Welcome to the year 6 class page.
Please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any questions.
Meet the Staff
In year 6, we are following the new curriculum, which you can find here. We are currently using the White Rose Hub approach to maths. You can find out maths LTP here. You can find our White Rose Hub scheme here.
The maths curriculum falls into four categories: number, measures, geometry and statistics. We also provide opportunities for children to apply their maths skills in a range of ways across the curriculum. In year 6, children are taught to use the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can find examples of these methods here.
In literacy, we are using the Talk for Writing approach. You can find out more about Talk 4 Writing here. By following this structure, children are given opportunities to read, adapt, write and edit a range of fiction and non-fiction texts using a three step approach of imitate, innovate and invent. All children’s written work is linked through a text that we are reading in class. In the Autumn term we looked at Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In Guided Reading we have enjoyed The Tear Thief, and Street Child by Berlie Doherty.
This term, we will be reading A Series of Unfortunate Events. Through reading these texts children will produce a range of writing including: stories, descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports, letters, invitations and instructions.
All our work is linked through a topic theme.These sessions cover history, geography, art and DT as well as offering chances to apply literacy, numeracy and PSHCE skills and plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening. In the Autumn term, we were studying the Victorians, building on work children completed during year 4. We learnt about the Industrial Revolution and visited the Thackray Medical Museum.
In the Spring Term, our topic is What is Under our Feet? We shall be learning about rivers, mountains and volcanoes and comparing natural and manmade wonders in addition to studying city landscapes.