Welcome to Year 6 !
It's an important year with lots of new experiences as you get ready for the transition to a new High School - but before then we have lots of interesting learning to do together.
This is the curriculum booklet for parents and carers for the Year 6 Spring Term 2024.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mr Jackson (class teacher)
and Mrs Smith (HLTA)
One task in DT this year was to design and create an electronic doodling toy for a child. Year 6 used their knowledge of electrics to attach a motor and counterweight tp a paper cup. This created the movement necessary for the doodler to move across the page and create a doodle. Some children added a switch so that the doodler could be turned on and off more easily. The abstract artwork was so i mpressive that some of it has been framed and hanging on the staff room wall. Check out the pictures below.
Year 6 Day
As part of their study on the life of Victorian children, Year 6 visited Braintree Museum. Here they took part in a series of lessons led by a very strict Victorian teacher. As well as learning to write on slates and adding up pounds, shilling and pence, they learned the countries of the empire and sang the national amthem. They even did P.E. indoors!
It would not be a Victorian school day without some Victorian punishments and this day was no exception. Of course, everybody wanted to try these, especially the dunce cap!
After this Year 6 were treated to a session, handling Victorian artefacts and had to guess the purpose of each one. There were some good educated guesses! Check out the photographs below.
Key Stage 2 SATs Revision Websites
Here are some websites Year 6 pupils might find helpful with KS2 SAT's Revision!
DfE Key Stage 2 Sample Materials
(Please use these as reference materials and to gain an idea of the expectations rather than for testing your children at home, as teachers use these past papers to assess and prepare your children for the SATs)
The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.
These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision.
Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site
Some helpful reading comprehension practise can be completed through this website.
Practise addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere's Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions.
A daily practise to keep those brain cells sharp.
Website specific to telling the time and time based questions.
This website covers all the skills the children need in Year 6. Through timed questions, it challenges the children and addresses misconceptions with clear explanations.