Diamond Academy-23


Year 6 is a busy year at primary school. We have lots to cover in the run up to SATs and we aim to cover everything in a way that will inspire and excite our children.

Year 6 is a challenging, memorable and rewarding year for the children. As the children are the oldest pupils in the school, they are expected to be positive role models for younger children. The children know the importance of the year and I know they will always work to the best of their ability in the build-up to SATs.  The curriculum is exciting with many interesting topics.

In 6SB, the year started with the scientific topic of ‘Blood Heart’- studying the circulatory system and its functions.  Running alongside this topic, the children have been writing using a historical focus of WW1.  This will lead into the history topic of WW1 and WW2.  Art lessons will also link to these topics.  We will be reading the very enjoyable story of War Horse. 

In maths, 

the children have already started to work with numbers up to 10 million!  They will be introduced to new concepts and also revise key skills.  They will complete DICE challenges and also practise their arithmetic skills.

 In PE, we will cover a range of different sports over the year.  Starting with netball.  Dance, athletics, gymnastics and rounders will follow.   

In RE, we started the year by studying the Sikh festival of Bandi Chhor Divas and then every half term, we will look at an aspect of a different religion.

We will also enjoy DT topics, computing challenges and learning a little French. 

In Year 6, the children will receive spellings every Thursday, which they can learn at home and within school. They will be tested the following Thursday.  Homework will be given out every Friday, to be returned no later than the following Tuesday.   Children are expected to read at least five times a week and they will enjoy reading time in school also.  

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.

What their teacher says:

I am very excited to be teaching in year 6! The class have already started the year with a super attitude and everyone is working hard. I know the year will go very quickly, and before we know it, the children will be getting ready for their next adventure in their secondary school. Together, we will share ...
Mrs Bendelow

What the children say:

"We are excited about learning new things and looking forward to going on many visits. We are proud to be the oldest children in the school. We want to go do lots of assessments to keep improving our scores." (Riley and Isabel) "We think that Year 6 is fun and fascinating so far. We are going to work hard!" ...