Year 6

Dear Families,

Welcome to Year 6! I hope that you have all had a lovely summer and are ready to start the new school year. Kensuke's Kingdom is our first class book; we will use this text to not only develop our comprehension skills in reading, but it will also influence our writing. As well as this, we will link our writing to our history topic (The Shang Dynasty) and the first topic that we will cover in Science (Electricity). In numeracy, a number of mathematical strands will be covered this term, these include: place value, the four operations and fractions.

Physical Education will take place on Monday and Wednesday. In addition to this, Stafford College young leaders are continuing to work with us this year; they will be delivering a short skills lesson on a Friday morning. The first session will be on Friday, 21st September 2018. Please send your child with an indoor and outdoor kit this term as it is beginning to get cold (PE t-shirt, shorts/sports leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper/hoody). As you are aware, the children will have access to the Year 5 and 6 changing rooms this year. I know you have been told this time and time again, but just as a reminder, please ensure that all clothing is labelled.


Weekly Homework

  • Thursday - Reading

During the first week of term, the children completed a star reading quiz to determine the level of the reading books that is suitable for their ability. Please encourage them to read regularly, as it not only supports their fluency skills, but it also improves their comprehension skills as well.


  • Friday - Spellings

The children will do a spelling test on a Friday, and then the new spellings for the week will be introduced.


In addition to the weekly homework, the children will also receive homework in other subjects. This will be a short task that will be over a couple of nights or in the next day to benefit the following lesson.


If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate in contacting me on or at the end of the school day.