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WELCOME to Year 6

The Year 6 teaching team for the academic year will be:

Flamingos: Miss Watson

Toucans: Mrs Talley

Learning Support: Miss Knowles, Mrs Montague, Mrs Vickery (Mon-Wed)

and Mrs Baldwin (Monday pm)

       Please see our Year 6 Online Learning Page for weekly activities in the event of any future school closure     

Welcome to the Year 6 page. We are all very excited to welcome the children into Year 6 and look forward to seeing them all. We understand that some of the children may feel anxious about returning to school so would like to reassure you that our primary concern during the first few days and weeks will be to ensure that the children settle quickly and have opportunities to share their thoughts and feelings around returning to school. We will complete a variety of transition-style tasks and gradually introduce a clear routine so that we can help them adapt to the 'new normal' at school and foster their independence.

We are well aware that the children will have had varied experiences of schooling during lockdown and will therefore carry out some low key assessments in order to determine where each child is at. This will then allow us to tailor our curriculum as needed.

Writing  Our main focus throughout the year will be preparing the children to write for sustained periods of time. We will practise adding cohesive devices to ensure their writing flows with a clear structure and the children will be encouraged to use more complex punctuation and grammar independently. We will read and examine a wide range of high quality texts (linked to our topics) and use these to inform and inspire our writing. We will write for a variety of audiences and use an array of IT devices and apps to publish our work.  The children will have opportunities to write for a range of purposes and different audiences and will be encouraged to make choices as a writer; developing their own individual style

Maths - Our main focus in maths this year will be developing speed and efficiency when solving calculation problems. We will apply our secure knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve more complex problems involving decimal numbers. We will consolidate our knowledge of fractions and decimals and their percentage equivalents and apply this to problem solving. Please continue to support your children to become 'Times Table Masters' by encouraging them to use TTRockstars regularly.

Reading - All pupils will be able to choose a reading book from the library and will be able to change their books during our library slot each Tuesday. We encourage children to take their reading books home to enable them to read to an adult. Regular reading aloud to an adult alongside discussion of texts and any new vocabulary will improve your child's understanding and their fluency.

Spellings - Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. Daily spelling activities will help pupils to learn the spelling patterns but it is important that they spend time practising these at home too.

PE -  PE lessons will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days. Trainers can be worn daily as we will make the most of any good weather to get outside and complete daily exercise.

Homework  - Homework will be a mixture of weekly activities and occasional curriculum based projects. All children will be given a homework book in which they can carry out their tasks. This book should remain at home rather than be brought backwards and forwards to school. We will send home new homework on Friday each week. If possible, we would like you to take pictures of completed tasks and upload these to SeeSaw each week (new logins will be sent home in the first week or so). Alternatively, please feel free to email pictures of the completed tasks to us so that we have an opportunity to praise the children's efforts. 

 For more information about the Year 6 curriculum click here

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 6 team or email us with any queries you might have.

Year 6 Team