Welcome back to school everybody.....

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!
Year 6 is one of the most busy yet exciting years of your child's primary education. Over the course of this year, you will see your child grow, develop and achieve in more ways than you could imagine and it is our absolute pleasure to be a part of this journey alongside them. From staying away from home on residential trips to preparing for the transition to high school, your children will overcome challenges using the resilience and growth mindset that they've developed over the last 6 years at Dale Hall.
This page will detail some of the incredible learning opportunities your children will experience this year as well as key information, important dates and smaller updates on their day to day learning.
Meet the Teachers in Year 6 
Ms Kirsty Critchley

Leopards Class Teacher

Hello everyone,
I am thrilled to be able to work with the children this year as they work towards their moves to High school and can't wait to help them to enjoy every minute of their last year at Dale Hall. Working with children at this stage of their schooling is always such a privilege as they change and grow so much and make every day so different.
This year we have planned to use some incredible, thought-provoking texts that will open up lots of channels for discussion and give the chance for plenty of independent thought: things that I believe are of enormous value for our children. I am passionate about helping children to develop confidence and allowing them to find the best person that they can be and our work this year will aim to do these things.
Although I have been teaching for a VERY long time, every year I continue to learn so many new things from the children and I am looking forward to seeing what I learn this year.

Mr Jack Bolton

Lions Class Teacher - SEMH Lead

Hello everyone! I am extremely excited about teaching in Year 6 this year. We have put together a curriculum which I know is going to excite and inspire the children. We have selected an array of fantastic, thought provoking texts to base our learning around this year and I can't wait to get started.

My main aim this year is to ensure all children in Year 6 finish their time at Dale Hall well prepared for their next step. I will help guide the children to make sure they are taking responsibility for their learning and fulfilling their potential. Most importantly, I am determined to give Year 6 an unforgettable final year at Primary School!

Our Year 6 Teaching Assistants 
In Year 6, our TAs are Mrs Shefford and Mrs Ward.
Mrs Ward mainly supports in Leopards and Mrs Shefford in Lions.
Other adults that teach in Year 6 
Mrs J Dedicoat


I love teaching Year 6 Lions on a weds afternoon and any other time I can! I teach Art, Handwriting and Reading and we often develop this into all three.

Mr Ant Fryatt

Premier Sport teacher

The children will know Ant of Premier Sport well as he has been working at Dale Hall to support and implement the teaching of Sport for some time now. 
He will be teaching PE to both classes on a Friday afternoon.

Mrs J Powell

Cover Supervisor

Home Learning Expectations
We try to keep this to a minimum at Dale Hall, believing time spent with family and joining in with other activities is equally important.
However, it is essential that children do engage with what is set, especially given the extended period of learning these pupils missed over the past two years.
TTRockstars - Daily for just 10 minutes (little and often is the key to mastery).  
Reading - We encourage pupils to read a wide range of texts for pleasure at home, whatever these may be. The home learning expectation is that 30 minutes of reading is completed 3 times a week (or similar amount over several days) - this, of course, doesn't mean that lots more shouldn't be done. Even if your child is a confident reader please continue to discuss their reading with them.
Spelling - Spelling Shed activities. 10 minutes, 3 times a week.

Please tick the home Learning sheet and share on portfolio at end of the week.
Thank you for your support
Our Year 6 Topic

This term, we will be reading The Other Side of Truth. The Other Side of Truth is a story of two children who  travel to London from Nigeria as political refugees after the sudden and shocking death of their mother. The circumstances in which Sade and Femi find themselves, and how they attempt to take control of their lives, raises many issues about politics, racism and refugees in the context of a fast-moving story. This is a stunning story of terror, loss, love and humanity. Although written in 2000, we believe this story is both relevant and poignant and will be incredibly thought-provoking for the children, enabling emotive discussions and writing. It's a topic we are very excited to teach! 
Home Learning 




Topic - Last week, we looked at features of the 7 continents of the world.

This week, we are going to look at Africa, specifically Nigeria.

Could you conduct any research on Nigeria? Could you convert that research into a PowerPoint to bring into school next week to show the class? 
Have a look at the image on the front cover and the title. Can you make suggestions about what it might be about based on these?
Reading Comprehension 

There are three different challenge levels for each reading activity (the star rating at the bottom of the page). Choose the one best suited to your reading and comprehension ability. 
Feel free to send us any work you complete at home on Dojo and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!