Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 are taught by Miss Strange, Miss Stalton and Mrs Collins. Mrs Tomlinson teaches the children on a Wednesday afternoon, along with Miss Stalton. In the morning, we complete our English and Maths learning, and we study wider curriculum subjects in the afternoon, such as History, Geography, Music, Spanish and Art. We do P.E. on a Monday and a Thursday, in which we play a variety of sports and improve our skills, and we walk or run the Daily Mile each week. In English, we use high quality texts to support our learning, whilst we work on narratives, non-fiction texts and Shakespearean plays. Our Maths lessons focus on a range of skills, which we then apply to a variety of situations. We learn about World War II and The Industrial Revolution in History, and in Geography we look at world maps, and the issue of sustainability.
Each member of the class choses a book from the Accelerated Reader scheme. The expectation is for them to read at home as much as possible and to complete their reading diaries as they do so. This reading may be independent, or they may read to someone at home. They should bring their book and their diary into school every day, and they will read to an adult in school on a weekly basis. The children are asked to change their books once they have completed an Accelerated Reader quiz.
In addition to reading at home, the children should ensure they are able to rapidly recall their times tables and associated division facts up to 10 x 10. To improve on this, they can use their login to Times Tables Rockstars, practise using pen and paper, or work with someone at home to recall the facts verbally. The children also have access to the Prodigy Maths website, which will help them with other areas of mathematics. They are also asked to practise spellings using their Spelling Shed account, and their handwriting using Letterjoin.
Some members of Year 6 are members of Young Citizens, Reading Ambassadors, Wellbeing Buddies, or are given other responsibilities in school. The children are also ‘Gardeners’ to their seeds in Reception. They meet with their seeds on a regular basis to socialise and share learning.