Year 6 Ash and Oak
Welcome to Year 6. Our class values are WISDOM and JOY
We aim for all Year 6 children to have an exciting and educationally stimulating end to their time at primary school. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum as well as opportunities for children to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities such as fencing and a week long residential school journey. We spend a considerable amount of time preparing the children for the transition into secondary school by encouraging them to become independent and organised learners. In addition, we plan an extensive unit of work focusing on all aspects of personal, social and health education in the second half of the Summer term to ensure all pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
You can find out all about Year 6 on this page - including what we are studying this half term and lots of great resources for parents and children. Your home learning can be found on Assignments on your Year 6 class page in Teams.
What are we learning this half term?
Maths @ St James Primary School
This academic Year in both school and Home Learning, we will be using the scheme White Rose.
White Rose is beneficial for the children in the following ways;
- It recaps on the previous year’s learning, to ensure any gaps or misconceptions can be addressed
- It builds on concepts, helping the children to deepen their understanding.
- There are mastery questions throughout, to challenge the children appropriately.
- It encourages a Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach to Maths, ensuring that children are able to apply the taught concept in a variety of ways.
You can also follow along with your child’s learning . Through this, you can recap the learning we have done at school and embed their understanding further. Please click here for more information
For more information on our long term Maths planning for Year 6, please see below
Walking Home and Mobile Phones
In order to be able to leave school by yourself - either to walk home or meet your parents at the gate, you need to fill out a form here and hand it into the School Office.
If you are bringing a mobile phone to school you must fill out this form here and hand it into the School Office at the start of each day.
We also use a Draw, Prove, Explain approach in our Maths Journals, focusing on children’s deeper understanding of the process by which they answer a question.
Draw a variety of ways to solve the problem.
Prove that you are correct.
Explain the most effective process to reach the answer
Reading In Year 6
If you're looking for a new book to read or stuck for inspiration take a look here at 100 books to read for Year 6
Other Great Resources For Year 6 Parents and Children
There are lots and lots of great websites that can help you with everything from practicing your timetables to your half term research projects. Here are some that we think are the best.
Spelling - If you'd like to find out more about spelling as part of the national curriculum, then please click here
Reading - You can click here to learn more about your child's developing reader skills. Please make sure you log all your reading at home in your reading log books and don't forget to take part in our School Book challenge.
ICT Games - To practice lots of different Literacy and Maths skills, you could try ICT Games
Another great website for games for all subjects is Top Marks. You can access it here
Tests and Assessments
In the Summer term, Year 6 take their SATs. Parents can find out more information and guidance from the Government here
National Curriculum Guidance And Expectations
Where should your child be at the end of Year 6? According to national age related expectations, your child should
- Give a view about choice of vocabulary, structure, etc.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion.
- Appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.
- Recognise: complex sentences with more than one, subordinate clause, phrases which add detail to sentences
- Explain how a writer has used sentences to create particular effects.
- Skim and scan to aide note-taking.
- Refer to text to support opinions and predictions.
- Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.
- Use passive voice where appropriate.
- Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).
- Use a sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.
- Use semi-colon, colon or dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.
- Use colon to introduce a list and semi colon within a list.
- Use correct punctuation of bullet points.
- Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
- Use full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.
- Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
- Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.
- Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.
- Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
- Compare and order numbers up to 10,000,000.
- Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
- Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
- Identify the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.
- Use knowledge of order of operations to carry out calculations involving four operations.
- Multiply: 4-digit by 2-digit
- Divide: 4-digit by 2-digit
- Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers.
- Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.
- Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
- Calculate % of whole number.