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Welcome to the Saturn class page. We are looking forward to a busy year and we have some really exciting topics ahead. Saturn class are lucky to have our UKS2 teaching assistants working with them supporting their learning. We have lots of enthusiasm and are looking forward to the year ahead. Please feel free to come and talk to Mr Waters-Court if you have any questions.

  • Meet the Team
    Mr Waters-Court Year 6 Class Teacher
    Mrs Gail Clifton UKS2 Teaching Assistant
    Mrs Sarah McNair UKS2 Teaching Assistant
  • Our Class Routines

    PE days

    Outdoor PE – Tuesday afternoon

    Indoor PE – Thursday afternoon

  • Our Curriculum

    Our Year 6 Cornerstones Topics are:

    • Gallery Rebels
    • Hola Mexico!
    • Revolution
    • Frozen Kingdom
    • Pharoahs

    What will my child do in Year 6?

    As in all other year groups, Year 6 follow statutory schemes of learning set out by the government. Children are assessed at the end of the year as to whether they have met the ‘expected’ national standard. At HCP, we strive to make teaching and learning personalised, exciting and creative.

    The curriculum for English in Year 6

    In Year 6, we enjoy a learning about a range of text types through the use of picture, fiction and non-fiction books. We often use short video clips to inspire writing too. Your child’s enjoyment and understanding of language is crucial in supporting their reading and writing and the use of different stimuli encourages children’s fluency as readers, their ability as writers and their comprehension. They will also continue to hone their writing skills through short burst writing and lengthier published pieces.

    Here are some of the books we plan to use this year:

    • The Dot
    • Frida Kahlo
    • Street Child
    • Shackleton's Journey
    • Holes

    By the end of Year 6, children’s reading and writing should be sufficiently fluent for them to manage the general demands of the curriculum in Year 7 across all subjects. They should be able to reflect their understanding of the purpose and audience of their writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar. We will prepare the children for secondary education by making sure they can understand and control sentence structure in their writing.

    In Year 6, children’s confidence, enjoyment, and mastery of language will be extended through public speaking, performance, and debate.

    The curriculum for maths in Year 6

    The main focus of maths teaching in upper Key Stage 2 is to ensure that children extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that children make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.

    At this stage, children should develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems using both written and mental methods of calculation. Year 6 will learn the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems. In geometry, your child will learn to classify shapes with complex properties and will learn the vocabulary they need to describe them.

    By the end of Year 6, children should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long division and multiplication, and in working with fractions, decimals, and percentages. They should be able to read, spell, and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.

  • Celebrating our Learning
  • Our Home Learning

    The expectation for homework in Year 6 will begin with regular use of Times Tables Rockstars to practise times tables. Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so. In addition to practise spellings on Spelling Shed, as spelling and word knowledge are key components in the process of learning to read and write. Spelling Shed makes the acquisition of these key skills fun and engaging for pupils. The game aspect of Spelling Shed ensures children are engaged and eager to practise their spellings regularly. The low-stakes games, quizzes and reward systems ensure that children find spelling fun.

    There is also an expectation that the children read at least four times a week and record their reading in their diaries to be checked every Monday. Later on in the year, the children will receive CGP books for English grammar, punctuation and spelling and mathematics to practise key skills taught within lessons.

  • Parent Zone

    We recommend a number of websites for any extra studies that are completed at home:

    https://nrich.maths.org for a range of mathematical problems to study.

    https://play.edshed.com/en-gb/login for our school’s online spelling practice platform.

    https://www.twinkl.co.uk where a number of free resources can be found, covering the entire curriculum.