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Mayhill Junior School

Mayhill

Junior School

MJS

Year 6

Long term Curriculum Overview for Year 6 - click here.

How is English taught at Mayhill? 

As in previous year groups, children all access the same high quality text which is then used to inspire and model a writing outcome. A Learning Journey provides children with approximately 3 weeks working towards a single piece of writing, ensuring all of their grammar and punctuation is purposeful and individual pupil targets are developed. Quality over quantity is prioritised, with time provided for editing, redrafting, publishing and self-reflection. 

How is Maths taught at Mayhill? 

Maths is taught discreetly except where there are natural cross-curricular links. By now, children are using and applying Maths in a variety of contexts, developing their confidence and speed and making links between different areas of Maths. 

To support your child, here is the Year 6 Maths Target sheet: click here

Trips and Workshops

Trips and workshops play a significant part in ensuring all of our children are excited about their topics and that the learning comes to life. If you would like support with payment, contact the school office or Mr May to discuss a range of options. Details of the trips and workshops can be found on the Long term Curriculum Overview at the top of the page.

Year 6 residential

Year 5 and Year 6 and invited away for four nights together. The cost of this trip is subsidised for families eligible for free school meals. 

Y6 Homework 

Children will continue to be expected to read, learn spellings and practise their fluency in maths. However, when they reach Year 6, they will be given a mix of ‘Home learning’ half termly sheets, similar to Years 3-5, and more formal weekly homework tasks, more in line with what they may expect in Year 7. Mayhill works closely with Robert Mays to achieve this.

 

Examples of this might include home revision packs during a holiday period, reviewing SATs papers or specific grammar or maths exercises to support your child in retaining key skills. Children are not required to have their reading signed daily unless directed by their class teacher. Homework will continue to be set through to the end of term.

For more detailed information, see the Home Learning Policy.

Sex Education

In Summer 2, children be starting a short unit of work on Sex & Relationships Education (SRE). 

What is sex and relationship education?   

It is a group of lessons taught by their class teacher about physical, moral and emotional development. We discuss the importance of stable and loving relationships, healthy friendships, respect, love and care. SRE is one of three themes that make up our PSHE curriculum.   

You may be aware that last year, The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools.  
 
We will be covering this over three sessions starting with a revision of puberty, before discussing conception and birth. These lessons will be carried out in the week beginning 6th July 2020, with lots of opportunity for discussion and questions.  

Please see below links to teaching resources and information relating to this topic.

Letter to Parents dated 29 June 2020

Female Internal Reproductive Organs

Male Internal Reproductive Organs

Body Outlines - Activity Sheet

Conception and Pregnancy Timeline

Relationship Education - Teacher Guidance

Year 6 Session 1 - Puberty

Year 6 Session 2 - Relationships, Conception and Birth

To aid the teaching of this topic we will be using a DVD.   If you wish to speak to your child’s class teacher about the content of this DVD, please can you contact the office to arrange a telephone conversation with us ASAP. 
 
If for any reason you would like to exclude your child from these lessons you must inform the school by Friday 3rd July (please send us this in writing).