Year 6 2019 - 2020

Mrs Hodgkins

Mrs King


A new term begins!  We hope that you had a great break over the summer break and that lots of exciting things were seen and experienced.  We would like to welcome every child into year 6  - it is a new year with lots of new things to do and learn. We would like every child to understand that we are here to support them in every way and that they must try to communicate any of their worries, no matter how small, as soon as possible.


Throughout the year, please do pop in and see us if you have any queries or questions about anything upcoming, or use the reading diary to write notes to us if you can’t make it in.  We sincerely hope that we can work together with you as parents to help the children in every way.

Topic One - Performance Poetry

The first two weeks will be spent looking at different types of poetry.  The children will gain confidence as they write and perform their own poems in class, for parents and in whole school assembly.  We will then listen to at a selection of poems and children will respond appropriately, learning how to articulate and justify their opinions.  To end the topic we will look at poems containing alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.



Reading remains a main focus for children in year 6 and will be studied in small groups or as a whole class.  Some children will be given a banded book to read at home as chosen by the class teacher, whereas others will bring home a free choice Library Book.  Children may wish to read a book of their own choice from home – which is fine.  

As with every year group in St. John Fisher, home reading is of high priority and of huge importance.  Our expectation is that every child in class will read with an adult at home at least three times per week.  We will continue to check your child’s home/school reading diary each week, to see your comments and to gain an insight into the great discussion that you are having at home about the texts being read.  A ‘home’ read, in our opinion, should be approximately 10 minutes, of which half of the time should be your child reading (aloud or in their head), and then the remaining time should be spent discussing, questioning and evaluating what has been read.  This aspect of your child’s home learning is incredibly important, and your support is greatly appreciate.  At this stage in year 6, an essential part of homework is reading which we expect to continue for at least ten minutes every day.



Each week, on a Monday, the children will receive a list of spellings and multiplication tables to work on.  They will also spend some time focussing on this list whilst in class.  These spellings and multiplication tables will then be tested in class on every Friday.  

Reading, as mentioned, should be the main focus for a child oiutside of school.  Children should attempt to access "BUGCLUB" at least 3 times per week.  Bug Club provides the children with lots of books to enjoy set at their reading level.  It also poses comprehension type questions for the children to answer as they are reading each book.  Children do have login details for this.




Bitesize spelling

Verbs and Adverbs



Old trusty websites:

  • Vocabulary Here is a website which is full of exciting vocabulary. Click on the different links to find adjectives, adverbs, alternative words for said and many more! There is also a link called 'word classes' this will help you to revise what verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are.

  • Maths A range of questions for you to test yourself.

  • Maths Telling the time and times tables games.

  • Sentence games. Here are some sentence games to help you to work on those complex sentences!


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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794