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Year 6 Gambia

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Welcome to Gambia Class!

Class Teacher - Miss Millar


Visions and Values 

In Year 6, we want all pupils to feel part of an inclusive and positive learning environment where they are motivated to work hard and take pride in their work. Kindness and collaboration are also key values in our classroom. Everyone in Year 6 should feel like a valued and respected member of a class that works together as a team. 

Curriculum Information

English: In English we will be using Jane Considine's "The Write Stuff" teaching units. As part of this, we will be using our "Writing Rainbows" to create excellent pieces across a range of genres. This will help us improve our vocabulary, sentence structure and writing composition. We will be looking at the story of The Journey and writing our own narratives and later in the term we will be writing letters connected to our Battles and Blitz unit. 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at the four operations before moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages.

PE: will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Children must arrive at school wearing their PE kit on the days they are doing PE. If PE days change, children will be notified as soon as possible. 

Autumn 1: Lacrosse and Netball

Autumn 2: Football and Dance

Spring 1: Hockey and Leadership skills

Spring 2: Gymnastics and Health-Related Fitness

Summer 1: Dodgeball and Tag Rugby

Summer 2: Rounders and Swimming

History, Geography and Computing: This half-term, we will be studying the unit Battles and Blitz. In this unit, we will be looking into the Second World War. For history, we will be looking at what caused the war, its impact on British civilians and important historical events during this time.  In computing, we will continue using our research skills to help us find out lots of information about coding as well as looking at how the internet works. We will also be visiting Beaumanor Hall in connection to our unit. 

RE: The religion the children will be focusing on this term will be Christianity with a focus on the significance of Mary as Jesus' mother.

Music- We will be working with our specialist music teacher mastering the ukulele. 



Our approach to homework this year is building children's basic skills. As a result, children should be accessing TT rockstars and reading their AR reading books every day. Homework will be set on our new home learning platform Atom Learning where they will have one piece a week.

Reading at Home

We would like all children to read at home as much as possible. At Welland, we want to encourage a love of reading for our children- please encourage them to read a wide range of books to support their reading but also for their own personal enjoyment. We will send the children home with AR books from our library, however if they would rather choose to read another book at home, this isn't a problem. Children will receive individual rewards for reaching reading milestones.


As you may be aware, Year 6 will be completing SATs in May 2023. As a result, our timetable will include booster groups and intervention sessions to raise the attainment of targeted groups. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the SATs with me then I would be happy to arrange a meeting with you after school, so please don’t hesitate to ask.