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
Summer Term 2024
Monday 15th April - Children return to school
Sunday 28th April - Half Marathon Challenge - Plymouth Hoe
Monday 6th May - May Bank Holiday
Monday 13th May - Thursday 16th May - Year 6 SATs Week
Friday 24th May - Last day of term
Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half Term
Monday 3rd June - Children back to school
Tuesday 4th June - Tempest class photos
Wednesday 12th June - Year 6 Mount Batten Activity Day 1 
Thursday 13th June - Year 6 Mount Batten Activity Day 2
Monday 24th June - KS2 Sports Day (Morning) EYFS/KS1 (Afternoon)
Tuesday 25th June - Tri-golf workshop
Wednesday 26th June - Reserve Sports Day
Friday 28th June - PTA Summer Fair
Wednesday 3rd July and / or Thursday 4th July - Secondary Transition Days
Thursday 11th July - Art Exhibition
Friday 12th July - PTA Summer Disco
Friday 12th July - Children's school reports and SATs results go home today
Monday 15th July - Inflatable Day
Tuesday 16th July - Leavers' Assembly to the school (9:30am) and to parents    (2pm)
Thursday 18th July - Year 6 Oscars Evening (5 - 7pm)
Friday 19th July - Last Day of Term
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 Monday 8th January, the children will come home with two homework tasks to be completed by the following Monday.  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. We will continue to test the children on the Friday.
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