Year 6

 

Teachers: Miss McCarthy and Miss Craig

Teaching Assistants:  Mr Scofano, Mrs Amey, Mrs Field

 

Spring 2024

Welcome back to another busy, exciting and challenging term at Great Dunmow. This information has been put together to keep all parents and carers fully informed of what their children will experience this term.

 

English

Year 6 will be linking their writing to our book, Steelheart. We will be focusing on choosing tools for effect, accuracy with these tools and ensuring the children understand how to engage a reader. During our English lessons, we will be writing a range of fiction and non-fiction texts including: narratives, newspapers, instructions and discussion. In grammar sessions, the children will be learning about formal and informal language, verb tenses and sentence construction. Each week the children will have spelling sessions to learn a variety of spelling rules and how to apply them in their writing. Additionally, they will have shared reading sessions 3x per week to work on their technique and understanding of what they are reading.

 

 

Maths

 

we will be continuing with fractions, decimals and percentages. They will also carry on learning and applying a variety of arithmetic skills, which will be tested each week. The children will look at a variety of question types and styles to ensure their knowledge is truly embedded. They will end the term by looking at ratio, algebra, area, perimeter and volume. We are lucky enough in Year 6 to be able to continue splitting the year group into four groups for Maths lessons. The groups will be covering the same curriculum objectives and are chosen carefully based on the children's learning styles and needs.

 

 

 

General Information

 

Please make sure that children come to school with all the relevant P.E equipment: shorts, T-shirt and appropriate footwear for indoor sessions and a tracksuit and trainers for outdoor sessions. No jewellery is to be worn at any time during PE sessions and long hair needs to be tied back. Children will not be permitted to borrow kit from other children. 

 

P.E

 

  • days are as follows for both classes:
    • Monday (indoor) 
    • Friday (outdoor)                                          

Please let us know if your child is unable to partake in any PE lesson.

In addition, please ensure your child has a water bottle in class.

 

Homework

 

  • Reading – Children need to be reading regularly at home and additionally having a more advanced text read to them for enjoyment. We may set a comprehension-based task for homework sometimes also. 
  • Maths – Questions based on work completed during the week. If you would like to help your child further at home, please practise their times tables, telling the time with an analogue clock and using money in practical situations. This will be set on SATs Companion.
  • GPS - A mixture of the grammar/punctuation to embed learning from the week. This will be set on SATs Companion.
  • Spelling – Spelling rules/patterns linked to learning from the week. These will be in the format of ‘Spelling Shed’ which is the spelling scheme that is followed throughout the school.

 

Homework will be set on Wednesday and due to be handed in the following Wednesday. Children should complete their work independently as it will all be revision from the week’s work or things previously covered.

 

If they need any support, they should see us before it is due so that we have the opportunity to help them with it. Homework will be set using SATs Companion the majority of the time, occasionally it may be on Google Classroom.

 

The pupils need to ensure that they have their reading book and diary with them in school each day. The class teacher will hear them read at least once every three weeks on a 1:1 basis and the class LSAs will also hear them read regularly.

 

Upcoming Events in Year 6

 

8th January- SATs information talk

 

1st March- Secondary school places allocated

 

18th March- Parent’s evening early

 

20rd March- Parent’s evening late

 

If you have any further questions and wish to speak to us, please do not hesitate to make an appointment through the school office or send us a message on Dojo.

Many thanks,

Miss McCarthy & Miss Craig

 

For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below