Diamond Academy-23


Year 6 is a challenging, memorable and rewarding year for the children. We aim to provide pupils with a well-rounded, inspiring curriculum that prepares them for both the rigours of academic life and the world beyond the school gates.

In 6DG, we will be covering a wide range of exciting topics throughout the year. We are starting with the historical topic ‘Fallen Fields’- this topic will focus on World War 1, looking at the causes of the war, life as a soldier, the end of the war and how it is remembered. Later in the year, we will also study the topics ‘A Child’s War’, ‘Frozen Kingdom’, ‘Hola Mexico’ and ‘Darwin’s Delights’. 

As part of our reading scheme this year, we will be using MyOn to help bolster the children’s reading skills. This can be found as an app on electronic devices to allow children to continue their reading from school at home.

In RE, we are starting the year looking at the Jewish festivals Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Throughout the year we will then study other religious festivals and practices.

In science, we will be exploring and investigating topics such as The Circulatory System, Electricity, Evolution, Light and Living things and their habitats. We will investigate the concepts of these topics, as well as taking part in scientific investigations to explore the topics. 

In Year 6, children work in different teaching groups for maths and English lessons, with work then tailored for the children. English and maths homework is set weekly on a Friday, to be returned to school on the following Monday. The children are given new spellings on a Friday to be learned during the week in our spelling sessions and then tested on a Friday. Times tables will be learnt though our new scheme, Times Tables Rockstars. 

If you have any questions about Year 6 or would like any advice or help in aiding your child’s learning, then please do not hesitate to get to in touch via Class DOJO. Remember that reading is an important skill and we would encourage children to be reading every night at home to develop their understanding, fluency and love for reading.

What their teacher says:

Having taught our class already in Year 4, I am excited for the year ahead in Year 6. The class have a fantastic blend of talents and personalities that come together to create 6DG. I look forward to sharing the challenges we will face together and looking back in July on a successful and fun-filled year.
Mr Guthrie

What the children say:

I am looking forward to our different topics and for all the new things we will learn to prepare us for secondary school! (Sawdah) I am going to work hard and stay focussed. I can’t wait to have another fantastic year and hopefully do well. (Maisie) I am looking forward to the challenges we will face. (Femi)