Welcome to Class 6
Teachers: Mrs Griffin
Assistant: Mrs Morris
Our aim over the year is to have great fun learning in a safe and caring environment and to have high expectations of ourselves. In Class 6 we build on personal responsibility and organisation as key preparation to their future years ahead as they move through the final years of primary education and on towards secondary school.
What is needed when!
Year 6 maths homework
Year 6 Grammar homework
instrument/recorder for music lesson
Year 6 guided reading sheet
- Friday :
swimming things/PE kit
Study guides, once given out, may be used in lessons on any day. Pencil cases may be kept in school in the storage drawers.
By the time our pupils leave class 6 we hope they with be confident young people, who have a love for learning and the personal skills to enable them to be valued members of a team.
We have drawn up our class rules which will help support our aim.
Most mornings Year 6 concentrate on literacy and numeracy, working hard to improve skills, to become more independent as a learner and to prepare for the SATs tests in May. They also try to become more organised ready for their move to secondary school. In the afternoons we cover our IPC topic as well as PE, RE, Spanish and Music.
We start most days with wake and shake followed by work in smaller groups on spellings. Daily work on Maths and Literacy will follow the year group standards set by the national curriculum 2016.
The IPC topics will be the focus of most afternoons covering most Science, History, Geography, Art and DT although cross-curricular writing will also be done during literacy lessons.
This Autumn term’s theme is comparing the UK with Sweden and then Argentina. We will cover the human and physical aspects of Geography whilst also looking at a brief history, traditions foods and a day in the life of a child in each of these countries.
In the Spring Term we will be looking at Ancient Egypt.
In the Summer we will be covering the history of clothing, materials and textiles culminating in a fashion show.
Where possible we will link literacy and maths work to the topic.
Year 6 will also be tackling their SATs tests in May and then will be preparing for secondary school as well as creating an Ash School version of a musical masterpiece. We will also be enjoying five days away on a Year 6 residential where we will try our hand at many outdoor activities, team building activities and lots more.
RE is taught by Mrs Roberts on a Monday afternoon. The focus is on helping the children understand the importance of faith and how this affects the way people choose to live their lives. The topics over the year are: Judaism and aspects of Christianity.
In class 6 we expect the children to spend half an hour a night on homework activities, this should include daily reading which needs to be recorded in the yellow record books,, spellings, tables, some maths tasks, grammar task and guided reading. Every child has a homework diary with details of set tasks which should be signed at the weekend when they have been completed.
We hope that many children will enjoy the wide range of clubs on offer and will support the school in music and sporting activities as their experience and maturity make them excellent role models. The year 6 all have a buddy in Class 1 who they support during their first year at school. They also visit Ash Scallywags for one morning a term as a helper.