Year 6 – Oak



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Year 6 Curriculum Information

Miss Mitchell is the teacher in year 6, Mrs Cook is our TA. Mrs Chamberlain has the class on Wednesday afternoons and every two weeks she will also be teaching in the morning. 

This project teaches children about Africa past and present, with a particular focus on Benin. It traces the development of the slave trade and explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

A topic web will be sent home next week with more detail about what is to be taught in each subject. 

Please support your child’s learning with: 

Home Learning – 

Your child will receive maths and SPAG to complete every week, alongside the expectation of daily reading. Every term, a list of topic based homework will be sent home that children can complete throughout the term to enrich their learning in other areas of the curriculum. 

  • Homework will be given to the children on a Monday and is due the following Monday
  • Tasks are always written in homework books and there will be reminders on Class Dojo
  • Extra homework is available for those children who request it

Reading – Children should bring their reading records into school every day. Your child’s chosen Accelerated Reader (library) book should be read every day, either independently or shared with an adult. I encourage reading out loud to an adult at home as much as possible though I appreciate this isn’t possible every day. Children are responsible for recording the book and pages read in their school diary, however reading will only be counted if signed off by an adult at home. Children will have their reading records checked every Friday.

Maths – Whilst online maths homework will not be set every week, children are encouraged to log in to TTRS and Freckle regularly to help with revision and gain points! 

Any real- life experience with counting, telling the time, reading data, measuring or handling money is of great value to your child to see maths being used in context. Crucially however, it is a secure understanding and quick recall of their times table and related division facts which is of most value and will help unlock other areas of mathematics that they find tricky.

Just a few reminders:

PE PE is on a Monday and Friday. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits (white T-shirt and black shorts/joggers) .  As the weather becomes colder, ensure children have their school jumper to wear over the top and black or green trousers/leggings instead of shorts.

Earrings need to be removed or covered with tape during PE lessons. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings, please provide some microporous tape to cover them. 

Water Bottles

In order to help your child to stay hydrated and ready to learn, please make sure that they bring a named water bottle to school with them everyday. We kindly ask that bottles are filled with water only.

Pencil Cases

There is no need for your child to bring in any additional stationery. We have everything that they will need to complete their learning in the classroom. 

Show and Tell

If your child has recently achieved something, made something at home or has something that relates to our current learning, please encourage them to come into school and talk about it. We will always do our best to make time to foster the links between home and school based learning. 


Mrs Cook and Mrs Whiffin will be running maths and reading interventions on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. These sessions will aim to build confidence, fill gaps in learning and teach test technique. You will be messaged via Class Dojo if your child is taking part in any of these activities. 

If you have any concerns or queries about information included in this letter or any other matter relating to your child’s education, please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school or contact Miss Mitchell on Class Dojo

Many thanks,
Miss Mitchell and Mrs Cook