Year 6 Long Term Plan 2021-22CTA
Year 6 information
Welcome to 6 Capybaras and 6 Hyenas
All Year 6 children will enter the school building via the school driveway and then through the Year 6 cloakroom. The staggered start time is 8:40am and the staggered finish time is 3:10pm.
The Year 6 teachers are Mrs Cartwright, Mr Higgins and Mrs Yarnold.
We are supported by Miss Hume and Miss Huntington.
Mrs Crook and Mrs Norfolk will be covering our PPA session for one afternoon each week.
Here is a copy of our Year 6 Welcome Booklet which outlines the key information for this academic year.
We will also be sharing a Curriculum Overview for each half term and then you can see what your child will be focusing upon in their learning. Here is the overview for Autumn 1.
We love reading in Year 6! During the week, there are many opportunities for the children to take part in reading. We read during Guided Reading sessions, ERT (Everyone Reads Together), curriculum lessons and our class novel. ERT is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books.
If your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school. The children have the opportunity to select books from the school and the class libraries and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be expected to read regularly at home, this may only be a couple of pages or for 10/15 minutes. The children will take part in one to one reading with their class teachers / teaching assistant. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read with their class teacher or Miss Huntington.
All children have also been given a home reading record. These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to add a parent comment too. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day along with their reading book. The children will be completing a new reading challenge this year and these are displayed in the classroom! Each time they read a book, they will be awarded a sticker or stamp.
Bronze = 10 Pride Points
Silver = 5 Merits and a dip in the prize box
Gold = Select a book and a bookmark
Each child your child reads at home, they will also be rewarded with a reading raffle ticket. These raffle tickers will be placed into our special reading boxes! At the end of each half term, tickets will be selected and a book token will be awarded. Keep an eye out to see who is going to be one of the lucky winners!
Head Girl – Chloe
Head Boy – Olly
House Captains will be announced shortly!
We will be sending home spelling sheets and we ask that you support your child whilst they are practising their spellings.
Each week we will focus on a spelling rule and 4 words from our statutory spelling list. In school and at home, the children will practise words associated with this rule using the look, say, cover, write check method. Please check that your child is bringing home their spelling sheet and practising their spellings. There will be no weekly spelling test but there will be a quiz at the end of each half term.
Weekly spellings (week beginning 27.9.21)
Spelling focus: homophones
guessed, guest, heard, herd, led, lead, morning, mourning, past, passed
bargain, bruise, continue, decide
Here is a copy of the spelling homework sheet for this week:
We are currently in the process of resetting all the Teams passwords and then we will be using Microsoft Teams to set any homework tasks. The children will then be able to submit their completed tasks on Teams.
Year 6 Jobs
Throughout the course of Year 6, the children are encouraged to undertake responsibilities around school. This can come in the form of mentoring roles, representative positions and jobs. We aim to rotate job responsibilities every half term so that everyone has the opportunity to experience a job.
In Autumn 1, Year 6 will be having their weekly PE sessions on a Thursday and Friday. Therefore, each child will be required to wear their PE kits for the full day on the day of their PE lesson. This will save PE kits being brought into school. P.E is a statutory subject and all children are required to take part. If your child is suffering from an injury that prevents them from taking part then please contact the school by telephone send us a message on Seesaw. Without either of these, your child will be expected to participate in their PE lesson. Thank you.
Please ensure that if your child requires medication, the school office has been notified and a permission slip has been completed. If your child has an inhaler please ensure that it is in date and that this is passed to the class teacher.
Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon.
Useful Websites and resources for Year 6:
- An excellent resource which provides 5 questions on each focus and instant feedback – https://uk.ixl.com/ela/year-6
- Fun interactive revision http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
GPS Practice tests:
Past SATS Papers:
Maths SATS Revision by topic
Past SAT Papers
SAT style questions
Past SAT Papers