If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Collective Worship and Christian Value focus - Respect
Respect - is valuing everyone and everything and celebrating our differences.
Self respect - means being able to celebrate our gifts and talents, looking after ourselves and the bodies that God has given us.
Respect for parents and carers – honouring mum and dad or those who care for us; helping at home; appreciating what’s done for us; cooperation not conflict; taking responsibility.
Respect for others - everyone is special; everyone's opinion matters; everyone's contribution is important; everyone's feelings should be considered; everyone's faith is sacred.
Respect can mean simply treating each other with politeness and courtesy, and recognising that everyone’s contribution is important and that everyone’s feelings should be considered.
Year 6 is a particularly important year as all children will be sitting their SATs in May; many children and parents coming into Year 6 can often feel apprehensive about these - please don't, we're here to help. SATs will be taking place 13th - 17th May 2024; we will share more information with you throughout the year and will be holding a parent information session around Easter time.
Reading at home
In Year 6, we ask your child to bring their reading record and reading book into school every day.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. Each time a child reads and gets their book signed, they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our reading draw, where they have the opportunity to win a wonderful prize at the end of the term.
Reading at home doesn't always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.
Follow the link to access the Oxford Owl Ebooks library for a wide range of reading choices - you will need your login details.
You can also access EPIC which is an online book library.
In line with our school policy, children in Year 6 will be expected to complete the the following homework each week:
TTRS - To support children’s fluency in recalling their times tables, every week children will be asked to complete 10 minutes to play on TTRS at home. We ask that you encourage your child to play a few 2/3 minute games throughout the week rather than completing this in one go.
Year 6 staff will monitor who is regularly completing this homework and enter these children’s names into our exciting prize draw where one lucky child will receive a prize each half term.
Our P.E days this half term are Wednesday and Thursday.
PE kits should be brought into school in a small PE bag and it can stay in school for the duration of the week before taking home for washing. Children will get changed in school ready for the start of their session - children must come to school in their full school uniform on PE day.
PE kit consists of:
*a plain white t-shirt; *black shorts; *black PE pumps.
Children may also bring in roll-on / cream stick deodorant for their personal hygiene - no aerosols will be allowed.
Bags, Water bottles & snacks
Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead children will only be permitted to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
Please remember to bring a water bottle in every day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please clearly label your child's water bottle. These are to go home every night to be cleaned, re-filled and brought back to school the next day. Water bottles should be carried to avoid leakages in their book bags.
Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term, this is payable through Parent Pay or children can bring a healthy snack for break time.
Our novel this half term will be 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. It is a classic tale by one of Britain's most well known authors. In Reading, we will focus on retrieval and inference skills, while in Writing we will be completing letters, a biography and debate.
We will be focusing on Multiplication and Division before moving onto Fraction work. It is essential that children continue to rehearse their multiplication facts to improve accuracy and speed.
In Biology, we will look at how the human body changes throughout our lifetime. In Physics, we will be learning about the forces of gravity, air and water resistance including effects on objects. Physics learning will focus on electricity.
Ideas about God - In this unit, we will use the old testament to study the nature and characteristics of God and how these have been reflected in the names given to God and in prayers and hymns.
How did the Victorians shape our future?
Natural Disasters - From earthquakes, to hurricanes: and tsunamis to volcanoes, we will be learning about natural disasters and their impact on land and people. We will look at potential causes and what has been done to limit the impact on communities prone to disasters.
Gingerbread - During this unit we will have a focus on nutrition. We will research and taste gingerbread treats before designing and making our own just in time for Christmas!
PSHE Jigsaw - Celebrating Difference