Our class teachers this year are Miss Harris and Miss Fatima, our teaching assistant is Mrs Ayaz.
Year 6 has had a very busy start to the year. We have been working incredibly hard to ensure we are ready for the KS2 SATs and also our transition to secondary school. Here are some of our focuses this year:
The children in Class 6 absolutely adore reading. Each half term we have focused on a different class novel:
In Autumn: ‘Skellig’ and ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’
In Spring: ‘Once’ and ‘Holes’.
In summer: ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Unforgotten Coat’.
Your child must read every night; they should read a variety of genres (fiction, non-fiction, newspapers, poetry and magazines etc.)
In Guided Reading we now follow the ‘Mastery’ approach. All children work through the same challenging text, with questions provided to prepare them for their SATs tests and KS3.
Every Monday the children complete a ‘Reading Test’ – this is in line with the SATs tests and helps children to prepare and deepen their understanding in responding to questions.
We love maths in Class 6, especially when we are challenged with multi-step problems. We have an arithmetic test weekly, which has helped improve the speed of our calculations. We complete ‘6 a day’ questions at the start of every lesson, to develop our arithmetic skills. We follow the ‘Mastery Approach’ whereby all children are working through the same questions, which are taken from the Y6 curriculum and challenges those working towards ‘greater depth’.
In Autumn 1, our class novel was ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. We loved this novel and found it beautifully written and very emotional to read. To help us develop our understanding of the main and underlying themes, we had drama with our specialist Sarah Mills. The drama was amazing and we were able to take complete ownership of the main characters from the novel, from our point of views.
Year 6 has to cover challenging concepts now in the new curriculum; however through deep coverage of the knowledge and constant opportunities for experiments and observations, the children’s understanding is developing well.
In Autumn the children study: Humans and Animals and Electricity.
In Spring: Light and Evolution and Inheritance.
In Summer: Living things and their habitats.
Holiday homework is given half termly – please ensure the children complete each of these.
April 2019 SATs Revision Booklet