Teacher: Ms Collins
During year 6 we aim to prepare all children for a their transition to secondary school. We work towards achieving the best that each individual pupil can in their SATs tests at the end of the school year. In Year 6 we endeavour to make the curriculum challenging and interesting whilst fulfilling the National Curriculum requirements. On this page you will find updated information about what we have been doing each term. Please click on the link below to see our Curriculum Map for the year. Curriculum Framework Year 6
Welcome to the Year 6 class page. We have lots of exciting things ahead of us over the school year. We will have to work extremely hard, however we will also have fun along the way in our last year together at primary school!
We are now studying our fourth year in the New Curriculum which will be tested during SATS. We complete an hour of Maths every day with support groups where appropriate. At the moment we are trying hard to secure the knowledge and mathematical rules we know in order to apply this to problem based questions. We need to work hard on our arithmetic and written rules as there is now a 30 minute test on this as well. The children are already familiar with this format as it was part of their End of Year tests in Y5.
PE days for Year 6 are Monday and Thursday. The children will be sent home in their PE kits as we have PE last thing on both of these days. Please send the kit in a small bag as we have very limited storage space.
Being in Year 6 will mean opportunity to represent the school in a number of different sporting activities. We hope the children will rise to this challenge and take St. Margaret Clitherow into the medal tables!
HOMEWORK AND BOOSTER CLASSES
MONDAY – Spellings and Spelling Sentences or other spelling work
TUESDAY – SPAG
WEDNESDAY – Comprehension
THURSDAY – Reading and mental maths
FRIDAY – Maths and Science
Booster classes will take place throughout the year however you will be informed via a letter if your child is asked to attend these. Please note that due to the amount of work we have to cover before SATS the children may, on occasions, have additional homework or tasks that do not correspond to the timetable.
The children have all been issued with a Reading Record which they are now able to complete and record in themselves. Please can you check your child is reading each night. This is vital to their reading progress. It would be great if you could occasionally listen to them read and sign the record as a parent too. Please encourage your child to read a wide range of books and to vary the author they are reading.
We will be working on a range of different texts in English. We still have a reading comprehension test which we will be working on throughout the year and we also have a SPAG test. This tests spelling, punctuation and grammar work. Again a list of what is needed to be known for this test will be sent home so that you can support the learning of your child.
This term we will be reading Skellig by David Almond. This is a very different type of text after completing Point Blanc and will give the children lots to think about. This author, too, has written many other books so do encourage your child to find his books when visiting the local library.