Diss Church of England Junior Academy

Diss Church of England
Junior Academy

Welcome to our Year 6 Page! 


The Year 6 Teaching Team


   Miss Caley                         Mr Aylmer        Miss Svensson      Mrs Wilson     Mrs Steele

Sycamore Teacher         Juniper Teacher                                             Support Staff

 Summer Newsletter Year 6

What we are learning each week: 


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


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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 term our topics are Ancient Egyptians and global challenges. 

Mapping the World

Making our Mark


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 term our topic is light and perception and classification. 

Electricity and Circuits

Circulation and Lifestyle




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 Monday.  Children need to come in to school wearing their kit.  Please make sure they have suitable clothes for the weather as the majority of PE will take place outside.

We will be swimming this term. Dates for each class are as follows:

Sycamore will swim: 24th April, 15th, 22nd, 29th May, 5th June 

Juniper will swim: 12th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd, 10th, 17th July




Spellings will be handed out each Monday followed by a quiz on Friday.  

All children have access to TTRockstars (an online Maths APP). Children should try to complete this as much as possible. 

Reading books are being sent home and need to be brought into school everyday. Children should be reading every day.   

Revision guides, given to each child before Christmas, should be used independently alongside the areas of improvement sent home to fill any gaps in learning. 

After June half term, children will also have their lines from the school production to learn at home ready for the end of year performance.