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

English Lead

Mrs Sarah Bates

Geography Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead

Other supporting adults in Year 6
Mrs Kerry Rhodes

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Charlotte Humphreys

Teaching Assistant

Mr Lewis Treleaven

Teaching Assistant

Key Dates
Spring Term 2023
Wednesday 4th January - Children return to school
Friday 20th January - Year 6 Assembly
Tuesday 7th February - Indoor Rowing session
Friday 10th February - Last day of term
Monday 20th February - Children return to school
Getting to know Year 6
What are Year 6 learning this year?
What are Year 6 learning this term?
PE Days
Indoor PE: Tuesday
Outdoor PE: Thursday
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 at least three 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 12th 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

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