Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 is a huge year for children at Mitton Manor Primary School. During Year 6, children learn to be independent and responsible as they begin their move towards senior school. The children have their SATs and benefit from a well-rounded and enriched curriculum. They will learn about the world around them as well as about themselves. Year 6 is sometimes a difficult year with lots of change and some big moments; the Year 6 team work hard with all colleagues to ensure children enjoy a happy and progressive year, which is full of fun, laughter and responsibility. The children receive jobs to ensure they develop confidence and empathy towards others. Finally, they experience their first residential to The Pioneer Centre in May.
Year 6 Staff
Class Teacher: Miss A Gibson
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs R Mills
PPA Cover: Mrs R Mills
Our theme this term is Who Are We?. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing it during Guided Reading sessions:
In English lessons, we will be focusing on the four purposes for writing: writing to inform, writing to persuade, writing to entertain and writing to discuss. In History, we will be exploring the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. In Science, we will be looking at the theory of Evolution. As part of PPA cover, Mrs Mills will be teaching arithmetic practice, CPSHE, MFL and SATs skills. Geography lessons will be focused on locational knowledge. In Art sessions, we will be drawing animal eyes and creating them with clay. During D&T, we will be designing and structuring playgrounds. As part of PE, we will be developing our football and dance skills. In Music sessions, we will be composing pieces of music to represent evolution and performing as part of an ensemble during the Harvest Festival and Christmas concerts. Children will also be taught how to keep safe online in computing lessons. In addition, we will be visiting the Oxford Science Centre for a day based around Evolution on 14th November 2023.
Homework is set on a Friday, through Seesaw, and must be completed by the following Wednesday.
Spellings are tested every Monday. Spelling lists can be found below and your child will be told which words to practise each week through Seesaw. P.E will normally be on a Thursday afternoon but this maybe subject to change depending on weather and extra events. PE kits must be in school all week.
Keeping Informed About Your Child in Year 6
Miss Gibson will make important announcements through the school app or on our online learning platform: Seesaw. Whole school announcements can be found on the school app, website or on the newsletter.