We hope you find all the information you need about Y6 on this page. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to speak to the class teacher either in a morning before or after school.
The Y6 team are:
Mrs Rowbotham 6R
Mr Bradley 6B
Mrs Corbiere 6C (Maths and Reading)
Over the year, we will be listening to and sharing a range of different class novels.
We have read Darwin's Dragons by Lindsay Galvin and Room 13 by Robert Swindells.
Currently, we are reading Trash by Andy Mulligan
Year 6 Wider Curriculum 2022/2023
Below is the Y6 long term plan for foundation subjects. This shows the topics covered throughout the year.
Spring Term 1
Science - Electricity
This half term, we will be learning all about electricity. We will explore and answer the following questions throughout the project:
How is electricity made?
How does an electrical circuit work?
Which materials are electrical conductors and insulators?
How can we draw a circuit diagram?
What affects how well components work in a circuit?
What if all transport was electric?
ICT - Programming A
This unit explores the concept of variables in programming through games in Scratch. First, learners find out what variables are and relate them to real-world examples of values that can be set and changed. Then they use variables to create a simulation of a scoreboard.
In Lessons 2, 3, and 5, which follow the Use-Modify-Create model, learners experiment with variables in an existing project, then modify them, before they create their own project. In Lesson 4, learners focus on design. Finally, in Lesson 6, learners apply their knowledge of variables and design to improve their games in Scratch.
Art and Design - Paint
This half term, we will be focused on Paint.
Throughout this project we will explore brush control, colour theory, experiment with mixing and matching colour, investigate and compare the work of Luiza Vizoli and Georgia O'Keeffe, plan and design our final pieces, create a final piece and evaluate our final pieces.
Geography - Extreme Weather and Sustainability
This half term, we will be focused on extreme weather and sustainability.
We will evaluate the extent to which climate and extreme weather affect how people live, explain how humans function in the place they live, understand why there is extreme weather in the world and describe the physical processes, including weather, that affect two different locations.
By the end of the project, we will understand why some countries are in drought and some have flooding and research and explain sustainable solutions to enable the environment to continue to support life into the future.
We will also explore a range of skills during this project include how to use graphs to record features, use lines of longitude and latitude or grid references, use satellite imaging and maps of different scales and analyse and present increasingly complex data.
We expect children to read at least three times a week at home. Some children may choose to read independently, which is completely fine, but it is also helpful for adults to check children understand the vocabulary within the text and understand the content of what they are reading.
Look out for the weekly spellings that will be set on Spelling Shed on a Monday – children will practise throughout the week at school. Children have access to Spelling Shed which allows them to practise their assigned weekly spellings and also the KS2 compulsory spelling lists.
Children need to spend time at home to practise times tables – in Y6 children need to have rapid recall of all times table facts up to 12x12 as well as associated division facts (e.g. 5x6=30 so 30÷6=5) – children can prepare for the times table challenge and achieve their best times. Don't forget to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars website to help them practise their tables and earn coins to promote their band! It is their challenge this year to top the leaderboard and help their band to win the Battle of the Bands.
Here are a list of the statutory spellings and spelling rules that the children need to know in Y6. Please click to download.
Wider Curriculum Homework
As part of our wider curriculum, children can also choose to complete homework from our homework menu (see below). This is optional, however, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.
We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see.
6R - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
6B - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
There may be changes to the above days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school all week.
Indoor Kit = white t-shirt or polo shirt (no football shirts), black shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)
Outdoor Kit = black tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)
During the winter months, children may still complete P.E. lessons outside so it is recommended that children bring kit suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities wherever possible.
Please remember that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by children for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Also, no football shirts should be worn for P.E.
This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists. The children need to be able to spell words from the KS2 curriculum applying rules to unknown words as any spelling rule for Y3-6 can be tested during the EPGS test in May. Children will be asked to consolidate and rehearse all of these rules this year as they have to demonstrate them in their writing to achieve the Y6 expected standard.
This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children had their log in details sent home. If they have gone missing, please contact your child's class teacher.