Year Six is a really important and exciting year for all the children. Throughout the year children will be provided with a wealth of opportunities that are designed to help them develop into responsible, resilient and independent young people ready to make the transition to secondary school. All children will be challenged to fulfill their academic potential, develop their independence and to contribute to the wider school community.
If parents or carers have any questions or queries during the academic year then please do not hesitate to contact the school office and make an appointment to see any of the Year 6 Team.
Year 6 Team
Throughout year 6 children read a variety of books, asking questions and developing understanding of inference and the author’s use of language. They use discussion and role-play to explore characters. They develop editing, proof-reading and peer-review skills. They plan, edit and write a story from a different character’s point of view as well as letters, diary entries and setting descriptions. Across the whole curriculum, children will be provided opportunities to plan, edit and write. We will be focussing upon handwriting and spellings each week and hope that you can help your child learn their spellings.
Year 6 complete daily maths activities designed to improve children’s ability to confidently solve a range of mathematical challenges. Topics include:
Daily Maths – Number
- Place value and ordering numbers
- Counting in powers of 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000, 1000000
- Negative and Positive numbers and using a thermometer
- Addition and Subtraction
- Short and long division and multiplication
- Mental maths strategies
- Times tables as well as the corresponding division facts.
In order to help your child learn their multiplication and division facts, please practice them as often as possible, using their homework.
All children must read at least 10 pages every day at home, record what they have written in their reading diary and if possible talk about what they have read. This will help the children to develop the higher reading skills required for comprehension, deduction and inference. Even if your child is a very fluent reader, it is still important that you take the time to hear them read as they will still come across words and phrases that they do not understand. It is also enjoyable and exciting to talk to someone about the book you are reading.
Children in Year 6 will have P.E sessions each week. For this they will need a labelled Park Brow kit. Sometimes, P.E sessions may be taken outdoors and therefore the children will need suitable outdoor PE Kits. Once kits are in school they can remain until the end of each half term when kits will be sent home to be washed. 6C will have P.E of a Thursday afternoon and 6J will have P.E of a Friday afternoon.
All about Year 6
Year 6 created some wonderful artwork to illustrate their hobbies, interests and skills. It was wonderful getting to know our talented year 6 through their artwork and the children enjoyed expressing their personalities through thoughtful designs.
Year 6, along with the rest of Park Brow, enjoyed Spanish week recently. Spanish week focussed on fun and exciting activities designed to develop children’s understanding of Spanish language sand key words. Activities allowed the children to learn their colours, days of the week and also practice simple dialogue.
Year 6 love to read!
Year 6 enjoyed spending time in the school library reading some of their favourite books. Popular choices included Harry Potter, Demon Dentist and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The children enjoyed discussing the plot of their chosen books and sharing ideas of what might happen next.
Year 6 enjoyed playing a rounding game to sharpen their skills in rounding to the nearest 1000 and 10,000. The aim was to get four counters in a row by rounding their numbers up or down. Everyone enjoyed the exciting game whilst working on their speed and accuracy.
Kian has created some fantastic artwork inspired by online tutorial videos. Kian took inspiration from mechanical drawings and drew his own designs influenced by what he had seen. Well done Kian, you have created some wonderful artwork!
Dance at Kirkby High School
Year 6 had a wonderful morning at Kirkby High School learning an energetic dance to the Greatest Showman. All the children behaved brilliantly and proved to be a talented group of performers. Well done Year 6!