Year 6 2017 - 2018

Miss Hough

Welcome to the Year 6 home page


You can now see our Long Term Curriculum Map under the 'New Curriculum' tab on the Dean Valley home page!

Year 6 is a busy year, we work hard but still continue to have lots of fun.  You may discover just some of these exciting activities here on our class page; however, for regular news feeds about the exciting projects we are currently taking part in please login to the Class Dojo Year 6 class stroy.

Autumn term is very exciting as we are having a history focus to start with. Year 5/6 will be studying the significant event of WWII and the impact it had on Britain. We will also be studying a significant person from this time. Already the children are keen to tell me all their prior knowledge and I have asked them to prepare a small presentation if there is something of interest that they would like to share with the class.

Emma Carroll is our author focus first of all and our class novel ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ will be our stimulus for developing our reading, writing and grammar. The children are already very enthused by this book. We do a lot of reading sessions together as a class as we will be interpreting longer class novels this year and discussing the text in depth. On the first day of term your child was presented with an individual reading book which was linked to the past and war in particular. All homework focuses on their individual reading book. I would like to ask you to continue to inspire and encourage your child to read at home as it is such an important skill which will benefit them so much.

During maths lessons we will be developing and securing our understanding of place value and number, focusing on problem solving challenges for those who are already very secure. I am hoping all the children will be secure and confident in number and calculation by the end of Autumn term.

Games will be taught by Anthony again this year on a Monday afternoon. On Friday afternoons, I will be teaching indoor PE which will be dance this term. There will be a number of opportunities for Year 6 to represent Dean Valley in sport this year and I am looking forward to it as this class in particular are sporty, up for a challenge and committed to achieving their very best!

Homework will be similar to that in Year 5 with the reading journal been the main weekly focus. Each week I will ask them to complete a task based on their reading book or the class novel or both! Expectations of the reading journal are very high. I am looking for excellent and interesting writing which meets the requirements of the task. It can be creative but not without the writing. The task list can be found in the front of their reading journal. I will always provide a success criteria for reading journal homework which the children choose to write down in their books. Homework must be stuck in books. In addition to the reading journal homework, maths homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and due in the following Wednesday.

This is mainly revision homework which corresponds with the work we are doing that week. I focus on this homework with them in lesson on Wednesday and go over any misconceptions. Grammar homework is online. If you do not have a computer or tablet at home, children can always use the library computer or they can complete it at break and lunch times using the school laptops. You will find the individual login details for your child to get onto WWW.SPAG.COM in the front of their reading journals. Every two weeks, I will set a new task which is in the form of a grammar test they will have to complete in their SATS. Children can work through the papers in their own time over a two week period (it is not to be completed as a test). I would like to ask you to allow them to work on these themselves; you can provide direction and maybe do some research together but please don’t give the answer. Once complete, I can assess the various areas of grammar and focus my lessons to address any gaps appropriately. These papers are difficult and initially your children may not know or understand some of the terminology used. Please don’t panic! We have lots to get through and I will make sure they are comfortable and confident with the grammar they need to know by May! Any questions though – don’t hesitate to ask! 

Topics to come:

  • The Titanic
  • North America

  Things to remember

  • Read your book every day to develop your vocabulary and imagination (Read for Meaning) 

  • As you are a year 6, you are expected to change your books regularly and independently in order for your homework to be of a high standard in your reading journals

  • Explore various spelling sounds and patterns

  • Revise your times tables so you know them off by heart and you can recall them at pace.

  • Games this term will be on Monday and Friday afternooon

  • Please ensure your indoor PE kits is kept at school in case we have any hall time and we need to prepare for competitions

  • If you bring a spare football kit into school you will be allowed to play at lunchtimes, but you must be changed and settled for lessons by 1:10pm





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Contact the School

Dean Valley Primary School

Albert Road
SK10 5HS


Tel: 01625 572767
Fax: 01625 574522