Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.

Welcome to the start of a new school year - welcome to Year 6!

We are all looking forward to lots of learning and fun this year, in your final year of primary school.  You have already settled in brilliantly and are enthusiastic and ready to learn.

There are lots of adults who will be helping you to do your very best throughout the year.

  • Miss Dunkley - class teacher
  • Miss Dwyer - teaching assistant 
  • Mr Allack - teaching assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Mr Beetles - teaching assistant (Monday and Friday) and class teacher on Monday afternoons.
  • Mrs Howes - PE teaching assistant

For information about our Daily Routine and learning Timetable, please see the links to the right.

This half term, our topic is 'Vile Victorians!'  We shall become fully imersed in this fascinating period in British History, learning about the royal family, inventions and inventors, the maltreatment of children through their working and school lives and the people who helped to make life better for them.  We shall learn about famous Victorians, including Lord Shaftesbury and Dr.Barnardo and we shall complete Victorian crafts, such as cross-stiching and learning about the printing style of William Morris.  We will even have a Victorian Day, where we experience what school life was like.  

Here are a few things for you all to remember to help you to be a responsible and well-prepared learner in Year 6:

Our whole class novel is Street Child by Berlie Doherty.  This is novel based on the real-life events of homeless children being cared for by Dr.Barnardo and his charity.  If time allows, we shall also be reading a classic children's novel - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.  Bringing in their own copy of the novel to read alongside the teacher will enhance pupils' reading and understanding of the story.

PE days are Wednesday (tennis coaching) and Thursday (football skills) and we are currently asking you all to come to school wearing the correct PE kit on these days - see Routine and Timetable link to the right.

Home Learning will be primarily Google Classroom based.  You are all expected to attempt to complete this homework each week, since it is brilliant preparation for when you will transfer to your secondary schools this year.

Pupils will keep their Learning Journals in school, unless they contain important information which needs to be shared with you at home.

Spellings will be learned and practised during school time and a test will take place every week.  It is wise to practise spellings (and times tables) at home too.

You are encouraged to bring your reading books to school every day.  You spend at least 20 minutes per day reading for pleasure in school but you are encouraged to read at home too.  This could be a range of material including comics and magazines, newspapers, non-fiction books, etc.  Reading is such an important skill!

"The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" (Dr Seuss)

Please can I remind you all that pencil cases and other possessions from home must not be brought in to school at this time.

Thank you all for your support.  We are really looking forward to another fun-filled learning adventure this year!

Miss Dunkley, Miss Dwyer, Mr Allack and Mr Beetles

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