Year 6

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.

VIPERS stands for

Vocabulary        Inference        Prediction        Explanation        Retrieval        Sequence or Summarise

At Park Lane we use the White Rose Mathematics scheme. Click on the picture to find out more information.