Year 6

Welcome to year 6! Our teacher is Mr May and our teaching assistants are Mrs Weston and Mrs Sampson (who work with us in the morning). We are a hardworking class and we love a good challenge and working to solve problems as a team.

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned on a Monday morning. Homework will be made up of a spelling task and a literacy-based activity. As well as this, each child has their own Mathletics log in to access set tasks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

SATs week is the week beginning Monday 13th May. More information will follow nearer the time.

PE sessions will be every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has their kit in for these days.

Please note, for the first 10 weeks of the autumn term, year 6 will be swimming. This will therefore be our Wednesday PE session for these weeks.

In Numeracy we will be  

consolidating our knowledge of place value and rounding increasingly large numbers 

Solving problems with all four operations 

Practising reasoning questions involving a range of mathematical concepts

revising our arithmetic skills, focusing on fractions and decimals. 

In Reading we will be  

Working on answering questions that focus on the author’s use of language and also we will be working on using evidence from the text to support our answers.


In Literacy we will be creating our own superheroes! we will: use figurative language to describe settings, act out a job interview for a superhero post, extend our grammar knowledge by using different tenses in our story and consolidate our persuasive language features to create a persuasive letter (to stop the bullying of mutants). Finally, we will create poems about the hero in us. 
In RE we will be reading “The Sermon on the Mount” and thinking about how the beliefs of Jesus might influence our own decision making.
In topic we will be exploring the amazing Americas! We will use our geography skills to locate places of interest in both North and South America and we will create our own board games. We will also record our own travel agent adverts, promoting a holiday we have created. 
In PE we will be swimming for the first 10 weeks of the Autumn term. In our Friday session, we will be practising our ball skills and teamwork in tag rugby. 
In ICT we will be recording stop motion animation of our American board games (to make into a short advert) and will consolidate our knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
In Science we will be  : learning all about the classification of animals. 

Your support at home is invaluable. Please help by practicing times tables. Children must know all their tables and related division facts. They should also use the fact that 3 x 7 = 21 to help them recall that 0.3 x 7 = 2.1 and 30 x 7 = 210.  The children are now familiar with all four formal methods for calculation and we would encourage them to practise these as much as possible.