Welcome to the Year 6 Page

Producing lifelong learners in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Year 6 unit comprises of two classes of approximately 25-30 children, taught by Mr Gale in class 6G and Mrs Birkett (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Sutton (Friday) in class 6BS. Currently the classes are supported by Mrs Barrientos (STA) and Mrs Scott (HLTA). Our Key Stage Leader is Mr Gale.

In Year 6, the children cover a wealth of topics over the course of the year, which include:

Subject

Areas of study

English

Angel Boy, Skellig, Floodland, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Macbeth, Goodnight Mr. Tom, Holes. 

Topic

The Mayans, Water, The Vikings, WW2, Cockermouth (Local Study).

(Cross curricular links to Art/DT, Music and ICT)

Science

Healthy Bodies, Adaptation and Evolution, Classification of Animals, Electricity and Light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Please see the curriculum outline link for further subjects and areas of study).

Our Curriculum

In Year 6, we aim to offer the children a curriculum which appeals to a variety of interests and individual learning styles. Over the course of the year, we deliver exciting lessons which are both stimulating and engaging. We strive to enhance a wealth of skills thus creating life-long learners who are ready to take their next step in education. The photographs and accompanying captions (outlined below) show examples of the broad and balanced curriculum our Year 6 learners enjoy.

All of our books (across the curriculum) contain lots of fantastic work produced by the children throughout the year.

 

Homework

Task

When given

 Context

 

 Reading

  

Daily

  • School reading book - other books from the home and the library - encouraging a wide choice and talking to the child about their reading and their understanding of what they are reading.
  • Children are asked to record their reading on their 'Reading Passport'.

Spellings  

Daily

  • Spellings - a series of words to learn or a specific task relating to a spelling rule.
  • The child should be encouraged to look at each word carefully, say it, cover it up, write it from memory and then check it.  This process is repeated several times.  The words are then assessed in class.
  • Often the child will be asked to extend the spelling words, e.g. writing sentences and/or finding out their meaning in a dictionary, etc.

Times Tables

Weekly

  • Tables: 2x – 12x tables ought to be practised at home.

Fab 4

Daily

  • A series of mathematical questions relating to a variety of topics from the Year 6 Curriculum.

SPaG

Weekly

  • A ‘SPaG Mat’ designed for children to continuously revise key areas of SPaG.

Revision

(Year 6 only)

Other

Spring term and beginning of Summer term

Half-termly

  • Weekly comprehension and/or SPAG activities. 
  • Test questions in addition to homework.
  • A task(s) relating to Science/Topic learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Year 6 Team

Mr J Gale

Key Stage 2 Leader
Year 6 Teacher

Mrs H Birkett

SENDCo
Year 6 Teacher (PT)

Mrs J Sutton

Deputy Headteacher
Year 6 Teacher (PT)

Mrs T Barrientos

Year 6 Support

Mrs K Scott

Year 6 Support


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