Mrs Harrison's Class 2023 - 2024

Mrs Harrison

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Welcome to Year 6!

It’s your final year at Alsager Highfields and we’re going to make sure it’s a great one! There are lots of exciting activities and events planned for the year (including visits, visitors and a residential), and of course, we have lots of learning to do too. Year 6 is a really important year as it is the last time you will be together as a class, working in the ‘primary’ way before you leave for high school. It comes with extra responsibilities as the rest of the school will look to you to set the example and act as role models, but it’s also a year full of celebration of all that you have achieved. During the week commencing 13th May, 2024, you will take your SATs. Some of you have already asked me about these tests, and they are not something you need to be worried about – all I will be asking of you is that you simply do your best throughout the year. This fits perfectly with our Year 6 mantra: ‘work hard and be nice’. 

Please remember, the school day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm. It is crucial that you are on time everyday so that you do not miss any learning during our morning activities. 

So, Class of 2024, let’s be the best versions of ourselves, give it all we’ve got, and make this a fantastic year of learning, friendship and smiles! 

Mrs Harrison 

This Week's Learning Journey 

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Our class novel which we will share at the end of day is linked to our History focus and is 'Who let the gods out?' by Maz Evans. Throughout the year, and seeing as it is our final year, we will also dip in 'The Final Year', a poetry book by Matt Goodfellow.

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For our English lessons, we will be using 'The Orchard Book and Greek Myths'. 

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This week we will begin reading about some of the incredible Greek myths in readiness to start some narrative writing based on 'Pandora's Box. This week we will retell the story of Pandora's Box in our words, developing our use of contextual tier two vocabulary.

We will also complete a daily grammar and punctuation fluency session, initially focusing on previous learning, before moving on to the Y6 curriculum. This week we will consolidate our application of colons and semi-colons, and recap on the use of brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis from Y5.


This week we will be solving words problems with a variety of strategies and developing our knowledge and understanding of prime numbers, multiples and factors. 

We will continue to practice times tables, multiplication, division and the order of calculations through our fluency sessions.


Our unit focus this half term will be Living Things and their Habitats. This week we will be idenitfying different types of organisms and completing an investigation.


Our focus this half term is the Ancient Greeks, considering the question What did the Greeks ever do for us?’ 

This week, we will be thinking about democracy in ancient Greece.  


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We will continue our learning journey through the Charanga music scheme and will be learning ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams using both our voices and the glockenspiels, considering the pop and motown genres. We have made a great start on this and hope to post a performance on Seesaw soon. 


Our focus in Computing this half-term will be internet addresses, identifying the importance of addresses, including linked to online safety and cyberbullying.  


This half term we will be learning about our behaviour, including how to be assertive, but not domineering. 


Our focus in French this half term will be Everyday Life, thinking about o'clock phrases.. 


Our focus in PE for this half-term will be swimming on Mondays (swimming will continue until Christmas) and Outdoor Learning on Tuesdays. For swimming, children are expected to walk sensibly and safely to and from the high school, with the same behaviour expectations that we expect in school applied.  


We will be exploring the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God, considering the five pillars of Islam. 


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This half-term will be engaging in the process of 2D drawing the 3D making. This week, we will add colour to our final pieces before fixing our image to our card and creating a 3D piece.



I understand each year group is a little different and that you may have questions. Hopefully the information below will help, but please feel free to pop a note in your child’s reading diary and ask them to show me, catch me at the classroom door at the end of the day, or send an email via the school office and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. 

The Y6 curriculum: there is a link at the bottom of this page to the Y6 curriculum overview, which outlines the learning for the year. Some of the texts may change based on new publications and the class’ interests. You will also find a document outlining the national expectations for Y6; of course some children will be working below or above these statements, but I am sure it will be a helpful guide. I have also attached the Y5/6 spellings that it is expected all Y6 children know in order be assessed at the ‘expected standard’. This runs alongside the weekly spelling activities we will complete both in class and as homework, so please practice these as often as you can with your child. 

PE: PE will take place on Mondays (swimming) and Tuesdays this term, with Tuesday being Outdoor Learning. Children should come dressed in their PE kits/outdoor learning clothes on these days. 

Snacks and water bottles: please ensure children bring a healthy snack for breaktime and a named water bottle (no juice) to drink from throughout the day. 

Reading: Please ensure your child reads every day at home, as this will have an incredible impact on not just their reading ability, but all areas of learning both now and in the future. As an absolute minimum, children must read at least 4 times a week as part of their homework, and they must record their reading in their reading diary. Please sign their diary at the end of every week (I will do so during their Guided Reading slot during the week). If your child needs to take a quiz on their book, they can access this via the Accelerated Reader link towards the bottom of the page. Please see the front of your child’s planner for further guidance. 

At school, we will complete daily independent reading and guided reading continues in small groups within the class. Through this we continue to explore and develop all the different reading skills, answering a range of questions to build on our understanding and comprehension. The children still have the opportunity to read independently in class.  

Homework: please see above for reading homework, all other homework will be sent out on a Friday, ready for collection on the following Wednesday. When homework has not been completed, children will lose part of a lunchtime to ensure it is completed, as it is important they get into good habits in readiness for the high school. You can access the homework via the homework pencil below.

Some websites to support Maths and English: 



Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be set on My Maths (if you do not have access to a computer please let me know). Grammar homework will be set in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed following the year 6 scheme of work.

If you have any questions relating to any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate in contacting me. I can be contacted through the school office using the email address below or by phone. I will then endeavour to reply within 48 hours. 


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