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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, Miss Paine, 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. Below you will find details of this term's topics as well as key information about PE days and homework.

Writing – As always, 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. This half term we shall be reading Mythologica by Dr Stephen P Kershaw, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans.

          The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1  

The children will continue to write for a range of audiences and purposes and will increasingly be encouraged to make their own decisions as writers about the language and structures they use. They will continue to use more complex punctuation and grammar independently while ensuring that they proof read and edit as they draft. They will also continue to evaluate their writing against success criteria they have developed through studying similar models.  This half term the children will have opportunities to write letters of persuasion and thanks; non-chronological reports and explanation texts about Greek gods, monsters and heroes; debates and will have a go at creating their own myths. 

Maths - Our focus this half term will be geometry and statistics and then problem solving. Throughout the term, we will continue developing speed and efficiency when solving calculation problems and 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 are able to choose a reading book from the library and can change their books during our library slot each Tuesday. All books that are returned to the library will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves. 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. In addition, the children have now all been given an individual link to Track My Read (which they can find on Google Classroom).  Each time they read, please remind your child to track the number of minutes they read for. We have set each class a target of 8000 minutes and set up a competition between the Flamingos and the Toucans to see who can reach their target first. We will continue to provide regular updates about which class is in the lead via Google Classroom.

Spellings - Spellings for the half term will be published on Google Classroom each week so that children can practise them ready for their spelling test each Friday. In class we will be focussing on a range of spelling and grammar activities so it is vital that the children spend time practising their weekly spellings at home as we will not be doing this daily in class. 

PE - PE lessons will be on Monday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct 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 - We will continue to post homework on Google Classroom so please remind your child to login and check Google Classroom each week. Under the topic 'Homework' they will find a variety of weekly tasks (Reading, Spelling and Times tables) as well as a project linked to one of our foundation subjects. We will continue to monitor this as the half term progresses but hope to increase the children's independence and self-motivation and will reward children who regularly complete their home learning. We will also continue to provide time during lunch times for children who are struggling to complete home learning tasks to access the ICT suite should they need to.


 For more information about the Year 6 curriculum click here

If you have any questions about any of the information on this page, 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