Welcome to Year 6

The class teachers are:-

Mrs S Kidwai

Class Teacher and Faith & Philosophy Lead

Mrs P Crabb

Class teacher, Senior Leadership Team & English (writing)

The group maths teacher is:-

Mrs A Day

Deputy Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Year 6 Maths teacher

The support assistants include the following:-

Miss L Grover

Teaching Support

Mrs H Langner

Higher Level Teaching Support

Miss S Sonnex

Teaching Support

Mrs W Baxter

Teaching Support

Miss Z Dandy

Teaching Support and Positive Play Lead

Welcome meeting

The Year 6 welcome meeting was held on Thursday 15th September 3.30-4.30pm. Please find attached the Power Point presentation for those unable to attend.

Year 6 Welcome meeting

Topics and Curriculum

You will find the weekly timetable in your child’s diary.   Year 6 covers some exciting topics such as:-

  • History topics: Ancient Greece
  • Geography topics: Rainforests
  • Science topics: Forces, materials and science investigation skills
  • Art and Design & Technology Topics: Perspective art, fabric badges, still life and slippers
  • PSHE topics - rules, respect and feelings, targets and goals, prejudice, independence and responsibility, decision making and thinking of others.
  • Faith and Philosophy topics: How do people perceive God and the gospels (Christmas story)
  • Computing includes: Google sheets, safe use of the internet, and researching skills using internet.
  • PE & Games includes: netball, football, educational gym and dance.

For more specific information on what the Year 6 pupils will be studying this term see the curriculum maps below.

Year 6 Curriculum maps

If you wish to find out more about the National Curriculum then you can click here.

Homework

Homework always follows on from a lesson in class.

  • On Monday we set weekly English homework on Spelling Shed and a  short grammar activity.
  • On Wednesday we set weekly Maths homework on Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and written.
  • On Thursday or Friday six times per term we set topic homework which involves research and a presentation.

In preparation for transition to senior school, we expect children to record their homework and reading themselves in their homework diaries. Please can you ensure you have checked and signed them for Monday. We want the children to get into an independent routine with this.

Reading

We ask children to read at least three times per week. Please discuss the children’s books with them - characters, plot, predictions, and motivations of characters. There are no reading books in Year 6; children should record their reading in their homework diary in preparation for Secondary school and must be handed in every Monday morning.    

We ask you to avoid reading at home the books we study in class which are:-

  • "The Explorer" by Katherine Rundell
  • "Macbeth" by Shakespeare
  • "Rose Blanche" picture book
  • "The Unforgotten Coat" by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • "Windrush Child" by Benjamin Zephaniah.

Maths

It would help at home if your child regularly does Mathletics.  For more information about how we teach maths go to the Maths link by clicking here.

Visits and trips

To help broaden the children’s learning, enjoyment and understanding of their topics, we offer a range of visits and trips. 

  • For a week during the Autumn, most children take part in National Standard Level 2 Cycling Course. Surrey County Council Bikeability instructors help groups of eight to ten pupils develop road cycling and safety skills through explanation, demonstration and practical exercises on local roads avoiding main roads.
  • The children will attend a workshop which will bring to life the text of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. 
  • Then this Summer Year 6 will be going to Boulogne-sur-Mer in France.
  • The children take part in a Junior Citizenship event at Epsom Downs.
  • To help with their faith and philosophy curriculm we have visits from Prayers at Wallace Fields (PAW) and a Hindu visitor.

More information about all these trips and visits and any costs will be sent out nearer the time.

Personal growth

Your child is now top of the Upper school and children are encouraged to organise themselves, increasingly do independent research and take on extra responsibilities in preparation for Secondary School. For more information on the prefects and other responsibilities by clicking here.

School Production

During Year 6 the children also get involved in a School Production which is a great way to build their self-confidence and bond as a team;  everyone even has a role whether on stage, singing, dancing or back stage.

Any questions or concerns

 Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Mrs Kidwai at SKidwai@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk and Mrs Crabb at PCrabb@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk If it is an urgent matter, please speak to someone in the office and they will be able to help you.

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