Welcome to the Year 6 class page! 


 What are we studying in the Autumn term? 

This term, we will be finding out about The Victorians in Topic; Electricity in science and comparing places of worship in RE. In English, we will be studying a book called 'The Dragon Machine' and then “Street Child” and we will be exploring lots of genres of writing through this text. In Maths, we will be concentrating on place value and all of the four operations. After half term, we will be focussing on fractions. 
This term, the children will be taught by Mrs Jones on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Mrs Haupt on Thursday and Friday. Mrs McCrum and Mrs Wainwright will support the class throughout the week. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at ahaupt@eynesbury.cambs.sch.uk or ajones@eynesbury.cambs.sch.uk or in person after school if you need to speak to us about anything. 
It would be really helpful if your child brings in a pencil case to the classroom. A reminder that the pencil case should be small enough to fit easily into their drawer and should contain ONLY the following equipment (pens and pencils will be provided by the school at the beginning of each term): 
Black handwriting pens (NO biros please) 
Coloured pencils 
Small ruler 
Your child should be reading a book, as reading is still a developing and important skill to practise in Year 6! Reading books and reading diaries should be in school every day and diaries will be checked by an adult every week. Please ensure you read and discuss your child’s book with them weekly and sign their diary as proof of this. 
As always no jewellery please, except a small pair of studs for pierced ears; no nail varnish and hair tied back if below shoulder length. 
Homework will continue to be given out on a Friday, to be handed in the following Wednesday. Spelling tasks are included in their homework book. It is very important that your child practises their spellings regularly for short bursts during the week, using a variety of methods (please see spelling menu in front of homework books). 
Unfortunately if homework is not completed, children will have to attend homework club, run by Mrs Rouse. Please encourage your child to ask for help before Wednesday if they are unsure about anything. 
We would be grateful if you could sign or initial your child's homework after they have completed it. Please add a note if you have any comments on how they have coped with it/how much help they needed etc. 
Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. This half term, PE will usually be OUTSIDE on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will try to let your child know in advance if this changes. 
Indoor PE kit should be: 
White t-shirt and blue shorts. 
Outdoor PE kit should be: 
White t shirt, navy/black jogging bottoms and jumper, suitable trainers 
Letters from home: 
As the children get older, please support us in encouraging their independence and responsible attitude by ensuring you send any letters or money in with the children, so that they can hand them to us in class to deal with 
5Rs and Housepoints 
5R awards will be given out in a celebration assembly every Friday. What could you do to challenge yourself and achieve one of the awards? 
In addition, this year we will be looking for the pupil with most housepoints in each class to be presented with a certificate in assembly. Will you be the top scorer? 
Above is the White Rose long Term plan for our Year 6 Maths curriculum coverage. This plan will be adapted to fit the pupil's needs. It is therefore a guideline to enable you to support your child at home with their Maths learning.  
Year 6 Homework 
This year pupils will be expected to 
• Complete one piece of English and one piece of maths homework each week. 
• Complete an activity linked to our current topic chosen from the grid provided. 
• Practise one page of spellings linked to that week’s focus. See spelling menu for different ways to practise them. 
• Homework will be set on Fridays and should be handed in by the following Wednesday. 
• Spellings will be tested on Wednesdays. 
• Pupils should continue to read regularly at home (a minimum of three times a week), and parents should sign reading records at least once a week. Parents should check their child’s understanding of by asking questions about the texts your child has chosen to read. If your child would prefer to use Read Theory (they became familiar with this last year) please also sign the home-school communication book to show that this has taken placed. Parents should use the home-school communication book to express any concerns or highlight things well done!  

School Childcare and Clubs 


Why not explore our School Calendar Page for more dates? 
It is Bikeability this week. Children from Years 5, 4 and 3 will be learning road safety skills and how to control their bike on the road. 
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