Welcome to Year 6!
In Class 6, through a varied and exciting curriculum all children are encouraged and given the opportunity to ‘SHINE’.
We work hard and have high expectations and aspirations in all we do. As well as ensuring that attainment and progress is the best that it can possibly be for each child, we develop independence, resilience, teamwork and emotional intelligence. Achievement is rewarded with house tokens and there are clear, high expectations in relation to behaviour. The children’s involvement is the driving force for our learning and supports the creation of an excellent learning environment, where learning is vibrant and fun.
Meet the Year 6 Team
Class Teachers: Mrs Helen Humphrys (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Caron Darbyshire (Thursday and Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lucinda Shreeve
Spanish: Mrs Robertshaw (HLTA)
R.E./P.S.H.E.: Mrs Cussans (HLTA)
Spring 1 and 2 ‘What would life today be like without the influence of the Romans?’ (History)
Spring 2 also includes ‘Book week’ with a literary theme and ‘science week’.
Summer 1 and 2 ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ (Parliament /Crime/Punishment-British values and PSHE)
Your child will have PE lessons on Mondays and Fridays. As we like to be active, we may do PE on other days so PE kits should be left in school throughout the week and taken home at weekends to wash!
Your child will need to have appropriate PE kit for these sessions:
Indoor: Black or navy shorts and white t-shirt
Outdoor: Black or navy jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, sweatshirt/tracksuit top/ jumper and trainers
- Spellings come home on a Friday and the test is usually the following Friday, unless otherwise stated.
- Children will have up to 15 spellings and they are asked to learn them all in context.
- During their spelling test the words are not given in order and the children’s final two words are to be put in a sentence, to demonstrate the children’s understanding.
- Please use the ideas shared on the sheet at parents evening to support the learning of spellings.
Spelling Frame is a useful website to practise and revise all the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 words, of which 20 will form the KS2 SATs spelling test: https://spellingframe.co.uk
- It remains really important that children continue to read regularly in Year 6, ideally every night, as this supports their comprehension skills, writing and spelling.
- Children should read a variety of texts, fiction and non-fiction and in different forms e.g. newspapers, graphic novels, poetry etc
- Please complete the child’s reading record to demonstrate when reading has taken
- Discussing and questioning the text read will also enhance comprehension skills. At parents’ evening, we sent home some question prompt sheets that can support with this
Some helpful reading comprehension practise can be completed through this website: https://www.everyschool.co.uk/english-key-stage-2-comprehension.html
- All children have an access code to our activelearn account. The children are set weekly online activities which complements their Maths weekly learning.
Active Learn Login: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
- Children need to regularly practice the instant recall of all the times tables together with the related division facts to develop their fluency and speed. There are a number of websites and songs which will support them in doing this if they find this a useful way of consolidating their timestables.
Times tables songs can be found on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42612499
Times tables activities can be found on: https://www.timestables.co.uk/
- All the children have a TT Rockstars account. This gives them further opportunities to practise their tables. https://ttrockstars.com/
This is a great resource for all areas of maths; it directs you to several websites specific to your needs:
There’s a little bit of everything in these two websites, from spelling games to writing tips: