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Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

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Class 20

Well, we are almost at the end of another academic year, and what a year it has been!  Without a doubt this will be one year that we will all remember laugh.

I know that some of you will now have received your bits and pieces from your new Secondary School, and maybe thinking about the transition and how things may be different for you come September.  Moving on into the next key stage can always be a little apprehensive, but I know that each and every one of you has the capability to make it a success.  There are new people to meet and new adventures to be had, and this is an exciting time.  If you do have any worries, concerns or questions, just email me at the teacher email and I will try to help.

I hope that you enjoy this week's online learning, along with Maths and English, we have some more creative drawing or painting in the style of Henri Rousseau.  Send those pictures in so that we can all enjoy your ideas!

Have a fantastic week and look after yourselves.

Take care,

Mrs Sawdy


Reimaging Basildon Competition


Class 20 - Year 6


Class Teacher: Mrs Sawdy
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs Nash

We are very excited to start the new term in Year 6 and look forward to all the interesting work that we will be tackling together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 20 this year.

Throughout the Spring term, we will be reading lots of different genres of text but our English work will be based around 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz. Throughout the following weeks, we will continue to build on children's English skills including vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation as well as getting the children to write creatively and read for enjoyment. There will be a strong focus on their spelling and grammar too. All of these skills will need to be revised and practised in order for the children to achieve their best in the upcoming Year 6 SATS during May. In Maths the children will be refinding their written methods for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction as well as applying their skills to multi-step word problems.  They will be deepening their understanding of fractions, deciamsl and percentages and exploring their equivalence.  Many topcis that the children will see for the first time include: algebra, volume and the properties of circles. We will continue to practice and improve the children's arithmetic skills.  This term will prepare your child for their upcoming SATs in May.
 All help at home will benefit hugely, the new Year 6 revision guides cover everything that your child will need to know and will come home with your child over Easter.
Our afternoon topic for the Summer term is 'Travel Agents', which is a fascinating geography and history based subject and I am really excited to start exploring it together! Remind your child to do lots of research at home, as they know how keen I am to hear what they can find out!


It is really important that the children read daily. We will expect to see all Home School Diaries and reading books in school every day. The minimum requirement is that children read three times a week at home to an adult. There will be weekly rewards for those children achieving this
Home School Diaries will be collected every Wednesday. 


Our multiskills lessons are on Monday but full PE kits need to be in school every day as we often have specialist coaches working with the school. 


Homework will focus on supporting the learning taking place in the classroom in English and Maths. There will be a big focus on improving spelling and improving the children’s written grammar. Look out for the weekly spellings and please help your child to learn their times tables including division facts. Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and collected in on a Tuesday.


We are using Times Table Rock Stars, a fantastic online resource, to develop our knowledge of multiplication and division facts. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging online programme designed to help pupils master their times tables by playing the different games and answering different questions to improve their Rock speed and status. Also, the children will earn coins for correctly answered questions which they can use to improve and upgrade their Rock Star Avatar. You can continue boosting your Rock score at home by practising your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars. Just go to and use the login information inside your home school diary.


There will be lots to learn in English and Maths this year and we will be supporting the children all the way to their SATs. Parents - If there is ever anything that you would like to know about the curriculum (or a general question) please pop in to see us!


Mrs Sawdy


Parent guide to supporting children with Maths at home

Year 6 - Curriculum Overview - Autumn