Welcome to Year 6
This is a very imporant year for our children. They will draw on all the skills and knowledge they have learnt in previous years. We aim for our children to become mature individuals who can take on more roles and responsibilities around school. In year 6 they have the opportunity to become
prefects and the pupils in the rest of the school vote for a Head Boy
and Head Girl. In Year 6 we also start transition, helping our
children to prepare for secondary school.
For more information about the learning in Year 6, please see our class newsletter or the Curriculum page of our website.
Mr C Higgins
Throughout the year, we will be teaching about Revelation, The Church, Celebration and Life in Christ. We aim to engage and equip our children with the knowledge, understanding, skills and belief to be good citizens within the local and universal community, drawing inspiration from Divine Revelation, including the whole world around them.
Year 6 will be writing a variety of texts throughout the year. They will be producing writing of a wide range of genres.
Vocabulary will continue to be a big focus. We will be learning a variety of new words and their meanings in context, including how to spell them
We encourage a wide variety of reading, both in class and at home. Reading and understanding challenging texts, at speed, is a skill that we will be working hard on. Reading opportunities for the children will include: whole class guided reading, class novel, topic book reading and home reading.
In mathematics, we will be building on the skills taught in previous years.
To become fluent in the four operations we will be practising daily with whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Speed when completing these calculations is vital! To be able to do this, children must be confident with their times tables.
Children are to read their book at home each night (for at least 20 minutes). Once they have read and understood their book they will take a reading quiz in school. Please keep up to date with your child’s reading record online.
Times Table Rockstars
Every child is able to log on to this website from home which is a fun way to help children practise their times tables.
Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Wednesday.
The topics being covered this half term are Tennis, Cricket and Rounders.
Please remember full, clearly- labelled PE kits. No jewellery is allowed.
Mrs C Coe
Our Year 6 Residential is in May (the week after SATs) at Colomendy Activity centre in Mold Denbigshire. This is a fabulous end to the SATS and your time at St Joseph's and we encourage everyone in year 6 to join us for a week of pure fun.
If you need any more information please click the links below.