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Welcome to Year 6

Year 6

Year 6 is a year where we work hard and play hard. We hope your child will discover talents which they didn’t even know they had – from scaling the dizzy heights of the abseil tower at PGL, to caring for a Reception buddy, to being under the spotlights at their end of year production! 

Mrs. Tierney and Mrs. Page are the class teachers and Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Wallis, Mrs. Reece and Mrs. Priestley also work in Y6, alongside Fran Sixsmith who will teach the children music.

We visit PGL for a week-long residential in autumn term and end the year with Enterprise and our Y6 production.

To prepare your child for high school, we set English and maths homework every week and we would expect your child to read at home four times weekly (children who are on readingplus/IDL can also record this as one of the four reading sessions); tables practice is also a must throughout the year (TT Rockstars is brilliant for this). Reading should be logged on your child’s GoRead account.

Spelling has a huge focus in Y6, so lists will be sent home and every last week of the half-term, a random selection from these previously learned word lists will be tested; this is to ensure your child retains spelling patterns learned. Spellingframe.co.uk is a brilliant resource to use at home! Spellings will be sent out via School Gateway App at the beginning of each half term and practised in school.

Homework does increase this year – they will have English and maths each week - but with your support at home and careful time management, the children will be fine and prepared for high school. English will be set Tuesday to Tuesday (10 mins Grammar Hammer; 10 mins CPG SPAG and Reading book); and Maths will be set Wednesday to Wednesday (10 mins CGP book and a skills task.

Useful websites:






https://satstestsonline.co.uk/ (Username - wilfrids33 and password - viking) Click on quick test! 



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