Year 6 2022 - 2023

Mrs McDermott

Welcome to the Year 6 home page!

This term our learning will be focused on Invaders and Settlers.  We will be moving on from the work taught in year 3 and 4 on the Stone Age and the Romans and covering the Anglo Saxons in Autumn 1 (who some say were invited to Britain by the Romans in order to help them fight invaders from the North) and The Vikings in the second half term.  Where possible we will make extra curricular links. Our DT this half term is all about the farm to fork process as the reason for Anglo Saxons invading Britin was due to the need for better farm land to grow crops.  Their homeland was prone to flooding and so became a problem for them. We will be focusing on using healthy home grown vegetables to improve recipes in food techology.  If anyone would like to support our learning in this topic and enjoys cooking, I would really appreciate your help so please send me a message.  

In Literacy this term we will be developing our descriptive writing, deepending our understanding of the grammar associated with our writing structure.  We will be reading a variety of books during this half term to engage pupils interest in reading as well as developing their reading skills such as visualsing, predicting, retreiving and inferring information, questionning and summarising.  Please try and make time to listen and engage with your child's reading experience.  Developing good reading habits at this age is priceless and develops a life long learner.  

In maths we are focusing on place value and learning to solve problems with numbers up to ten million.  Remember, if you can teach your child how to chant their times tables, they will become a confident mathemtician who's abilities are endless! I can teach them everything else you need to know so times tables will be the biggest focus for homework this term.  Chant them, quiz them and you always have a range of activities on TT ROCKSTARS to help develop their fluency even further.

Make sure you keep an eye on Dojo as I will be posting important information and updates and sharing photos of our activities from the week. 

This year, not only will we have sports ambassadors in year 6 but I am also selecting a media team, who I believe have some very interesting ideas for how they can transform our website and communicate in a range of different ways so watch out for that.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo or as always my door is always open for anyone who wants to chat face to face.

Mrs McDermott

Here is a wonderful website with book recommendations for all year groups. 

Home learning

Maths home learning will be TT Rockstars and NumBots. Please work on Times tables with your children, they need to work on knowing these inside out recalling tables quickly to problem solve. Consider the inverse operation of division, knowing that 64 divided by 8 = 8. The children will also be set regular tasks on that link to the in-class learning from the week. 

Reading is another home learning you will do weekly. Reading is a fantastic way to learn and to stretch your imagination. In year 6, we work hard to develop our fluency and understanding of text, focussing on active reading where we question, summarise and investigate language. Please continue to read with your child at home and focus on asking them questions about the text they have read.   

Grammar tasks will be assigned on The tasks will link to the learning in-class and they will help inform the objectives that require further practise and teaching. These will be set weekly. 

Year 5/6 Spellings are given to the children each week and they will be tested on a Friday. Please practise these weekly on SpellingShed and consider the spelling patterns and methods to help them remember them for the future. 

If you require any login details and passwords for home learning websites, then please contact me through Class Dojo. 


Year 6 Important Information

MONDAY: Outdoor PE with Anthony - all children must come into school in their school PE kits (DV / red jumper) prepared for all weather. 

TUESDAY: Swimming and squash - all children must come to school in PE kits (DV / red jumper) and bring their swimming kit with them.

WEDNESDAY: Orchestra - instruments


FRIDAY: Children will have Music, RE, and Forest school - all children must bring with them wellies and waterproofs to put on over their uniform.

Change of reading books. 

Spelling test. or task set. 

All homework due in - spelling, Spag and Maths, reading

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Fun, family time,  games, getting outside and reading for pleasure


Things to remember: 

  • School shoes and outdoor shoes must be brought to school everyday. These can be left at school in the shoe boxes. 
  • All children with long hair must wear it tied back. 
  • Children only need to bring the essentials into school every day – lunchbox and water bottle. They will be provided with all equipment. 
  • Children are welcome to bring water bottles into the classroom to be kept on desks.
  • A suitable coat is vital as we will spend time outside every day, for daily miles, playtimes and other outdoor learning opportunities.



These links may help with homework and to support our learning! 



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Dean Valley Community Primary School, Albert Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5HS

School opens at 8:50 am and closes at 3:20 pm