Year 6


Meet the staff

Class Teacher: Miss L. Whitehead
Teaching Assistant: Mrs K. Hallett

What do we do in Year 6?

Welcome to the Year 6 website, we hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are refreshed and ready for the challenges and exciting year ahead before their transition to high school.

We have started off the year by discussing how interesting but nervous our children’s time in Year 6 will be. They are now the oldest pupils at Westcliff and have therefore realised how great it is that our younger Westcliff children look up to them as role models. We encourage our children to be resilient learners and to be the best they can be. Year 6 is about our children becoming independent and learning to become responsible people.

At the start of the year our children have such an amazing opportunity to visit Winmarleigh, in which they will take part in a number of exhilarating outdoor activities. This will be a superb adventure to start off the year, working as a team, facing tough challenges and building up resilience to succeed. Updates and pictures from the trip will be uploaded to our Class Dojo throughout the week.   

We have designed our curriculum overview to ensure that the Year 6 curriculum is covered throughout the year. Please take a look at the overview below.

Other Useful Information

Handwriting

We are having a big push to encourage our children to join up their handwriting correctly. We practise this regularly in class throughout all subjects.

Reading

Reading regularly at home should still continue this year with frequent questioning and discussion of texts taking place. All reading should be recorded in homework diaries.

Homework

English homework will be given on Thursdays to be completed by the following Thursday. Maths homework will be given on Fridays to be completed the following Friday. Our children should also practise recalling their times tables, in which they should know them confidently. It would also be useful for them to practise telling the time.

Spellings

It is recommended that our Year 6 children should practise the Year 5 and 6 spelling list. We will practise spellings frequently in class and our children are encouraged to use words from the spelling list in their writing.

E Safety

Knowing about E Safety is so important for Year 6 due to their transition to high school. Towards the end of the year, our children will have visitors to talk about the importance of E Safety before their transition to high school. It would be useful to talk to your child at home about staying safe on the internet.

Parents are encouraged to write in homework diaries or to contact Miss Whitehead or Mrs Danyadi-Elliott if you have any queries or questions.

Curriculum

Year 6 Curriculum Overview 1