Welcome to Year Six
Welcome to our Year 6 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y6 Long term plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework project for this half term and any other relevant information.
Long Term Plan
Below is the plan showing the topics taught through the year. Please see the curriculum subject pages for more information regarding the topics.
Termly Class Newsletter
Below is the relevant information that you will need for this term. If you have any further questions please see the class teacher.
Half Termly Homework Project
Alongside weekly class homework, a half termly homework project will be set to support classroom learning. Below is this half terms project.
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. Fast track tutoring will be used as an intervention when required to support early reading and writing.
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'. This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.
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 two books which are matched to their reading level from RWI 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 6 have learned how fairground rides are built and can be controlled by computer software using Lego in Design and Technology.
This week in Science, Y6 have been investigating how shadows are cast as part of our topic on Light.
Year 6 created abstract sculptures in the style of Barbara Hepworth in Art
In DT, Y6 have been practising different types of stitches to use within our textile mobile phone case.
In Music, Y6 have started to learn the song 'Happy' by Pharell Williams and have been tapping out the rhythm using drumsticks.
In DT lessons this half-term Year 6 have enjoyed making mobile phone cases from felt.
The children also had fun learning about what life was like in Britain during the Blitz and were able to handle artefacts, dress up in clothing from that time and also worked on preparing windows for a blackout and air raids to keep people safe.
In Computing this half term the children have created their own podcasts. They have written a script on a theme related to their learning, recorded their discussions, created their own background music and experimented with layers of sound in their creations.