Year 6 Class Page

Welcome to Year 6
Maple and Magnolia
On this page we have information about the curriculum, homework, PE days and useful websites for both parents and children.
Miss E Marriott and Mrs S Bates
Miss Emma Marriott

Year 6 Maple Class Teacher and English Lead

Mrs Sarah Bates

Year 6 Magnolia Class Teacher, Geography Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead

Other supporting adults in Year 6
Mrs Kerry Rhodes

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Debra Stone

Teaching Assistant

Key Dates
Autumn Term 1 and 2 - 2023
Monday 16th - Thursday 19th October - Bikeability Week
Friday 20th October - Last day of Term and PTA Halloween Disco - KS2 - 4:30 - 5:45pm
Monday 30th October - Return from half term break
Tuesday 31st October - Deadline for secondary school applications
Monday 6th November - Parents' Evening
Tuesday 7th November - Parents' Evening
Friday 8th December - Christmas Jumper Day
Monday 11th December - KS2 Carol Service (14:00)
Tuesday 12th December - KS2 Carol Service (14:00)
Wednesday 13th December - KS2 Carol Service (18:00)
Wednesday 13th December - Children's Christmas Lunch
Tuesday 19th December - Term ends
Wednesday 3rd January 2024 - Children return to school
Getting to know Year 6 - 2023
What are Year 6 learning this year?
What are Year 6 learning this term?
PE Days
Outdoor PE: Thursday
Indoor PE : Friday
PE uniform: Navy shorts, white T-shirt, navy or Elburton hoodies.
Homework in Year 6
We expect the children to read aloud to you regularly for 10-15 minutes five times a week in order to:
* develop their fluency
* give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words
* to check their understanding by asking them questions.
We strongly recommend that you read to your child as much as possible preferably a more challenging book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves to. When your child completes a book, they will take a quiz on our Accelerated Reader platform in school to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read. 
During the term, the children will have the opportunity to become a Reading Champion.  They will  be awarded a certificate for every 10 books they read.  On the website, we have listed the top 100 recommended books for Year 5 and 6.
From the 15th September, the children will come home with two homework tasks to be completed by the Friday.  This will consist of an English and a maths task which consolidates the learning that has taken place in school.  These will be self-marked in school.
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week using the Read, Write, Inc Spelling scheme. This term, we will be setting all spellings through Spelling Shed as well as sending a sheet for further practise.
Children can also continue to use TT Rock Stars to consolidate their times table fluency.  
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computerised programme that is designed to improve children’s reading ability and to raise their reading age. 
The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary.

Each child takes an online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD. Children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range. When they have finished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding.  It also enables teachers to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs. Teachers will have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop. 

Children are encouraged to read through an award system linked to Accelerated Reader which monitors the challenge, quizzes as well as number of words children are reading.

 To access a parents guide on the scheme please click on the link below. 

Parents guide to Accelerated Reader 

AR Book Finder

AR link for quizzing in school

SATs Information for Parents
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Useful websites to support learning
E-Safety Advice and Information
The top 100 books for Year 5 and 6