Year 6

Welcome to Year 6, Horizon Class at Shalfleet Primary

Welcome to Horizon Class – Year 6. The children are taught by Mrs Blackley, supported by Ms Lucas as the teaching assistant with Mrs Blackburn teaching during Mrs Blackley’s PPA time. Together we aim to provide the children with an interesting, motivating and challenging curriculum which will both engage and help to develop the children through their final primary year, enabling them to be prepared both socially and academically for their next school.


As this is their last year we are encouraging children to become even more independent with all aspects of school life; from remembering the correct resources each day; bringing in a water bottle daily; becoming good independent learners; bringing in their own sick note to the class teacher; being responsible for bringing in all monies (in a named, sealed envelope) and letters to their teacher. Please support your child to develop their independence skills.

P.E. – Children must bring in their P.E. kit every Monday and leave it in school until the end of the week, as your child may be involved in P.E. activities in all areas of the curriculum. They will also need to be responsible for removing all jewellery and keeping it safe during PE lessons.

Home/School Record Book – To help your children become more independent and to prepare for secondary school, they will be issued with a home/school record book. It is their responsibility to bring this into school every day. If the diary is lost, a replacement will be issued at the cost of £1 per diary. At the end of the week please sign their home/school record books along with any comments. I will take the diaries in, sign & return them on Mondays. This is an excellent communication device, so please feel free to jot any appointments that you wish me to know about (such as medical) or any questions you may have. However, it is your child’s responsibility to show me the diary if you write a note, at the start of the working day. To indicate whether I have seen a note, it will be counter signed by one of the Year 6 members of staff. If a signature is missing, we have not seen the note! Please do not sign the diaries several weeks in advance. It defeats the purpose of it being an opportunity for daily communication. I will of course contact you directly if the diary is repeatedly absent.

Homework – As your child is now entering the final stage of Upper Key Stage Two, their homework commitments and expectations will alter to reflect their growing maturity. The table below sets out the homework timetable for Year 6.

Subject Handed out Handed in by
Literacy Monday Thursday
Numeracy Thursday Monday
Topic At the start of the topic Friday

Topic homework will consist of a topic grid which will have a variety of tasks related to the topic. Children will choose which task they wish to complete each week.

Children are also expected to read their school book or other media on a daily basis. Other homework may be handed out from time to time; these will be recorded in their home/school record books. More information on spellings will be out in due course. As ever, with all homework, your support would be greatly appreciated as discussion and practice will help improve confidence.

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Y6 Welcome Letter

Y6 Long Term Plan 2018-19

Y6 MTP Autumn 1 – Music & Culture

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At Cowes Enterprise College, the year 6 children attended an art session. They did printing patterns with various templates. They made patterns from different countries and even designed their own! Also they did screen painting with different shapes and had to pull down a piece of rubber covered in paint, this made their design. This also gave the children a chance to see what art and design they do at the college, as this may be their future school. This was a great experience for the year 6s. By Daisy Thurman and Sophie Coleman Year 6.

On the 16th October 2018. We went to Vestas. To have a go to designing a monorail. We made the wining monorail called Green Ways. We really liked other people’s monorail designs and doubted ours would have won but it just about did. It was an incredible experience for the four of us and wining it just made it even more amazing. We all had a great experience and we hope that everyone else there did as well as us. And we would like to say thank you to Vestas for letting us have this experience. So thank you. By Faye Cowley

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Today Horizon Class went to Cowes College to watch the science show with Yarmouth Schools Year 6. We all enjoyed our experience. We got on the bus and met Yarmouth school. When we arrived at the College we met the other schools and sat down. We watched their opening video and learnt about physics. We eventually got into the hall to watch the performance. We got our seats and then it started. There was explosions, experiments and smoke. Some explosions were so loud we had to cover our ears! It was soon over and we made our way out of the college, onto the bus and back to school. Today was very fun. By Isabelle Stringer

Y6 MTP Autumn 2 – Into Battle

Y6 homework grid Autumn 2 – WW1

Restart the Heart

Christmas Arts Crafts and Cookery

Y6 MTP Spring 1 – Human Body


Y6 MTP Spring 2 World War 2

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Our trip to Gosport was great because we were allowed inside a huge submarine called H.M.S Alliance, the last WW2 era submarine left in the UK. We also found a sub called the H.M.S X-24 midget (the smallest submarine ever made.) We got to look at the inside of it and it was very cramped in there along with the interior.

The H.M.S Alliance was vast, but on the inside, very minor despite its enormous appearance. The bathrooms were petite and the amount of food that they had on board was immense as well as the space so they stack them in corners and any room they could find and sacrifice. The H.M.S Alliance was used during WW2 as a war ship and held up to 65 men. At the museum we saw one of the submariners that worked in the galley and he was the chef of the submarine. He gave us a tour of the submarine until it came to an end.

The H.M.S Midget was way smaller than the other one, this was used for detonating enemy docs/bases so the enemy can’t approach them in ships. This would hold a maximum of 4 men per sub but that was In WW2, now it could be anyone. The inside of the ship was puny with plenty to stumble upon. The ship went about 400 metres down to the sea bed at an average maximum. The enemy team was a constant hindrance so they created these subs to fight them off.

We all had a fantastic day at the museum and learnt bucket loads about the jobs of submarines during WW2.
By Louis.C & George.

Y6 MTP Summer 1 – Frozen Planet

Y6-Homework-grid-Summer1 Frozen Planet

Y6 Bus Trip

Y6 MTP Summer 2 – Hola Mexico

Y6-Homework-grid-Summer2 Hola Mexico


Please click on the links below to access details of our curriculum & planners:

Curriculum Overview KS2

RE Shalfleet KS2 Long term plan

Spelling Progression Map for the Curriculum

SPAG Whole School Curriculum

Year 5 and 6 English Overview

English Glossary of Terms

Numeracy for Key Stages 1 and 2

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