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Bentley Church of England

Primary School

Year 6

Our amazing team in Year 6 are:

Miss Gillick, Class Teacher

Mrs Murphy, LSA

 

Our Summer Term Newsletter can be found by clicking the link at the foot of this page.

Timetable basics 

Days to remember:

Monday and Tuesday - Spellings

Wednesday and Thursday - PE

Friday - Library

Curriculum 

Summer term - World War Two

  • English - Reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and work related to this text; information text about WW2
  • Maths – revision
  • Science – Reversible and irreversible changes
  • DT – Anderson shelter, jam making, a textiles project (TBC – rag rug)
  • History – WW2
  • Art – perspective drawing
  • PE – cricket, rounders, tennis and athletics
  • PSHE – Relationships and changing relationship; transition
  • Music – End of Year production
  • RE – Rites of passage
  • Trips – Calshot, War on the line

Suggested Reading Lists 

The recommended reading list for children in Year 6 is below - simply click on the link! 

Spelling LIsts 

The link below will shows a document which covers guidance and spelling lists for all KS1 and KS2 children.

Homework Expectations 

Homework is handed out on a Friday.

The children are responsible for their homework diaries and planning their time. To build in independence for secondary school.

  • 100 minutes reading challenge – 100 minutes a week minimum and signed by parent (due Fridays)
  • Spellings – weekly spellings rule (often due Tuesdays)
  • Weekly maths task related to class learning - up to about 30 minutes (often due Wednesdays)
  • Some weeks you will get either: GPS, English or Topic work (often due Thursdays)

How you can help

  • Quiet place to complete tasks
  • Encourage good habits – do it straightaway and if stuck they will have time to discuss with me
  • Support but don’t do it!
  • Contact Miss Gillick in event of a problem

Useful Websites

English

A handy website with a grammar glossary to help parents and children understand the grammar we teach in schools –

http://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-literacy-glossary-for-parents

End of Key Stage spelling assessments will test children on spelling rules AND word lists. Below is all years spelling rules and word lists.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

Maths

Useful mathematics website – linked to the curriculum.

http://uk.mathletics.com/