Welcome to Year 6

year 6Here are our curriculum maps for 2017/18:

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Reading VIPERS for parents

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Spring 2

This term year 6 have been learning all about Ernest Shackleton on his Arctic exploration. Told through the story by William Grill, Shackleton’s Journey tells the true story of the brave expedition and the dangers they encountered. The children enjoyed writing in role as one of the crew members in the form of diary entries, letters home and speeches to the crew. Using the superb book illustrations, year 6 created poems to infer the mood and themes of the story.


Spring 1

During this half term Year 6 have explored two exciting new texts. I am Malala is an auto-biography of a brave young girl which explores her fight for education. We also read War Horse by Michael Morpurgo which was written from the horse’s perspective during WW1. We concluded this topic by watching selected scenes from War Horse in order to make comparisons between the book and film. Both texts inspired the children to write for a range of different purposes and promoted some engaging discussions and debates.

Autumn 2 – Road Safety Week

Throughout road-safety week, children have been encouraged to wear their most high visibility clothing to school. Two of our JRSOs have been in school extra early, ready to spot our bright attire. They have been totting up the scores for the winning class to be announced later in the week.

Autumn 2 – Anti-bullying Week

In our classes, we took part in a variety of anti-bullying activities. Then we created a display of our work to share with the rest of upper school:Wykeham read some text extracts about how bullying effects a person’s emotions and created some artwork to show this; Heath explored poetry and made some acrostic poems to the words ANTI BULLYING; and Beach created anti-bullying characters to combat bullying. These can be seen on display in the classrooms and around the school.

Autumn 2 – Remembrance Day

On the 10th November, we took part in a remembrance assembly to commemorate those who are no longer with us. It was an opportunity for us to reflect on our memories and to hear Mr Forder speak about the World Wars. He also shared a famous war poem: In Flanders Fields.

Autumn 1 – Young Shakespeare

We were very fortunate to be able to watch a performance of Romeo and Juliet at school. Then we used this as a stimulus for our writing. We wrote from different perspectives and for different purposes including: letters, diaries, short narrative and a newspaper report.

Autumn 1 – SATS Evening

Thank you to the parents, carers and children who were able to attend the SATS Evening on Thursday 28th September 2017. It was fantastic to share the important information with you, regarding the assessments that your child will sit in May 2018. Please find the powerpoint below, for those who were unable to attend and please see your child’s class teacher if you have any questions:

SATS Evening 2017

Autumn 1 – Fairthorne Manor

Year 6 have started their year with a fantastic trip to Fairthorne Manor. Pupils took part in many activities including: abseiling, outdoor rock climbing, raft building, kayaking, various assault courses and a parachute session!

The children learnt many life skills and dealt with the challenges of being away from their families and friends for a week. They represented all school values and were great ambassadors for Netley Abbey Junior School throughout the week. All members of staff who visited were very impressed. Well done Year 6! Enjoy the photos…

Miss Piper —- Heath

Miss Blundell —- Beach

Mrs Hance and Mrs Earle —- Wykeham

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing!PE

Our PE days are-

Heath: Tuesday and Wednesday

Beach: Tuesday and Friday

Wykeham: Monday and Friday



Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.

All children will receive spellings, English/SPaG and maths homework each week. We would encourage times table learning and lots of reading too. Ask questions about what books your child is reading; about the characters and what they think might happen next, based on what they have read. Reading aloud to an adult will help fluency and understanding.