Brambles class

Year 6

Miss Morland, Mrs Malmberg, 

Mrs Wheeler- Osman

Survival of the fittest!

Evolution, Inheritance and Adaptation

This term's curriculum letter is attached here 

Term 3 4 Evolution and Inheritance.pptx

Please see the end of Year 6 expectations:

Parent Leaflet - Year 4.pdf  (this is right but says Y4 for some reason)

SATs week starts May 14th.

Year 6 home-learning expectations are similar to those from last year, with the right hand column of this page always showing the latest updates.

Home-learning expectations:

Reading - All year 6 children are expected to read their own choice of book independently (and regularly to an adult) a minimum of three times each week.  Most children choose to read daily. They should record the pages read in the homework diary and get an adult to sign/vouch for each week.  Housepoints available for completing your reading record as requested.

Copies of 'First News' are available in school to borrow and via First News iHub.  We also encourage membership of the local libraries and use of the school library.

Guided reading, 'Topic', English, Maths - see section on right for weekly expectations. 

Presentation skills - are very important and all home-learning writing should try to be neat and presented well enough to go straight into their curriculum book. Please try to keep the size of projects/research to A3/A4 so they can fit into the child’s book.   Typing instead of writing is fine but please make sure the child does not cut and paste huge chunks of text from the internet – we’d rather see less and make it the child’s own work.  The children will be encouraged to develop their skills in Word and Publisher this year

Organisation - All year 6 children are expected to have their green 'Reading, Spelling and Homework Diary' in class daily.  We recommend they use a document folder to help with organisation as well as a strong pencil case to keep their personal stationary and school issued pens in. Pencil cases can stay in school, or can be brought home-school daily.

PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons - for the winter we will now stay based at school. 

Children should expect timetable changes, extra practise sessions and clubs – so HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY.  Each Monday make sure your have the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead.

This week's home-learning: 20th April

Reading - 2 levels of poetry comprehension available FRIDAY 27TH 

Unit 36 Comparison of poetic forms (Kennings cat, Lark etc)

Unit 26 is harder 'Tarantula and piano' 

OPTIONAL extra playscript comprehension Unit 30 'Wizard of Oz'

ONGOING: Keep reading your personal choice of novel  and make sure you are filling in your reading record in homework diary/record card and getting it signed once a week. First News always an option.

SPAG - Finish the OPTIONAL extra test C, D also E and F there for you now. Available for anyone wanting practice pieces.  USE YOUR SPAG guide book to help you as these are NOT tests just practice.  You also have your glossary of terms.

Spelling - WALK/JOG/RUN Suitcases - start learning the next case and revising any errors.  The Run case has the full KS2 curriculum which you will be tested upon in the SATs test.  Please revise when you get chance.

Next test - to be confirmed.

Spelling Suitcase Year 6 Walk 

Spelling Suitcase Year 6 Jog

Spelling Suitcase Year 6 Run

Maths - Arithmetic Test 24/25 due FRIDAY  27TH - Have it completed and in school for marking.

Keep learning your personal target areas of weakness - for many of you it is securing the long multiplication, long division strategies which are essential for Year 6 success.   Some of you are revising fractions rules.  

Games allocated to you on Active Learn should help.  

Active Learn and Mathletics assigned games - new ones have been added to revise shape - which is a class weakness.  


Work on your Maths Passport targets - we will be updating these and testing in week one when we get back.

Topic - None at the moment.