Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 Curriculum Leader
Miss Kerry Stephenson
Year 6 is an important year for our pupils. It is the transitional year from Primary to Secondary. During Year 6, we have a strong focus on the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths and these are embedded within the rich and varied year group curriculum. Year 6 also provides our pupils with many opportunities for personal growth in preparation for the next steps in their educational journey.
Tips for Year 6 Parents and Carers
Encourage and help your child to become independent and responsible for organising themselves for school.
Encourage and help your child to be self-sufficient and proactive in sorting out friendship issues without adult intervention.
Encourage your child to develop routines for reading, homework and additional learning.
Spend time finding books that promote pleasure for reading and interest your child. Encourage them to read regularly and complete the Accelerated Reader quiz.
Look for opportunities to recall well-known mathematical facts such as times tables, relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages, shape vocabulary and properties, time and measure.
Talk to your child about their use of technology and remember that most social media websites require children to be 13 or older.
Y6 suggested reading books
Holes by Louis Sachar (Bloomsbury)
Clockwork by Philip Pullman (Random House)
Skellig by David Almond (Hodder)
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Railway Children by E Nesbit
Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith
Awful End by Philip Ardagh
From Hereabout Hill
Granny by Anthony Horowitz
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
Lion Boy by Zizou Corder
The Weathermonger by Peter Dickinson
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
During Guided Reading sessions, we assess the children’s understanding of the text through engaging activities based on VIPERS.
What are Vipers?
VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. You can find example questions for each of the VIPERS below. They can be used when listening to your child read at home. There is also a list of books for each year group, where you can find stories that are suitable for your child to read at home.