Welcome to the Year Six class page. Mr Murfin is our class teacher and Mrs Duckmanton is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Six as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year.
Our topic for the summer term is 'Evolution and Revolution!' This topic will focus on the incredible Civil War in Newark. We will be taking a look around our town and how the Civil War has changed the area. We will be using our atlas skills to locate countries around the world and take a deeper look at latitude, longitude and the equator. In Science, we will be looking at the evolution and adaption of plants and animals before going onto the designing our own adapted animals in Art and Design. The DT topic will then require the children to design and create an automated animal model.
The Year Six children will also be sitting their KS2 SATs tests from Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May. please ensure that the children are not absent from school during this important time.
In Year Six our homework is given out on Monday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of English, Maths or Topic work.
Practising times tables will also help in all areas of your child’s maths work.
We will continue to follow the RWI Get Spelling Programme this year. Spellings from this will be given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied. On alternate weeks the children will receive spellings from the appropriate National Curriculum statuatory word lists.
Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened.
PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday during the Summer term in Year Six. On Tuesdays the children will be outdoors for PE and on Thursdays they will have indoor PE. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate PE kit for these sessions available in school. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, red shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities.
KEY STAGE 2 SATs TESTS 2017