Welcome to Year 6
Welcome, we are really excited to get to know you and your children this year and work on some exciting units together. We have lots of different topics coming up this year and this page will give you all of the key information you need to know throughout.
Staff supporting Year 6 this year are;
Miss Graham (currently covered by Mrs Ali)
This year we will have PE each Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child comes to school in appropriate PE clothing each and every Wednesday. Remember children will wear these clothes during break time and dinner time so must be appropriate for the weather.
Reading- your child is expected to read at home at least 3 times each week along with an adult signing their reading record. As your children are getting a little older we will allow them to sign it themselves for an independent read too – records will be check every Monday for the week prior.
Maths- your child will need to know all of their times tables up to 12x12 and other related facts for their end of Key Stage assessments. To help with this they are encouraged to play times tables games each and every day at home using the following games/platforms.
Hit the button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Maths Frame- https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check
Please also feel free to ask staff for any other practice materials in regards to their SATs.
Spelling- Children will have a focus 5 spellings but will not be tested on these. They will need to evidence them in their writing on a day-day basis.
Humanities/Science- Children will be given a project planner each half term that ties into the topic unit they are covering at that time. A paper copy will be sent home but you will also be able to find it on the tab on the left hand side of this page.
Our Current Topic – Autumn 2
During the Autumn term, in Year 6, we cover the following units:
The HG Hunger Games (Geography)
We will be explicitly teaching mapping skills and ensuring our pupils can read and make them. We will also explore the grid referencing system and become familiar with 8 point compasses. We will also look at a variety of different representations of a location and discuss the usefulness of each type of map.
Children will recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and be able to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. They will be able to explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes and use this to explain why shadows make the same shape as an object.
Please take a look at our Curriculum (located in the letters tab on the left of this page) to find out what else we will be learning in all other areas of the curriculum.
Should you need to speak to a member of Year 6 staff, you can speak to someone on the door of a morning, after school or email us on email@example.com.