helps your child, throughout the curriculum, if they read well and often.
- Please encourage regular reading during all holidays especially the Summer.
- Discuss texts, meaning of words in context, inference and deduction, grammar.
- Using Accelerated Reader programme.
- We do group and whole class guided reading.
- We spend a long time developing and refining their writing skills in Year 6. We further develop their grammar skills – through grammar lessons and embedding them into our English work.
- We use a range of approached for the planning and organisation of our writing; we will continue to use the IPEELL structure and encourage children to edit and improve their own work more effectively.
- We teach a lot of our history and geography through our English units
Handwriting and spellings are also taught.
- The children will be taught in their classes for Maths.
- We have looked in detail at the areas of learning which happened during the summer term and reviewed the learning from earlier in Y5.
- We teach Maths using a mastery approach. this means that all children are taught the same concept and after completing tasks to consolidate their fluency in these areas, they move on to reasoning and problem solving tasks linked to the main teaching.
We cover the following topics in Y6:
- Place value and number.
- The 4 operations.
- Fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Geometry (shape and space, and position and movement).
The wider curriculum
- We teach history, geography and science as discrete subjects, emphasising the areas of knowledge specific to these and finding learning links between them.
- RE is taught every week, following the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education scheme. We make explicit links between our learning and the collective worship programme, as well as encouraging self-reflection through the use of the Contemplative Toolkit.
- Children should read every day and practise their weekly spellings.
- They should also regularly practise their arithmetic skills and times tables to aim for a quick and accurate recall of key facts, the use of TTRockstars supports this task.
- Homework tasks will usually be set via Purple Mash and MyMaths.
- Do speak with your child’s teacher if there are problems.
- Spellings – out Monday, tested the following Monday.
- Please do read with your child whenever possible – reading to them as well as hearing them – and then discuss the text. A good range of challenging books will help your child gain ideas, themes and vocabulary that will help enrich their writing and reading in class, as well as their future lives.
PE kit – all named please
- Plain navy blue t-shirt
- Navy shorts
- Plimsolls or black trainers
- As above +
- Plain blue tracksuit / joggers / sweatshirt top
- Earrings need to be removed or taped for all PE sessions.
Children will have all PE sessions outside – weather allowing. For the time being, children should come to school in their PE kit on their allocated days. Normal school shoes should be worn and trainers stored on pegs in a small bag.
- Water bottles – all year please.
- Basic stationery will be provided by school until further notice.
- Full, labelled PE kit.
- Please send your child with a coat.
Trips and visits
- TRIPS AND VISITS ARE NOT BEING PLANNED DUE TO THE CURRENT GUIDANCE
- Bletchley Park
- Church visits – Christmas carol concert and end of summer term for our leaver’s concert
- Kingswood residential visit (June)
- Year 6 Games
- Sporting tournaments
- Student Council
- Head Boy and Girl KS2 representatives
- Champions – when possible to enter other bubbles
- Lunchtime buddying – when possible to enter other bubbles
- Harvest deliveries
- Christmas postbox
How can you support at home?
- Regular reading (Log on to Accelerated Reader to ensure that your child has completed their quizzes).
- Support and join in with homework tasks
- Support with spelling
- Researching our topic work more widely
- Communicate with us about any issues or concerns you have
- A pair of trainers which provide good support for a range of PE activities and surfaces
- Good school day routines.
- Helping with homework
- Ensuring reading is happening (with Fantastics cards).
- Practising times tables up to 12×12 with the associated division facts.
- Talking about the school topics – we will encourage the children to talk rather than grunt with you!
Work to do at home
Don’t forget about Times Tables Rockstars!