Year 6 Curriculum Overviews

Welcome to Horowitz Class

In Year 6, we thoroughly enjoy preparing our oldest pupils of the school for the world that is awaiting them once they leave us here at Braunston. Their final year here focuses on 'pulling together' all the amazing qualities, talents and knowledge that they have gained on their journey of experiences throughout their time here. There are many opportunities for all their individualities to be celebrated, nurtured and encouraged as they are prepared for secondary school, both in their learning and personal development. Year 6 is full of hard work, challenges and fun!

There are many opportunities for Horowitz to shine as role models in school: house captains, house vice-captains, committee members, monitors and in their daily conduct. Their contributions to the school are valued and this is recognised by the staff and other children.

Staff
Mrs Marenghi-Smith and Mrs Goodridge are the class teachers; the year 6 team is supported by Mrs Pateman, Mrs Maxwell and Mrs Phipps. Please feel free to contact any of us with queries; we enjoy working in partnership with parents and carers and our amazing pupils for the best outcomes for your children. 

Curriculum
We are lucky to teach a wide range of exciting topics in Horowtiz Class and more details about these are in the long term map document for a brief overview of the year. For more detail each term, our topic webs show the learning in specific subjects. Our 'Crime and Punishment' topic is a firm favourite in class-is it all the gory details?!

Reading
Reading unlocks so many doors for children and adults which is why it is so important that your children leave us as confident and competent readers, who have a love of books and all they offer. Although your child may have been reading independently for a while, we really value them reading daily to an adult at home, regardless of their ability. This valuable time can be an opportunity to tackle new words, discuss new word meanings, and enjoy discussing new texts together. We love hearing your children read in school which takes place daily/weekly/fortnightly depending on the needs of your child. We write comments in their reading record, and enjoy seeing your comments too.

Spellings
Each week we use SpellingShed to set games for your child to practise spelling patterns and rules that have been taught in school. Your child will have informal tests in school to apply over their knowledge of that week as well as visit previous spelling teaching. This encourages them to learn and practise these patterns for long-term understanding and retain this vital knowledge. They can revisit previously set games too on SpellingShed. We are striving for children to become confident spellers who apply their knowledge in to all areas of writing.

Mathematics and GPS Homework
Times table challenges, that are suited to your child, are completed on a Friday; therefore, they should be practising regularly to help improve their recall speed - this really helps them with so many areas in maths. We also be send out maths and GPS homework every week via Google Classroom that are questions based around the previous teaching; this homework gives you and your child an opportunity to practise and share the strategies that they are learning within school.

Learning Log
Details about learning log homework are sent out each term with activities linked to the topic focus of that term; these never fail to amaze us as the creativity often shines through.

Trips, Visitors and Residential
In Horowitz Class we enjoy a visit from the magistrates and a Viking (when they are allowed in!). We also enjoy a visit to a Mosque as part of our RE work. In the summer term, we take part in a project with the Pocket Park Committee to enter in the Gallie Project Prize competition, which sees us working closely with villagers. There have been some incredible entries in to this competition-even in lockdown! One of the many highlights of our year is a residential visit, where we complete the year as a team, taking part in bushcraft activities and live 'off-grid' for a few days.

Daily Organisation
The children need to bring a water bottle into school every day; this should be filled with water only. Even during the colder months, it is important that the children keep hydrated throughout the day. A healthy snack can be brought into school to be eaten at break time. They should wear their PE kit to school on PE days.

We look forward to all of the opportunities through Year 6, watching every single one of the class grow from primary school children in to secondary-ready, young adults, preparing to leave their invaluable mark on the world.

‘Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.’ – Matilda (Roald Dahl)

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Braunston CE Primary School, Barby Road, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HF, Tel: 01788 890494

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