Year 6 is a huge year for children at Mitton Manor. This year children learn to be independent and responsible as they begin their move towards secondary school. They have their SATs but more than that they benefit from an enriched and widespread curriculum. They will learn a great deal about the world around them as well as about themselves and will make great strides in their preparation for the next big step. It is also 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 should be full of fun, laughter and responsibility. They will all receive jobs to ensure that they develop confidence and empathy with others and their surroundings.
Year 6 Staff
Class Teacher: Mrs B Brixey-Budhan
Teaching Assistants: Mrs R. Mills
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
Mrs Brixey-Budhan 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.
Autumn Term 2022 - Who are we?
This term, Year 6 will be learning about evolution. We will be doing lots of science, learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. In English, we are reading Journey to the River Sea. This text will be the basis for our Guided Reading and writing throughout the term. We will be creating artwork looking at animal eyes and in D&T we will be creating dragons that move. In PE, we are working on our football and netball skills. This term, we will be focusing on getting settled into the year group and learning about our new roles and responsibilities.
Spring Term 2022 - Where in the world?
We are learning about the world this term. We will be reading The Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah as our class book. We will be thinking about how it must feel to leave your home country to locate somewhere else and will learn about the Windrush. In Geography, we'll be learning about capital cities as well as learning about settlement and migration. In Music, our lessons will be based around 'Ain't gonna let nobody' which was an important song in the Civil Rights Movement in America. In History, we are learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We will be creating viking art. In PE, we are learning skills in Tag Rugby and Gymnastics. In CPSHE, we will learning about keeping safe and rights and respect. Our science this term is based around light and electricity which links perfectly to our D&T project, where we will be creating steady hand games.
The Spring term is an incredibly busy term in Year 6, preparing for the run up to our end of KS2 SATs in May. We will be concentrating hard on our maths, reading and writing to ensure we have a good understanding of what we cover.