Diss Church of England Junior Academy

Diss Church of England
Junior Academy

Welcome to our Year 6 Page! 


The Year 6 Teaching Team

Juniper class - Miss Jagger

Sycamore class - Miss Caley

Support staff - Mrs Steele and Miss Burch

Autumn Term Newsletter Year 6

Spring Term Newsletter Year 6

What we are learning each week: 


Click on the links below to see our learning objectives for the week.

Autumn Term 2



What learning looks like in year 6:



Reading is promoted and modelled to all our children throughout their time at school. Children will have a daily reading lesson where they will learn how to read fluently as well as make inference, predictions and retrieve key words or phrases to answer comprehension questions. As children encounter new vocabulary we will explore the definitions of these words within the context of the book and the effect this has on the meaning. Alongside daily reading lessons, we have a story after lunch every day to continue fostering a love of reading. 


In English we will be using a range of books linked to the topic to inspire our writing. Each half term, we will focus on one fiction, one non-fiction and one poetry unit. At the end of each unit, the children will produce a piece of writing to go into their best writing file.


We use the Power Maths scheme which follows a mastery approach to Maths. All children have access to a range of manipulatives to promote their concrete understanding of abstract concepts. Alongside this we promote fluency within the 4 operations through an additional arithmetic lesson each week.


We have a thematic approach to our learning and link our topic to the other subjects where possible. We are using our ARK Curriculum books, this half term our topic is global challenges. 


In science children are expected to ask questions, perform tests, identify and classify and gather and record data. They will also have the opportunity to learn about key scientists. We are using our ARK Curriculum books, this half term our topic is classification. 

Click the link below to see an overview of the term's learning:

Autumn Term TTP 2021

Spring Term TTP 2022



Every day we will be running PATHS sessions in class. This is a PSHE programme which empowers children to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills which enable them to make positive choices throughout life.

As part of this, each day there will be a Pupil of the Day. This is a randomly selected pupil who will receive compliments from their teacher, friends and themselves. At the end of the day, they will bring home their compliments to share with their family. We ask that you talk to your child about this and share your own compliments with them. 



PE is on a Friday.  Children need to come in to school wearing their kit.  Please make sure they have warm clothes as the majority of PE will take place outside.




Homework will be posted on Google Classroom each Monday. Completed work can be uploaded to Google Classroom but this is not compulsory.

Spellings will be handed out each Friday and will be tested the following week. Again, we ask that spelling sheets are not sent back in to school.

All children have access to TTRockstars (an online Maths APP). Children should try to complete this at least 3 times a week. 

We also have the PiXL times table app children need to complete at home regularly. 

Reading books are being sent home on a Monday to be returned on a Friday (this will give us a chance to quarantine them) before reusing. Children should be reading every day.