Pupils in Year 6 are split into two main classes with an additional support class running alongside every morning. This enables highly focused teaching to take place that closely supports the needs of individual groups of learners. Pupils are taught in these three groups to accelerate progress in their core curriculum subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths.
Our afternoon sessions enable pupils to apply their core curriculum learning as well as develop their skills and knowledge in other curriculum areas. They will study World War Two, Crime and Punishment and Our World as well as science topics including Evolution and Inheritance and Electricity. We believe that pupils learn best when their parents/carers and teachers work closely together. Because of this, we are always happy to discuss your child’s progress whenever necessary.
Letters to parents
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
Times of a school day
These are the times that apply to a Year 6 pupil’s school day.
- 08:45: school gates open
- 08:45 ‐ 08:55: pupils enter classrooms for registration via gate on Middle Ride leading onto school field near yr6 classrooms
- 12:30 ‐ 13:30: lunch
- 15:25: end of school
- Mrs Fraise – 6A Class Teacher
- Mr Openshaw – 6 Alpha Class Teacher
- Miss Rendell – Teacher (support)
Throughout the year, pupils have the opportunity to go on a variety of visits including a residential trip to Spain.
Homework, which helps pupils practise their learning, is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Thursday. It will usually involve an English and Maths activity along with weekly spellings. Pupils are also expected to read three times a week and independently record this in class on a daily basis. We also require pupils to practise their times tables on Times tables Rockstars.
The English Curriculum is closely linked to the topic work covered in Year 6. This generates interesting, multi-layered units of work that allow pupils to make links and immerse themselves in a deeper understanding of a range of themes and ideas.
Throughout the year pupils will be exposed to a range of texts types and produce writing linked to books we are using in reading lessons. The texts types we will cover are narrative, biographies, reports, diary entries and letters.
Throughout the year, pupils will be exposed to a range of rich, enjoyable and relevant texts to develop their skills as readers, as well as promote a life-long love of reading. They will develop key skills in reading for meaning; understanding a range of vocabulary and discussing an author’s intent. These skills will be developed in both reading lessons and across all curriculum areas.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms:
- Calculation, fractions, number and place value, measurement, statistics, ratio and proportion, algebra and geometry
Times tables will also be practised on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
Transition to Secondary School
Part of the learning in Year 6 involves preparing pupils for their move to Secondary School. This means that it is expected that they will begin to be more independent and responsible for themselves so they are ready for Year 7.