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Year 6

Class Name: Nizrana Farook

Welcome to Year 6!

Teaching Team

  • Miss Bentley
  • Mrs Rigby

Reading

To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year 6’s class author is: Onjali Q. Rauf.

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Year 6:

  • The Final Year by Matt Goodfellow
  • The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf
  • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie
  • Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

PE

PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions.

Our Learning

To find out what we are learning, please click the link below.

Yearly Overview - Long Term Plan

Maths Overview - Long Term Plan

Homework

At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily reading

Please encourage your child to read at least three or five times a week in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records.

Multiplication tables

As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts. Children need to practice at home so they build their fluency and confidence.

Spellings

In KS2, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill each week in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory.

Maths and English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths and English homework will be set each week by their class teacher on SATs Companion.

Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their mini mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

 Class News

To keep up to date with our news, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter

Year 6 Padlet Newsletter

Year 6 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs)

In the summer term of Year 6, all pupils in England take national assessments – known as SATs. They will sit tests in:

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • English reading
  • mathematics

Children’s writing will also be assessed at this time, although this is not via a formal test. Rather children’s writing from across the year will be assessed to see if they have met the end of Year 6 expectations.

The tests themselves will be marked externally but your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment. These tests are designed so that children’s progress from the end of KS1 to KS2 can be monitored and the data will be used by the children’s new high school to help guide them on the children’s current ability. They might highlight areas where children are struggling but also where children are making advanced progress so may need further challenge in high school.

As a school, the children’s emotional well-being is what we have at heart and we strive to ensure that children don’t feel pressured, overwhelmed, or anxious about the SATs year. Instead, we encourage the children to always strive to do their best, be confident in their abilities and take pride in their work.

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