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Year 6

Our year 6 team consists of Miss Barrows, Mrs. Bond, Mrs. McVeigh, Mrs Sylvester, Mrs Josephs, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Hart. We are all committed to ensuring that year 6 is a fun and interesting year where children are supported to reach their potential.

Year 6 is a time when children are able to accept more responsibility for themselves and to help others around school as we prepare them for moving on to secondary school. We look forward to taking part in trips and events such as Harvest, Remembrance, Red Nose Day and the highlight of the year: our Pioneer Residential at Cleobury Mortimer. We also look forward to our Musical concert, Year 6 play and Leavers’ Service. Hopefully, we will have an enjoyable and exciting year.

In Summer 1, we will be finishing our Wonder series by reading 'Auggie and Me: The Julian Chapter'. We will also be looking at spooky poems which will lead into some of our English lessons: Ian Serraillier's 'The Visitor' and 'The Listeners' by Walter De La Mare. We will also start 'The Case of the Drowned Pearl' by Robin Stevens. 


In Science, we will be studying lifecycles: animal and human. We will be looking at reproductive systems and puberty.


In DT, we will be making Viking houses to finish off our topic from last half term. We will be using sawing skills and woodwork design to work in groups to produce a final product. 




Our PE days are Thursday and Friday. Summer one will have a focus on volleyball and rounders. Please come to school wearing your correct PE kit. This must be a red t-shirt, plain black shorts, leggings or joggers and a plain black hoodie or red school fleece. No logos please. Trainers can be worn to school on PE days. 




Sats week will be 13th 16th May. Please look at any information posted on Dojo regarding SATs. 


This half term we go on residential to the Pioneer Centre. We are going on the 22nd-24th May. We are going to have so much fun and do things that we have never done before. Can you believe it, one big sleepover with all your friends! Parents please make sure you are connected to dojo for updates, kit lists etc. 


Children in year 6 who walk to school are allowed to bring a mobile phone. Please make sure you talk to your child about the correct way to manage bringing phones to school, particularly with regards to them being turned off, both within school and inside the grounds. If they need to contact you after school, they need to wait until they have passed through the gate.


As children in year 6 begin to make more use of social media and chat groups, we hope you will monitor their use to ensure that your child does not become overwhelmed with messages and that the content being shared is appropriate. We sometimes find that children are using devices until late at night and thoughtless messages can cause much distress in and out of school. In ICT, we will address e-safety including sharing of images, keeping personal information secret, scams and what to do if online content worries or upsets them.


Please read daily, even if for a short while. Sharing reading with an adult is still very important at this age to give children the chance to listen to stories and talk about what they have read. Reading to your child, listening to audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels and reference books are all great alternatives.

Children in year 6 are free to choose their own book and can bring one in from home if they prefer. 

Maths and Spelling homework will be set weekly. This year, year 6 will be using mainly DoodleLearning. It is a programme designed to work at your child's level. There are 5 minute daily activities for them to ensure they retain what they have previously learned. We have noticed a significant improvement in the children who use DoodleLearning at least 5 times a week. 


Children will have their own login details. Please keep them safe.


Each half term we will set a 'creative' homework. .



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