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Year 6 is an important and memorable year for children at Diamond Hall Junior Academy. They are the oldest children in the school and set an excellent example for the younger children to follow. The memories of being in Year 6 will stay with the children as they move beyond their primary school years and into the rest of their lives.

In 6NC we have many exciting topics that we will be covering over the course of the year. We begin with a scientific topic called ‘Blood Heart’, followed by finding out about the Second World War. Later on in the year, we study topics called Frozen Kingdom, Tomorrow’s World and Hola.

In Year 6, children go into smaller teaching groups for English and maths lessons. In these lessons, teachers set tailored work for the children, which is often linked to our current topic. English and maths homework is set weekly on a Friday, to be returned to school the following Monday. The children also get given new spelling words on a Monday, to be learned during the course of the week. Children will also be given creative homework tasks and can earn points for successfully completing them. We really enjoy receiving the creative homework and see the super learning that goes on outside the classroom.

Our science lessons give us an insight into a wide range of topics, including the human body, electricity, animal habitats, microorganisms and evolution. In these lessons, we mix theory with hands on experiments.

If you have any questions about Year 6 or would like some advice on how to support your child’s learning, please get in touch.

Please ensure your child reads at home and their reading record is signed weekly.

What their teacher says:

Being a teacher is never the same from one day to the next - and that’s why I love it! My class never fail to make me laugh and I really enjoy seeing the excellent progress they are making. Together, we learn!
Mr Charlton

What the children say:

Year 6 is fun because you get more privileges. We are the oldest in the school so we show others how to be rights-respecting and what it means to be a Diamond Hall pupil. The teachers are really funny too!

What the children say:

I think Year 6 is really fun because we get to do a whole variety of things. I love how we learn about a range of topics in Science and other lessons.