Welcome to Year 6!
Class Teacher: Mrs Blackmore
We’re really enjoying our place at the top of the school! As Year 6 pupils, we have lots of extra responsibilities this year alongside preparing for our SATs so it’s going to be a very busy and fun time for us! We’ve got plenty of exciting things ahead of us. So, if you’d like to find out more, keep reading!
HOMEWORK IN YEAR 6
For all homework information, have a look at the following:
Homework is a really important part of learning and helps to support and endorse what the children are being taught at school. However, we are aware that occasionally there can be difficulties. If so, please come in and speak to Mrs Busby or Mrs Tripp and they will gladly help.
We will be working really hard to improve our reading, writing and speaking and listening skills this year. Our aim is to be articulate in all areas and ensure our written work is neatly presented and spelled correctly. Some of the things we will be focusing on are:
- Fiction genres and story writing
- Persuasive writing
- Journalistic writing
- Letter writing for a specific purpose
- Report writing
The following document is a breakdown of the specific objectives for Literacy in Year 6:
There are lots of areas to be covered in Maths and one of our main aims is to become really confident in working with all four operations: multiplication, division, subtraction and addition. We learn in many different ways including using computers, playing games and by putting Maths into other subjects and everyday contexts. Some of our focuses are:
- 2D and 3D shapes including finding area and perimeter and volume of 3D shapes
- Using inverse operations to estimate and check results
- Solving word problems involving decimals, fractions and percentages
- Explaining our answers using our mathematical knowledge and reasoning skills
- Measuring and calculating using imperial units still in everyday use; knowing their approximate metric values
For our Year 6 topic plan, please see the link below.
How can you help?
Often, parents ask how they can help and support their child with their learning. One of the key things for children of all ages is to read regularly. An essential part of homework across school but particularly in year 6 is to read as often as possible. We recommend a variety of text types; fiction and non-fiction. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a comic, magazine, newspaper, story, information from the internet, encyclopaedia pages – it is all useful. Try to encourage your child to talk about what they are reading and to form an opinion about it.
Below are some websites which you could also use at home to support your child’s learning.
You are always welcome to pop in and have a chat with Mrs Blackmore if there is anything you’re concerned about or you just have a few questions. We aim to make Year 6 a really rewarding, hardworking, fun year for all the children and to prepare them as well as we possibly can for their transition to secondary school.