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Welcome to Year 6.

October 2023  Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Laches Wood Residential and SATs meeting. CLICK HERE for the information we shared.

In Maths, we will start the term by focusing on the important topic of place value, which includes areas such as rounding numbers, before moving onto the arithmetic topics as we head towards Christmas.

In English, there will be a great emphasis this term on getting the children to start their sentences in various ways. We have some lovely texts in Year 6 to help us accomplish this, including Letters from the Lighthouse, which we will use in September.

We focus a lot on the teaching of Reading in Year 6, so that the children’s reading is as good as it can be before Secondary School. The children will be read to regularly both individually and in guided reading groups. We will also have a Whole Class Reading session once a week. In year 6, we will expect children to be reading regularly at home and completing journal activities to a high standard after each book.

In our topic lessons, we will begin with the theme ‘A World of Bright Ideas’ a unit which focuses on the creative process of invention and design, with a main focus on history and design technology. Pupils will look at important inventions over time, before moving on to learning about more current issues such as patenting and copyright. They will have the opportunity to actively engage in the design and make process, looking at the steps involved from generating a concept to producing a commercially viable product.

Our PE sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days. We will also be having swimming sessions this term on Friday afternoons so please ensure children bring their swimming kit as they did in year 5.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Gormley (Class Teacher)                          Mrs Guest (Teaching Assistant)

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