Y6 Info

Welcome to Year 6

This term Year 6 are learning about:
The Stone Age

When will homework be set / due in?

In Term 1 – Your child will have an ongoing task in addition to one piece of weekly homework.

As of Term 2, your child will receive two pieces of homework per week.


Maths homework is set on a Tuesday and handed back to your child’s maths teacher on a Thursday.

Literacy / SPaG

Literacy or SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) homework is set on a Wednesday and is due in on a Friday.

The tasks will vary each week so that we cover a range of curriculum subjects each term. You will be given Maths and Literacy homework books in which to complete the tasks although sometimes, we will provide paper if we would like your learning to be displayed.

We expect all of the children in Year 6 to read regularly at home and to record their independent learning in their new reading records.

Children should also use Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars regularly to boost their mathematical skills.

When will my child need their kit?

PE Kit – Is needed all week as the children will participate in orienteering as well as their weekly PE session.

Games Kit – Friday

What else do I need to know about Year 6?
  • It is essential that your child has a blue handwriting pen each day in school. We strongly recommend that these are purchased from the school office as they are much cheaper than in the shops!
  • Year 6 is the stepping stone to secondary school and therefore we encourage children to become more independent and well organised. We expect children to have the equipment they need each day for learning.

What are the main topics?
  • The Tudors (Drake and Tudor Plymouth)
  • Electricity
  • Islands
  • Our Earth
  • Light
  • The Stone Age
  • Health Education
  • Y6 Production

What trips or visitors will there be during the Autumn term?

  • Bikeability – week beginning 17.9.18
  • Buckland Abbey - October
  • Barbican Visit – Exploring Tudor Plymouth – 10th October
  • Religious Visitors – Talks from Faith Experts - November

Who will support my child's Learning?

Class Teacher: 6C

Mrs Clarke

Class Teacher: 6R

Mrs Rudd

Class Teacher: 6S

Mrs Stoffell

Teaching Assistants:

The teaching assistants supporting Year 6 will be Mrs Arscott, Mrs Tunley and Mrs Piper. There are other adults who work regularly with groups / individuals.

Maths Teacher

Your child will be allocated a maths teacher. This may be different than their class teacher.