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Year 6

As always, Year 6 is a busy year with lots to do in the run up to SATS.

In mathematics we use ‘Maths No Problem’. This scheme develops and builds upon the children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. Lessons provide children with time to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and subsequently achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.

A wide range of stimulating visual stimuli and engaging texts are used to teach English. Sharing texts including poetry, fiction and non-fiction books which provides rich stimuli for children to develop their own writing styles using their own imagination. Alongside developing their writing skills, pupils will also develop their skills in spelling and grammar.

Reading is taught using a range of texts and stimuli. Books, images and video clips are used with the children to develop a range of skills required as a reader. Discussion, as well as carefully structured questions, allow children to think about why texts are structured in particular ways, how and why writers make specific language choices and to encourage children to use their inference skills to ‘read between the lines’. 

Children are also given time each day to ‘Read and Relax’ where time is spent reading an ‘Accelerated Reading’ book at their level and then quizzing on this book to show their understanding of the text.

  • Sacriston Academy classroom
  • Sacriston Academy classroom
  • Sacriston Academy classroom
  • Sacriston Academy classroom

What their teacher says:

My Year 6 class are hardworking and conscientious and they try hard to produce high standard work. They are determined individuals who are striving to be the best they can. I enjoy teaching as I love seeing children make progress and develop into individuals with their own personalities.
Mrs Parkin

What the children say:

"Year 6 is fun and we learn new things every day." (Josh) "I like the new maths in school because you are independent and learning new things." (Charlie) "I feel safe in school. I am looking forward to Year 6." (Kaitlin)

The summer term

Year 6 have a very busy term ahead as SATs approach. In addition to revising a range of Year 6 skills and concepts, we will be starting our new topic 'Hola Mexico'. In these lessons, we will learn about the culture and climate of Mexico as well as learning about ancient Maya deities.

Following this, we will be learning about the human body, specifically the heart. We will learn about the vital functions of this organ and how to ensure we stay healthy.