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Welcome to Year 6


 I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 6. As I'm sure you are aware, Year 6 is a very important year and it will be the last year of their primary education at Dovecot Primary School. To support them, we believe that listening to children read is very important. Children are expected to read from their school library book every night. Parents/guardians can record their child’s progress in their reading record books.

Although there will be a Parents’ Evening during the Autumn Term, I am always available before and after school to talk about any concerns you may have. I am really looking forward to building positive partnerships with all of you, which will ensure the best possible learning experience for your children.


English: over the course of the term the children will be looking at various writing genre including;

* instructions * biographical * autobiographical * narrative .

Before beginning to write their own pieces in the style, the children will investigate the text type features. Most of the writing will be taught in a cross-curricula way and relate to our History topic of World War Two and its impact on the locality.


Grammar, spelling and handwriting feature throughout.

You can help your child by practising their spelling words at home and encouraging them to read as much as possible!


Mathematics: most areas of mathematics will be visited this term, before being re-visited in the spring and summer. These include: * addition and subtraction * multiplication and division * geometry *statistics *fractions, decimals& percentages.

As well as learning specific skills, your child will re-apply them to reasoning and investigations, so that they can develop ways to approach problem solving using extended, standard methods of recording. We will be practising and revising multiplication and division tables this term as it is important at this point the children are confident and happy, and have rapid recall of the facts.

You can help your child by making sure they rehearse all their multiplication and division facts up to 12 squared!


Reminders – cut me out and stick me on the fridge:Homework:

  • class homework (out on Friday, return Tuesday);
  • reading (every night if possible as this is so important).

PE Kit:

  • swimming kit on Friday;
  • games kit on Thursday ( suitable footwear and school P.E. kit, rather than football strips please).


Miss A Edis