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Class 6 - Mrs Armstrong (Dragonflies)

Welcome to Class 6!


Welcome to the Class 6 home page. Here you will find all of the information you need to know about Class 6.


Mrs Armstrong is the class teacher supported by Mrs Watts and Mrs Pritchard.


Happy New Year! Our Spring term's learning journey is called 'Do our choices really matter?' In the first half of this term, we will focus on the Great Plague of 1666 and how it affected the village of Eyam. This will include a focus on the choices of the inhabitants and how their decisions impacted on the lives of others. In the second half term, we will be learning all about the Geography of Eyam and understanding why people settled there originally and how the land uses have changed over time. All of this half term's learning will be displayed in an 'Eyam Exhibition' held in the KS2 hall on Wednesday 1st April- we hope you can join us then!


For the first term, our learning journey is a study of the novel 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan alongside a geography focus on South America.  We will be trying to answer the big question of 'What is the difference between living and surviving?'



As you know, Y6 is the year that the children take their end of KS2 assessments (SATs) in May. To support your child in their preparation for these assessments, homework will be set to consolidate and further practise classroom learning. Alongside reading daily, the children will be given Maths homework every Friday to return the following Thursday.


Things you can do at home to support your child:

-Practise the times tables using TTRockstars (this develops the rapid recall required to support their calculating skill) 

-Practise the spelling rules taught using Spelling Shed. Key spellings will also be placed inside your child's reading record (half termly). These are the statutory spellings for the National Curriculum. 

-Read daily, either listening to your child read or discussing what they have read independently.


The children will have the opportunity to choose books from our 'Recommended Reads' to promote reading for pleasure. These books can be enjoyed by the children independently or shared with an adult.


Reading Champions

This year, we are continuing to aim to achieve all of the reading badges on our Reading Champions chart. In order to achieve the badges and become a Reading Champion, reading record books need to be signed by an adult and brought in to school regularly (ideally every day).  



In Y6, our children are given the opportunity to become prefects and, for the lucky chosen ones, Head Boy and Head Girl. To earn a prefect badge, the children must be good role models for the younger children in school and always give 100% effort to their learning. At the end of every week, if they have been good role models, both inside school and in the playground, and applied themselves to their learning, they will receive a prefect star. Additional prefect stars will be awarded every time a Reading Champion badge is achieved. After they have achieved 8 prefect stars, the children can apply to become a prefect and receive their prefect badge. The children are also asked to take on additional responsibilities in school e.g. playground leaders, reading with KS1 children etc.



Our P.E. days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school on these days. 


Below you will find links to the long term plan for the year and the half termly overview plans.


If you have any questions or concerns about your child or their learning, please do not hesitate to come and see me.


We are looking forward to a fun-filled, exciting year!


K. Armstrong smiley