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Year 6

Welcome to all of our Year 6 parents, carers and pupils.

This year, teaching 6 Judi Dench is Mrs Whitehead and teaching 6 Patrick Stuart are both Mrs Woodward (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Shaw (Thursday and Friday). Our teaching support staff are: Ms. Akhtar, Ms Jahanghir and Ms Khan. 

In English we are reading a book called 'Mary Anning, Bone Girl, Stone Girl'. Through our reading we will practise a variety of reading and grammar skills, which will enable us to write a Biography.

In Maths we are looking at place value, this includes reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10,000,000, rounding to the nearest 1,000,000 and calculating with negative numbers.

Our topic for Autumn 1 is a Science unit, Evolution and Inheritance. Pupils will be taught to:             

* recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.

* recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. 

*identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

A weekly spelling test will take place each Thursday.  New spellings will be taught and distributed each Friday with activities allocated on Spelling Shed. 

6JD P.E. will be on Wednesday and Thursday and 6PS P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday  On these days children are allowed to wear their P.E. kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.  

At home it would be beneficial to your child if you can practise times tables with them as these underpin much of the Year 6 maths curriculum. You could use the PIXL app, Sumdog and Maths Shed to help you with this. 

Other ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform and PE kit.
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 8 Expectations’ with your child.