“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”
Year 6 is an exciting and rewarding year with MANY things to look forward to, including trips linked to our thematic study, a residential visit to Robinwood in July, the Enterprise project, Bikeability and an end of year production! Year 6 is definitely a year to remember!
This year, as always at Seymour Park Community Primary School, we will work incredibly hard to achieve the best we can. Determination, perseverance, and a Growth Mindset will be at the center of every learning task that we do - not to mention having lots of FUN!
Miss Baskeyfield, Mr. Holstein, and Mrs. Spencer-Davies are here to guide you through your learning journey in year 6 and our teaching assistants in Y6 are Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Warren. We are all here to help you to achieve the absolute best that you can and to make sure that you are as happy as possible throughout the course of the year.
We hope you enjoy looking at all of the fun and exciting activities that you will undertake as part of your learning journey at Seymour Park Community Primary School. We very much hope that your last year at our amazing school will be a fun and exciting one!
As part of your time in year 6 you will undertake a wide range of exciting learning opportunities including the following:
During the Summer term, pupils will undertake a fun and exciting business project called Enterprise. This is a real-life skills program built around the premise of children starting their own business, working in teams to create a business idea, making their product and marketing it, and finishing with an exciting Summer Fair to which other year groups, families, relatives, and the local community will be invited.
World War 2
For the Spring term, we undertake a History learning topic based on World War 2. We learn about all aspects of life in WW2 including drama, visits from a local man who lived in Old Trafford during the war, and a fantastic visit to the Stockport Air-Raid Museum. This is definitely a favourite of many past years 6 pupils!
During the Autumn term, we will undertake a study of South America including aspects of both physical and human geography. We will learn about the main mountain range and river in South America as well as studying the climate and all aspects of tourism and trade.
A Historical Study of Local People
Did you know how many famous historians originated from our local area? Well, you will find out all about them in our exciting Summer History topic. We will learn about amazing people including Emmeline Pankhurst, Alan Turing, and LS Lowry.
Please see our year 6 curriculum overview to see the full range of learning opportunities that will be available during your time in year 6 - we look forward to the learning journey that we will undertake together this year!
In year 6, we complete our home-learning within Google Classroom. Each week, you will receive an English task and a maths activity. In addition, you will be given ten spelling to learn for a quiz each Friday morning. Your class teacher will set your home-learning tasks every Thursday and it will need to be completed by the following Thursday.
You will need to wear your PE kit to come to school on your PE day. The PE days for the classes are outlined below:
READING FOR PLEASURE
We encourage all children in year 6 to develop a love of books and reading is one of our top priorities. Our children will visit our school library each week once it has re-opened post-Covid and we have daily reading for pleasure time in class. Your class teacher will also read a range of exciting and engaging stories to you throughout the year. Y6 pupils work hard to become Seymour Park Reading Champions by reading a wide range of different books.
If you are looking for suggestions of books to read in Year 6, follow this link to find some great suggestions!
SATS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Towards the end of year 6, in May, the children will complete their End of Key Stage 2 Assessments (commonly known as SATs).
Please have a look at the video and document below. They provide information about the purpose of the tests, how parents can best support their children, and how results will be reported.
Year 6 Helpful learning websites
Y6 website learning links
Spelling game - https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Practise all of the year 5 and 6 spellings. Can you improve your knowledge of the spelling rules?
A link to lots of brilliant games to practise your spelling, punctuation and grammar!
This website includes loads of fun and exciting ways to practise your punctuation skills. Have a go and have fun!
https://readtheory.org/ - create a FREE account here and take an assessment that will create a personalised pack of reading comprehensions for you
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=# some free ebooks for 9-11 year olds here.
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/ebk/eBooks.html and more reading ebooks here too
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn BBC bitesize have some super writing hooks that can be used at home
https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html use the clips in Literacy shed to stimulate great writing - watch the clip and retell the story, or carry the story on, or write a setting or character description
https://ttrockstars.com/ using their individual username and password, pupils can practise, learn, challenge their classmates and assess their times tables.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 has a super range of games, lessons and resources.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has a wide range of free to play Maths games.
https://mathsframe.co.uk/ Mathsframe has a great range of free to play Maths games.
https://www.teachwire.net/news/maths-games-ks2 follow this link to find out and play the 9 best free and interactive Maths games for 7-11 year olds.
https://www.prodigygame.com/ is a brilliant game (free to use option) with a broad range of age-related Maths content.
Fun clips to watch and games to play on BBC Bitesize
Oak Learning Academy has fantastic lessons, with videos and interactive quizzes
Science Bob has lots of fun experiments that can be done at home