Year 6 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year Six!
This year, our teaching assistant will be Mrs Ingham.
Our topic this term is “Hyde’s Hair- Raising History”- an enthralling local history study that considers the formation and history of Hyde and the local area, starting with Anglo-Saxons (linking the knowledge gained in this topic last year). In particular depth, we will study the impact of the Victorian Period and WW2 on Hyde; as well as how historians have found out about these periods. If you have any interesting facts or family history, then please do let us know!
In combination with this, our Art lessons will consider local artist Harry Rutherford, looking closely at tone, texture and shading and practising these skills. You can find out more about the rest of our curriculum here:
Reading in Year 6
With much joy, I know from our transition session that this class loves reading- almost as much as I do. Almost! Our first class novel will be Phil Earle’s, “When the Sky Falls”. It is a remarkable book following a young boy’s difficulties in WW2 London; however, I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to give too much away.
As I am sure you are aware, reading is so important to progress and education. It would be greatly appreciated if you could try to read every night. Reading in year 6 may be independent, but discussing books and reading together, where possible, at home can greatly help your child’s progress. It is important that children bring both their reading record and book into school every day.
Reading Records: reading records are a great tool to help us communicate about your child’s reading progress and what they have enjoyed reading. They are regularly checked in class. Please can I ask that you log down every time your child reads (a quick note including the date that they read and the pages).
Homework will be set on a Thursday and will need to be completed by the following Wednesday. All homework will be set online. The children will receive maths and reading homework. Maths homework this term aims to help the children embed key instant recall facts that they need to know thoroughly to access the year 6 curriculum successfully. The primary focus will be times tables and the fraction, decimal, percentage equivalents that were covered in year five. Reading homework will be short burst comprehension. On occasion, extra homework maybe set such as Topic and R.E, or research from children’s interests.
Please contact me if you need your child's username and password for Google Classroom or Time Tables Rock Stars.
P.E will take place on a Tuesday of each week, but I would appreciate P.E kits being kept in school each week in case the timetable needs to change. All jewellery- including earrings-will need to be removed before school, and long hair must be tied back.
Year Six will be swimming this term on a Thursday morning and will need to bring their full swimming kit each week.
If there are any further questions, queries, or additional information you would like to share with me, then please do not hesitate to contact me on year6Sm@st-pauls-hyde.tameside.sch.uk.
Files to Download
Year 6: Gallery items
Kingswood - Day 2, by Mr Allen
Kingswood Day 1, by Mr Allen
Music because we're happy!, by Miss Smith
Year 6: Calendar items
Y1 Phonics Screening Check all week, by Mrs Phoenix
Y4 Multiplication Tables Check all week, by Mrs Phoenix
Back to school, by Mrs Clowrey
Contact the School
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom
Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)
Tel: 0161 368 2934
SEN Contact: Mrs K Higginbottom
SEN Email: SEND@st-pauls-hyde.tameside.sch.uk