Welcome to Year Six!
|Year 6 Team 23-24|
|Head of Phase||Mr Justin Pye|
|Morpurgo Class Teachers||Mrs Joanne Young &
Mrs Sarah Larrett
|Zephaniah Class Teachers||Mrs Katie Barratt &
Mr Justin Pye
|Support Staff||Miss Kristina Martin|
We are going to be studying and exploring six exciting topics this academic year. Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum. These are:
|Autumn 1 (History)||Autumn 2 (Geography)||Spring 1 (Science)||Spring 2 (History)||Summer 1 (Science)||Summer 2 (Transition Project)|
|Hola Mexico!||Frozen Kingdom||Darwin's delight||A Child's War||Blood Heart||I'm a Year 6... Get
Me Out of Here!
Expectations will be high in Year 6. As the oldest children, we require them to set the example to the rest of the school, in terms of their appearance, behaviour and attitude towards school life. They will be undertaking important roles and responsibilities around school and must work to be inspiring, positive role models to the lower years.
Year 6 SATs Tests
In May, all Year Six children will participate in end of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) in the areas of Mathematics, Reading and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar). This gives them the opportunity to display everything they have learnt during their time in Key Stage 2.
Towards the end of the academic year, the children will be going on a residential trip to the Isle of Wight where they will have the opportunity to experience a few days away from home whilst taking part in an exciting range of outdoor learning activities. This is a great way to enhance children's transition to secondary school.
Our priority for home learning is reading. We ask that parents listen to their children read, read with them or read to them a minimum of three times a week. This must be recorded in children's reading records.
All children also have a log in to Timestable Rockstars and will be set weekly home learning focusing on fluently recalling timestable and division facts; this prepares children for the Year 6 SATs tests. There will also be weekly Spelling Shed activities set via the Edshed platform, focusing on specific spelling rules.
Each half term there will also be a home learning project which will be linked to our driver topic. These projects will allow children to explore further an element of the topic we are studying and apply what we have learnt in lessons to new information.
Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further:
Spelling and Grammar
Keeping parents informed
Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, listen to the children read, join in with the children’s experiences and possibly volunteer to go on school trips. Our half termly newsletters will be sent home and can be accessed through the school newsletter tab above.