York Class 2012 to 2013
The focus in year 6 will be, to develop a mature and independent approach to learning. There will be high expectations of pace and quality of work, including neat presentation. The overall aim of the year is to prepare the children for their move into secondary education.
In maths there will be a strong emphasis on thorough learning of multiplication facts and using and applying number. There will be an expectation for tables to be rigorously learnt, so as to have instant recall both as multiplication and division facts. Learning at home will be both expected and greatly appreciated.
In literacy sustained writing in various forms will be expected, along with the development of a neat joined handwriting style across all areas of the curriculum. Guided reading will take place every day, with a focus on a thorough understanding of what has been read. Children will be expected to have opinions about texts, which they can justify and explain. They will read a variety of genres, including poetry and non – fiction texts. All children, even those who are fluent readers, will be expected to read regularly at home, both aloud to an adult and independently, there is a wide selection of books in the classroom which may be borrowed. Book bags should be in school every day.
As the oldest children in the school, they will be expected to set a good example of behaviour at all times. There will be additional responsibilities and privileges for year 6 children; however these will be withdrawn if the expected behaviour is not seen.
Most importantly, the hope is that the children will be happy to come to school, enjoy the experience of being in year 6, while at the same time making good progress in all areas of their learning, in order to make their transition to secondary education as smooth as possible.