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Year 6 

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Welcome

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

Welcome to Year 6 Slides 2021

This is an important year for your child as we aim to develop their confidence, resilience and independence so they feel ready to move on to secondary school. Of course, we do have a few tests (Wandsworth tests and the SATs) but the year is so much more than that: we want to instil inquisition, creativity and a love of learning which all children can take with them into their new schools. We encourage children to realise that there’s a purpose to their learning and that they can use their skills to make a difference in this world.

The Year 6 Team

6LK – Miss Lewis, 6H – Mrs Hitch, 6F – Miss French

 Mrs Hayden, Mrs Millett and Miss Saunders also work with us throughout the week.

What we are learning this term

See our Autumn 1 Curriculum Map here. 

Year 6 is your child’s final year at primary school and we want them to really thrive so that they are ready for their new schools. Children will learn how to develop their author’s voice through writing different narratives (such as first person, suspense and scary stories) and will strengthen their formal and informal writing in non-fiction pieces too. We use high quality texts as stimulus for writing (including novels, picture books and film) to help develop vocabulary and sentence structure. Children will become fluent in addition and subtraction of larger numbers as well as long multiplication and division.

How you can help at home

  • Daily reading for a minimum of 20 minutes is an expectation in Year 6. Children need to bring their reading record and book into school every day. It is still really important to listen to your child read at least 3 x a week - please record any reading at home in your child’s reading diary.
  • Visit Mathletics: http://uk.mathletics.com Children have their own log-ins for Mathletics where they will be set weekly tasks to complete.
  • In order to complete mental and written calculations quickly and confidently, children should already be fluent in their times tables (1 - 12) by the time they reach Year 6. Please support your child with this to ensure they feel ready.

Other useful websites:

What we have been up to

Click here to see some of our previous learning in year 6.

History Videos: 6LG History video, 6H History video, 6F History video

Important Dates

  • Wandsworth Tests - Thursday 23rd September 2021

  • JCA Condover Hall residential trip - Monday 27th September - Friday 1st October 2021

  • Secondary School application deadline - 31st October 2021

  • KS2 SATs week - Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May 2022