Welcome to Year 6

The class teachers are:-

Mr T Hurd

Class teacher, Wellbeing Lead, Senior Leaders Team, and Science Lead

Mrs S Kidwai

Class Teacher and Faith & Philosophy Lead

The group maths techer is:-

Mrs A Day

Deputy Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Year 6 Maths teacher

The teaching assistants are as follows:-

Miss Z Dandy

Teaching Assistant (TA) and Positive Play Lead

Miss F Ball

Special Needs Assistant (SNA)

Mrs H Langner

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Welcome meeting handouts

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, Britain since the 1930s
  • Geography topics: Rainforests & Mountains
  • Science topics: Forces, evolution and inheritance, electricity, micro-organisms, plants, human body, space, materials.
  • Art Topics: Sewing, movement (T-shirt printing), still life, Clarice Cliff, mountain art
  • Design & Technology Topics & Projects: slippers, hot cross buns, fairground rides.
  • PSHE topics covered include (key areas only): moving schools, prejudice, rights and responsibilities, alcohol, peer group pressure. 
  • SRE (Sex & Relationships education): changes and relationships
  • RE topics: Hinduism, Buddhism, Who is God?
  • Computing includes: (key areas only): Internet safety, Google slides, Google sheets, Google sites (website design) and general use to support curriculum activities. 
  • PE & Games includes: Dance, fitness training, jumping, netball, football, tag rugby, hockey, tennis, rounders, cricket and athletics.

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

Children will normally receive two pieces of homework per week and should spend 40 minutes on each piece, with an additional six topic homeworks per term.

  • English homework will be given on Tuesday for return on Thursday which includes a Spelling Shed task.
  • Maths homework will be given on Wednesday for return on Friday.
  • Topic homework will be set six times per term.

Homework needs to be recorded by the child in their homework diaries and signed by a parent or carer and handed in on Monday morning. 

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:-

  • “Goodnight Mr. Tom” by Michelle Magorian
  • “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo
  • "The Unforgotten Coat" by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
  • “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare
  • "Windrush Child" by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • "Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes 

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. In Year 6 we have the following exciting visits and trips planned and hopefully will not be effected by Covid-19 restrictions:

  • 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 get stuck into a week of outdoor adventure at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight which is a great team building residential trip. 
  • 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 Mr Hurd at THurd@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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