Year 6

Welcome to our class page!

Here you will find useful information to help support your child in Y6 such as core subject knowledge organisers, handy hints for reading at home with Y6, expected academic standards for the end of KS2 & Y6 and weekly homework information. Detailed Curriculum outlines will also be uploaded each half-term so you can see which aspects your child will be studying over the following term. 

I will also be updating the Y6 Gallery pages with photos of our learning and examples of some outstanding work throughout the year to share with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me either via the class email or the school office.

Mrs K Sukonik

Y6 Class Teacher

 

 



Homework:

Reading is a whole school priority. It is incredibly important that we work together to foster a love of reading for pleasure and make sure that our children are not just excellent decoders but understand what they are reading too, especially as they begin to embrace the more challenging texts expected in Y6.

Children in Y6 are expected to read at least four times a week and have their diaries signed by a parent. Tricky or new words can be noted in their reading diaries to enable the children to investigate their meaning. If your child does not find any new words in their text - the book is not challenging enough! 

If you are stuck for some inspiration, check out the '100 books to read before you leave Y6' at the bottom of this page - how many can you read this year? 

Homework dates:

Weekly Spelling and Mental Arithmetic homework will be set every Tuesday. Details of their tasks will be explained in class and students will bring their Homework Books home to complete the work independently. Homework is due in the following MONDAY, it can be handed in anytime before then but please make sure that your child has a copy of their spelling words to practise at home!

If your child is absent, their homework will be available for them to collect when they return.

Weekly spelling word lists will be updated on this class page as a dated PDF which can be viewed or downloaded for printing if you wish. Details can also be found below of the statutory spelling word list for Y5 & Y6. The spellings set will follow our school scheme and feature some of these words each week across the whole year.

MA tests will cover the entire KS2 curriculum to prepare children for their end of Key Stage assessments. 

Tasks will be marked in class and any misconceptions addressed in the lesson.

PE Days

During Spring term, our PE days will be a Tuesday and a Friday. Children should come to school wearing the correct PE kit and appropriate footwear. 



Y6 will delve into the past this term as we look at life 'on the Home Front'.

The second World War broke out on 1st September 1939 but why did Britain and her allies go to war again so soon after the tragic losses of WW1?

We will investigate the origins of WW2 and what it would have been like ‘on the home front’ from a child’s perspective.

This unit will also give us the opportunity to evaluate evidence in terms of propaganda and censorship and to consider the diversity of experience from first hand points of view. 



In Y6 we use knowledge organisers to support our learning in some of our subjects. We have them stuck into our subject books or on our desks so that we can refer back to them, use them as a revision tool or remind ourselves what we need to include in our work eg. writing to meet the expected standards. There are copies of the core subject organisers at the bottom of this page.