Welcome to Year 6

Teachers: Mrs T. Wright
Teaching Assistant: 

Year 6 is the year group in which the children face the greatest challenges and changes. Not only do the children begin their educational journey when they transfer into secondary school in July, but they all sit their end of KS2 SAT’s. As you can imagine year 6 is particularly focused upon Numeracy, Literacy and Science. However we do study some really enjoyable and engaging topics such as ‘We’ll Meet Again’, which focused upon World War 2.

In year 6 we work towards the end of year tests and build up the children's knowledge, skills and confidence in their ability. We work together as a class to help each other. There are several adults who work with the children in small groups, focusing on their needs, which are identified in assessments.

During the year your child may be invited to attend after school Literacy and Numeracy Booster classes to further target any areas they may need support with.

Children use the methods from ‘Big Maths’ that they are taught in previous classes. Standard written methods are consolidated. Children should now be able to recall quickly any times table fact. Accuracy and speed of times tables are extremely important and should be revised as often as possible. Times tables knowledge in important in underpinning all aspects of mathematical knowledge needed in this class. Therefore we would urge you to encourage your child to practise as often as possible.

In year six we read texts from the Ruth Miskin ‘Literacy and Language’ anthologies which cover a wide range of genres to meet the requirements of the English National Curriculum.

We spend a lot of time working on improving our independent writing skills as well as working on punctuation, grammar and spelling. Improving our reading comprehension skills is also important in year 6. Children participate in Guided Reading Sessions with an adult where various elements of a text are explored.

Spellings are given out each Friday to be tested the following Friday - Please ensure that your child has their Spelling Test book in school every day.

Times tables should be learned at the child's individual stage and are tested weekly in ‘Big Maths Beat That’ sessions and other tests, depending upon which group your child is in.

Homework is given every Friday to be completed and returned to school by Friday of the following week.

Abbey Primary School | Glastonbury Crescent | Mossley Estate | Bloxwich | WS3 2RP
Phone: 01922 710753 | Fax: 01922 404365 | Email: postbox@abbey.walsall.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Mark Gilbert