Year 6

Welcome to Year 6's Web Pages

On behalf of Year 6 we would like to welcome you back to our school website and hope you are looking forward to the new Term as much as we all are. In this very important year for the children, we aim to maximise their learning through a wide variety of positive experiences that reinforce the Christian ethos of our school.

During your child's time in Year 6, assessment in the form of Key Stage 2 SATs is a fundamental aspect of the Literacy and Numeracy objectives taught. Children are expected to consolidate their grasp of a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will develop skills related to planning the key features of these texts, as well as practising their ability to write for a given length of time. Your child will be expected to further develop the speed and accuracy of mental calculations to reinforce calculations as part of problem - solving tasks, as well as covering objectives related to Shape and space, Data Handling and Measurement. 

Homework is an essential part of your child's learning, children are expected to read every day and complete a Literacy, Numeracy and Topic related activity each week. We are more than happy to help children if they need further instruction before homework is due to be returned - homework should not be a cause of extreme anxiety!

With the children moving on to secondary school at the end of Year, during Year 6 there will be opportunities  to take on responsibilities as prefects, house captains or monitors. As role models of the school we have expectations of behaviour which we expect to be met.

Please feel free to contact us through the school should any queries arise - and don’t hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day, if you are waiting to collect your child.

The children will be working hard throughout this year, ensuring that they are ready for their transition to secondary schools in the summer.  We are confident that they will have a successful and enjoyable final year at St Mary’s. This term we will be learning

 Instruction writing, biographies and autobiographies, poetry, persuasive writing, letters 

Maths: Place value and ordering of numbers; reading scales. Extend understanding of addition and subtraction; solving money and word problems; mass; time; position; Fractions and decimals; Multiplication and division.

Science: Evolution and inheritence

ICT: APP development

Topic: Bucks throughout history

Art/DT: Art related to Andy Goldsworthy

PE: Para olympics ( Weds/Fri)

RE: Saints

Off site visits: Baptist Church and Chiltern open air museum.

 The children will continue to use both their homework book for storing worksheets and their Home-School Communication book.  If you have any queries about either of these, please do not hesitate to ask.  Please remember that the Home-School Communication book is not suitable for reporting absences.

 The children will not be having set spellings that will be tested at school, although they may still bring home sets of words which should be practised.  Mental maths tests will still take place weekly and number skills, such as time tables, number bonds and complements, should be practised with your child regularly. All children are still expected to read at home and ‘free readers’ can read their own books from home if they wish to, those children reading scheme related books must continue to select and take home books from the school library.

 All Home- School Learning will be given on a Thursday and should be handed in on Tuesday morning.

 The children are responsible for ensuring that they have the correct uniform and equipment for school each day, which should be named.  Please remind them that they set the example for the rest of the school! Children are allowed to bring a bottle of water for the classroom

We hope that the children will thoroughly enjoy this term and indeed final year in Year St Marys and that the experience will be one they remember for a very long time!

L.Akers and A.Cootes