Year 6


Welcome to Year 6

The class teachers are:-

Mr T Hurd

Yr 6 Teacher, Science Leader

Mrs J Clayton

Yr 6 Teacher, English and Bright Sparks Leader

Mrs Day also teaches in Year 6 and Teaching Assistants include: Mrs Lyon, Mrs Baxter, Mrs Salem, Mrs Joubert and Mrs Michael.

Welcome meeting handouts

Topics and Curriculum

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

  • History: Ancient Greece and Britain since the 1930’s
  • Geography: rainforests and Mountains
  • Science: Forces, evolution and inheritance, electricity, revision: light and sound, plants, human body, space.
  • Art: Fabric badges, people in action, still life, Clarice Cliff, Picasso
  • Design & Technology: Slippers, bread, fairground rides.
  • PSHE topics: moving schools, government, rights and responsibilities, changes
  • Sex & Relationship Education: changes
  • RE: Hinduism, Buddhism, Who is God?
  • Computing includes: Apps
  • PE & Games includes: dance, circuit training, jumping, netball, football, tag rugby, hockey, tennis, and athletics.

For more specific information on what the Year 6 pupils will be studying this term click here.

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 four pieces of homework per week and should spend 45 minutes on each piece.

  • English homework will be given on Tuesday for return on Wednesday
  • Maths homework will be given on Wednesday for return on Thursday
  • Science homework will be given on Thursday for return on Monday
  • Topic homework will be given on Friday for return on Monday

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. If homework is not completed on time children will go to the Work room until work is handed in but will be asked to do the homework at home.

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 records 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.  They will be asked to go to the Work Room if this is not handed in our completed.

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
  • "King Kong"
  • “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare

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.

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:

  • As part of our Religious Education programme we visit the Hindu Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Wimbledon.
  • They spend a week in Ambleteuse in France where the build independence and get immersed in French culture.
  • 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 take part in an interactive workshop will provide a fun learning experience bringing to life the text of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. 

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

Here is a powerpoint presentation on the French residential trip.

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 see the section in "Our School".

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; where everyone even has a role whether on stage, singing, dancing or back stage.

Any questions or concerns

If you need a quick couple of minutes to speak to your child’s teacher then please pop your head around the classroom door at pick up but if you need longer than that then please make an appointment through the office or by email.  Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Mrs Clayton at JClayton@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.