Welcome to Year 6!
Elder and Oak Class
Our Team Exciting news
Mr Brailey Mrs Shaw
Elder Class Teacher Oak Class Teacher
Mrs Beanland Mrs Stump
Year 6 Teaching Assistant Year 6 Teaching Assistant
Christmas Service at Church
During December Year 6 designed and performed their own Christmas performance. As part of this they made their own christingles and also raised £100 for the local food bank.
Living In Brazil
To introduce our new concepts, this term we held an engage day where the children learnt about what life is like in the Favelas of Brazil.
We visited Ashworth Barracks to learn all about life in the Armed Forces and about the Victoria Cross. It was interesting being able to handle some of the artefacts and discover what they were used for.
At Wath Central, our curriculum is underpinned by a variety of concepts that link to the wider world and making an
impact in today's world. Year 6 have been looking at the concepts of sustainability, common good and the media. An
overview of our current project, ‘How is the Earth’s health critical to our future?' and information about the wider curriculum
can be accessed here.
In Year 6, your child will be involved in a variety of different reading activities. We have four reading sessions a week,
alongside our in-school library visit which takes place throughout the term. Using a novel of study, we link our writing
activities to reading and include a focus reading week at the end of each writing unit. As a school, we encourage children to read at home at least four times a week. To encourage reading at home, we reward dojo points and children are entered into a termly reading raffle to receive a prize for their hard work at home.
Children receive high quality English teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning
journey. To coincide with the teaching of reading, we have a text at the core of our English lessons. We then use the text
as a stimulus to produce interesting compositions and develop our writing skills through focussed SPAG (Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar) sessions. Our texts will link to one of our concepts each term to encourage further links to our
projects. We also have discrete spelling sessions to study spelling rules appropriate for our age and study vocabulary
through discrete vocabulary lessons.
Children receive high quality Mathematics teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning journey. Using advice provided by the Maths Hub White Rose scheme, children are encouraged to learn new skills, apply concrete understanding to problems and justify ideas through reasoning sessions. In addition to our daily Maths lessons, we also have Maths Meetings to develop the retention of key skills. These take place discretely and focus on fun, engaging activities to revisit prior learning.
End of KS2 SATs
During the May of Year 6, all children are required to carry out Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) in Reading,
Mathematics and GPaS (Grammar, Punctiation and Spelling.) On occasion schools will also be randomly selected to
carry out SAT’s in Science. Children will be supported, both in the run up to the assessment and during the
assessments by our Year 6 team, in order to enable them to fulfil their full potential. Children’s writing will also be
assessed against National Standards during the course of Year 6. More information on the KS2 SATs and how to
support your child can be found here.
P.E. sessions - Our current P.E. days are Monday and Tuesday. We recommend that your child has their P.E. kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions, including if some sessions have to be rearranged due to unforeseen circumstances.
Homework - Reading cards and spellings are checked weekly on a Friday. Homework projects and the date they need to be handed in are provided on the project overview that you can access above. All children will be able to celebrate their project with the class and discuss the production of their homework.
Keeping in Contact - At Wath Central, we share our achievements on various platforms. For day-to-day communication, we use ClassDojo where we share what we get up to during the day and communicate with parents about upcoming events. We also use our twitter (@wathcentral) to celebrate recent successes from our year group. Finally, keep checking here for highlights and recent happenings within our classrooms.
Helping at Home - Can you support your child's learning at home? Visit our 'Useful Links' page to support your child with online learning.