Year 6 News

Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new school year! We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable break.  We’re looking forward to the year ahead, with lots of interesting activities and topics planned. It has been a great first week back and the children have settled into their new classes well. Just like in previous years, each class in the school has a name based on a country. Year 6 will be part of ‘the Americas’ and have the following names: Ecuador (Ms Menon’s class), Trinidad and Tobago (Mr Keeler’s class) and Canada (Ms Howard’s class).


This year, we are continuing to use Talk For Writing in English lessons and their maths lessons will be taught through Maths – No Problem! If you would like to know more about how we teach these subjects, we will be holding an information evening on Wednesday 16th October from 6:00-6:45pm. The children will spend the first few weeks exploring their class country through both geography and English sessions. We will also be celebrating Black History Month by learning about the achievements of Harriet Tubman. The focus of our science lessons will be light.


Homework is set on Friday and is due back the following Tuesday.  It will consist of spellings, maths (using MyMaths and Times Tables Rock Stars) and a language-based task which will demonstrate their spellings, best handwriting and the grammar focus from the week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this! There will be a homework club every Tuesday lunchtime for those children who require support and/or time to complete it. Please also ensure that you sign your child’s homework book and reading record once a week.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each evening, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every Tuesday with their homework book.


Year 6 will have P.E. on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon, though additional lessons may be timetabled in at other times, so please ensure that children bring their P.E. kits in at the beginning of the week and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it. The first half of the term will be athletics, rounders and football, depending on the class. Children should make sure that they have a suitable change of clothes and appropriate footwear for each P.E. session. Children who have longer hair should bring in a hair tie to hold their hair back during these lessons.

Parents’ evenings

Parents’ evenings will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November 2019. More details will be sent out closer to the time. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher before then, please speak to them before or after school, or contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Kind regards,

Ms Howard, Mr Keeler and Miss Menon (The Year 6 Team)

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