We have two Year 6 classes. Class 6J is taught by Mr Dave Johnston and Class 6L is taught by Mrs Katie Little. The classes are supported by a team of teaching assistants and other auxiliary staff. Year 6 is based on the Alexandra House site.
Details of the curriculum plans, parent newsletters and assessment resources can be accessed below.
Supporting learning at home
We want every child in our school to enjoy learning, build their self-esteem and make individual progress. In order to support this your child will have homework sent home regularly. They should aim to complete as much as possible independently and can speak to their teachers if they have any concerns or questions.
It is also incredibly important that children experience learning from the world around them through exploring new places, visiting museums, reading a variety of texts and playing outdoors. This is even more important as we move further through the school year. Children may begin to feel anxious or overwhelmed and it is important that they have time to relax and opportunities to learn in the real world around them rather than just in formal learning. We always love to hear about what the children have been doing outside of school.
Ideas for developing Maths skills
‘Real life’ Maths is especially important to help your child develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. For example,
- Paying for items in the shop
- Managing and saving their own money
- Working with time, such as timetabling their day, working out cinema times and planning journeys
- Playing maths based games and solving maths riddles
- Building, drawing and creating objects using a variety of materials
Websites with games to build Maths skills:
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (This is great for times tables practice- we often play this in class)
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3 (General Maths games)
- http://www.mathematicshed.com (Great for challenges and riddles)
This website is also good for Grammar based games. It also includes some explanations for common methods and terminology that might be used in school:
Please note: These are external sites so we cannot guarantee the content. However, please let us know if the link does not work or if there is anything inappropriate. Also, please be aware that some are made for tablets and others for both tablets and PC.
Children take home spellings on a weekly basis to learn for a short spelling quiz in class the following week These words are either taken from the Year 5 and 6 Statutory spelling list, or are based on patterns and areas of common error (e.g. double letters). We also explore and learn these words through games, challenges and within our daily talk time, weekly Spelling and general English sessions.
Please support your child in learning their spellings; there are some example activities on the English page of the website which may be helpful.
In Year 6 we end each term with a Spelling Bee- this is an opportunity for all of our children to try and show off all the words they have worked hard to learn in a friendly competition! It is always a really enjoyable event and a great way to round off our spelling learning for the term.