The Final Year at Redhill
Undoubtably, your child’s last year at Primary School is the very best. It is a year full of exciting opportunities to build on prior knowledge, explore new concepts and consolidate their Love of Learning ANTLER in preparation for their next challenge-Secondary School.
Throughout Year 6, we continue to have a broad and balanced curriculum as we work towards the completion of the Key Stage Two Programme of Study which will include the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). Our job is to prepare your child both academically and emotionally for these tests- they’re not as scary as people think!
Supporting your child
Year 6 is a very busy year and to help your child, we have put together a few resources which may benefit them from home.
By the end of Year 6, your child should be reading 140 words a minute. To ensure this happens, we expect children to read independently at home every night for 30 minutes. This could be with their own book or through the online books on MyOn.
By the end of Year 6, children will be sitting their SATs which includes a Spelling paper. To support this, children will need to know how to spell the majority of the words on the statutory spelling lists from Year 3 to 6.
By the end of Year 5, children should have a secure knowledge of the times tables in preparation for their end our year assessments. Knowing their tables will drastically improve their ability to recall facts and answer complicated word problems efficiently. In Year 6, we would recommend that your child uses Tackling Tables to practise this at least 3 times a week. If they are not secure, please speak to your teacher to seek support and advice.