St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year Six

Welcome to our Year 6 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y6 curriculum plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework projects for this half term and any other information about what we will be happening in Y6 soon! 

Curriculum Plan and Homework

So that everyone knows what we will be learning about this year, below is our curriculum plan. 

To support our classroom learning, each half term Mr Parry will give us a homework project.  

Enrichment 

Coming soon....

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Mr Parry will send parents a newsletter.  This is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Year 6 learning this term?

Click on each subject to have a look at our knowledge organisers for this term.


If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Phonics and Reading

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.  If children complete the Read Write Inc programme and still require extra support with phonics in Key Stage 2 they receive  Read Write Inc intervention (Fast Track tutoring - Year 3 & 4 and Fresh Start - Year 5 & 6)

Reading
We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home a book which is very closely matched to their reading level from Oxford Reading Tree, Project X or Floppy Phonics and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.

In Key Stage 2 the reading schemes used are Oxford Ready Tree Treetops and Literacy World.  Children also visit the school library each week and take a book home to enjoy with an adult.

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.
If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.

 

Year Six News & Gallery

Friday 3rd December This week Year 6 have been investigating how to make electrical circuits to light a bulb. They experimented with 1.5v and 6v bulbs to see what impact that had on the brightness of the bulb.

Wednesday 24th NovemberOn No Pens Wednesday, Year 6 made origami flowers and worked out the fraction of folds made. They also used their fingers to have a times table race.

Friday 12th November - This week, Year 6 have been investigating the effect that exercise has on the human heart and have written some very thoughtful and respectful war poems based on Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen.

The children have also worked together in team building games to complete different physical challenges in P.E.

Friday 5th November - This week, Year 6 have really enjoyed learning about Hinduism this week, especially the dressing up! The children have also enjoyed the launch of TT Rockstars and became extremely competitive with some multiplication relays in class.

Friday 15th October - This week, Year 6 have tried really hard to create abstract sculptures from soap based on the work of Barbara Hepworth.

Some children took part in the Harvest mass celebration and read clearly at church while a lot of children dressed in yellow to support Mental Health Day.

Friday 8th October - This week in Year 6, the children have progressed in music to playing an individual accompaniment to a piece of jazz music using drums, tambourines and glockenspiels. They had a fantastic time and produced some amazing poems called, "I will never work on my birthday," with Matt Goodfellow, an incredible poet who came to work in school on National Poetry Day. The children have also been working in groups to produce a routine of jumps, rolls and balances in gymnastics.

Friday 1st October - This week in Year 6 the children have been developing skills in gymnastics, creating abstract sculptures based on the work of Barbara Hepworth and have been learning the 'head' to a piece of jazz music.

Wednesday 23rd September - -Year 6 went on their enrichment trip to YHA Langdale, near Ambleside in the Lake District, where they participated in a 'Getting Close to Nature' day. 

Tuesday 21st September - Today Year 6 met with the children in YR who they are going to 'buddy' with.  

W/E Friday 17th September - Year 6 were investigating the different ways that mountains are formed. They used paper to show how fold mountains were formed, tin foil and icing to show how volcanic mountains were formed, a balloon and a towel to show how dome mountains were formed and rice crispie bars to show how fault-block mountains were formed.