Year 6

Year 6 (2016 – 2017)

Welcome to the website page of our current Year 2 class.
Class Teacher : Mrs Donoghue


Curriculum Information Letters

  • Autumn 1 2017

Overview of the Year (2017 – 2018)

The following information was shared by the class teacher at the Parents’ Welcome / Information evening at the beginning of the year.

Staff Team

  • Mrs Donaghue (Class Teacher)
  • Mrs Boardman (Teaching Assistant)
  • Mrs Gray (PPA Teacher)

General Communication

  • please write messages in the Home-School Message book, making sure that your child knows to give it to a member of staff (we do not check every child’s messages book on a daily basis)
  • please ask for a brief conversation after school if needed
  • please ask for an appointment if you need raise concerns or discuss something in some detail

Key Topics during the year

  • Coasts
  • Going, Going, Gone (Rainforests and Conservation)
  • Britain since 1948
  • World War II
  • The Mayans

Class Visits : Our class visits will include:

  • Chester Zoo
  • Stockport Air Raid Shelters
  • Year 6 residential (to be announced)

Guided Reading

  • Some children in class will take part in a guided reading each week for 20-25 minutes.
  • Some children are heard read once a week in addition to guided reading
  • Some children with greater need are heard read two or three times per week

PE Lessons

  • PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays (dance or gymnastics), Wednesday (dance or gymnastics) and Fridays (games)
  • Please make sure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day and taken home on Fridays for washing/returning on Mondays
  • Please make that your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled with their name


  • English and Mathematics homework will be set once each week (30 minutes each)
  • Homework will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
  • Reading on a regular basis every week (reading and library books)
  • Spellings once week (Friday for Friday) to be practised daily
  • Multiplication Tables, including division (up to 12×12)

Homework Advice

  • Try to have a regular routine, perhaps a set day and time each week to complete homework
  • Try not leave completion of homework until the last day
  • Provide a quiet or purposeful space
  • Give help and support as needed

You can help your child by …

  • encouraging them to continue to read for pleasure
  • support completion of their homework
  • practise multiplication and division tables (12×12) on a regular basis
  • practise spellings (using spelling strategies and the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spelling lists)

Other Arrangements

  • Mrs Gray will teach the class during one afternoon per week (while Mrs Donaghue takes her PPA time)

Year 6 Curriculum, Year Group Expectations and Learning Resources

Year 6 National Curriculum Tests

The National Curriculum tests for Year 6 will take place during

  • the week beginning 14th May 2018
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