Welcome to Year 6!
On behalf of Year 6 we would like to welcome you to our school website. 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, Reading, SPaG 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 (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) and practise their times tables every day and complete an English, Maths, spelling and/or 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 write in the home school communication book or 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 year we will be learning
English: 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, Evolution and Inheritance and Electricity
Computing: We are Game Makers, We are Networkers and We are Publishers
Topic: The Anglo-Saxons and The Scots, Crime and Punishment and Longitude and Latitude
Art/DT: Layering, Artist Study and Conceptual Art
PE: ( Wednesday and Thursday) Cross Country, football, netball, hockey
RE: Are Saints Good Role Models? Do clothes express religious belief? Is “God made man” a good way to understand the Christmas story? Is the resurrection important to Christians? Can We know what God Looks Like? Does it matter what we believe about creation?
Off site visits: Baptist Church, Oxford Care Home, Sky Academy
All Home 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 should bring a bottle of water for the classroom.
Children in year 6 have the opportunity to play football during lunch throughout the Autumn and Summer term, they will need to bring an additional kit for this.
We hope that the children will thoroughly enjoy 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, Miss A O'Sheehan, Mrs C Hay and Mrs K Hopper