A warm welcome to Y6. We know how exciting and also nerve-racking the last year in Primary School can be for both you and your child, so we want to support you in every way we can. This year will see Y6 using the new curriculum in all subjects. Beginning last year, there have been changes to reporting and assessing pupils’ progress, as levels are no longer in use. You will receive information about this and whole school issues through school newsletters and parents’ evenings. If you require more information, feel free to contact us at any time!
Thanks so much,
Miss Simpson and Mrs Willington
Our Year 6 teachers are Mrs Willington and Miss Simpson
Our teaching assistant is Miss Readman
As last year, we will be using the new national curriculum objectives and assessments.
Year 6 will have PE on a Monday and a Thursday. Children are required to come to school wearing their full PE kit.
Our P.E. kit is a plain white top, black/navy shorts or trousers, black/navy jumper and trainers. Often, our P.E. lessons will take place outside so make sure you bring appropriate clothing!
Homework is sent out each Tuesday and is to be returned on the following Tuesday on Google Classroom. There will be both Maths and English homework.
Year 6 children are also expected to read every night. Please make sure that you have your Reading Record signed each day and bring it back to school.
At St Edward’s we are linking subjects together – a cross curricular approach.
Newsletters and Y6 Overview
History: World War One
Click on the image above to check out our World War One Knowledge Organiser.
Black History Month
In English, during this Autumn term, we will be reading ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo and using this book to inspire our writing.
- First Person Narrative
- Balanced Argument
- Using inference and deduction to answer comprehension questions
- Newspaper Report
- Persuasive Speech
- Biography writing
- Reading, writing and performing poetry: ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen and ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon
- WW1 Diary of a soldier
- Letter from the trenches (informal)
- Narrative – “Over the Top” based upon Private Peaceful
- Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo Performance Poetry
In Year 5/6, children are expected to be able to spell certain words. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with these words, carry out your weekly homework, and use the resources provided by school such as Spelling Shed.
We can’t emphasis enough how important it is to read; you can unlock a whole world of imagination just by opening a book. We really promote reading for pleasure: we use a class rewards system to encourage and promote this even further. Whatever the genre, whether it’s non-fiction or fiction, comics, newspapers, adventure, science fiction – the list is endless – we love to know when you’re really enjoying a certain author or text and we ensure that our curriculum reflects the wealth of different texts, too.