Welcome to Year 6 – Y6AF
Miss A Farrell with teaching assistant Mrs J Brown
Miss L Evans is a teaching assistant across both classes this year.
In Year 6, the curriculum is engaging, fun, creative and aspirational. Each term, we focus on a core topic that links to all other curriculum areas. This term, we are learning all about crime and punishment through the ages and our topic question is ‘Who Decides?’ As part of this topic, we visited the York Dungeons where children were immersed into crimes and punishments that took place throughout history and were able to bring these fantastic experiences back into the classroom. Educational visits are central to an engaging curriculum and encourage children’s enthusiasm and passion for learning.
The English curriculum covers a range of text types; children respond, analyse and adapt texts in order to gain a solid understanding of their features. Innovating on known texts enables children to practise their skills before using them creatively and writing independently, in their own style and genre. We regularly read class texts during our book study sessions and discuss themes, characters and motives, to ensure children experience and enjoy rich, high-level texts. Guided reading also takes place on a daily basis and focuses on the core content domains such as inference, retrieval and summarising.
Maths in Year 6 covers a range of concepts such as number, geometry, measure and statistics. We aim to ensure that pupils are fluent in their skills and can also apply their learning through problem solving and mastery. It is important that we ensure maths learning relevant to children, through real life problems, puzzles and scenarios.
Overall in Year 6, we endeavour to follow our school core values to ensure that our experiences in our final year at primary school are the best that they can be.