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 English and Maths 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 their speed and accuracy in arithmetic 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 an English, Maths and Topic related activity each week. There will also be times when homework will be set using our online resource, StudyLadder.  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

 Narrative writing, poetry, biographies and autobiographies and detailed descriptive writing.

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: The Cardiovascular System

Computing: APP development

Topic: The Mayas

Art/DT: Art related to Andy Goldsworthy

PE: Cross Country ( Wednesday/Thursday)

RE: Saints

Off site visits: Baptist Church.

 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 be having set spellings that will be tested at school weekly,  Times tables should be practised with your child regularly. All children are still expected to read at home.  This could be one of the reading scheme books from school, but they can also choose to read a book from home or the school library to ignite their passion for reading.

 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 their final year at St Mary's and that the experience will be one they remember for a very long time!

Miss L Bailey, Miss D Cork, Mrs J Kenny, Miss A O'Sheehan, Mrs C Hay and Mrs K Hopper