Welcome to our Year 6 class page.

Ms Wallace

6W Teacher/Year 6 Lead

Year 6 Newsletter

Year 6 is led by Ms Wallace, who loves dancing. If you’ re lucky, you may have seen her busting a move at the school disco or perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to be taught  to dance by her. Ms Wallace is an avid reader, she’ll read just about anything as long it has words.  In year 6, we have the most talented teaching assistants: Mrs Kurtaj, who is an excellent mathematician, she enjoys helping children and always puts in a 101% in everything she does; Mrs Barber is also an excellent mathematician, in her spare time she likes to take pictures of buildings.  She is actually a qualified architect.  She has a huge following on social media, with people all over the world liking the pictures she takes on her travels across the globe.  
The classes in our year group are called USA class and Greece Class. Ms Wallace’s family live in America, so as a child she spent many long summers in the USA. She knows the ‘Big Apple’ extremely well and has visited all of major sights. It is definitely her home from home. Greece class is based on the influence of the Greek philosophers Aristotle, Plato and Socrates; children in year 6 have the opportunity to explore some of their ideologies through discussion and debate.
Mrs Kutaj and Mrs Barber really enjoy supporting children in Year 6, especially when they have that ‘eureka’ moment…oh I get it! It really puts a smile on their face. 
All of the staff love creative writing. Ms Wallace especially loves teaching writing and all of the staff enjoy supporting children to improve in this area. Children in year 6 have the opportunity to write at length all of the time. We read some really engaging core texts like Goodnight Mr Tom, Wonder, The Other Side of Truth and The Arrival. We read and explore these in-depth giving children the chance to scrutinise the text and use their imagination. 
In Maths, we have fun working with different types of numbers. The children enjoy learning how to use BIDMAS and Algebra to solve problems. We explore patterns in Maths and conduct investigations in the and around the school grounds. 
We love teaching Science- learning about Electricity, Evolution and Inheritance. This gives children the opportunity to look at the characteristics humans and animals have inherited from their parents. 
Year 6 is hard work but our curriculum is balanced and we learn many different skills. All of the staff are budding artists and extremely creative. We are proud of the team’s drawing skills and they certainly don’t mind getting their hands dirty, whether it’s clay modelling, using mod roc to make abstract sculptures or visiting the school grounds or local area to collect resources for environmental art. You will thoroughly be immersed in creativity.
In year 6 we are consolidating of our learning as we are beginning to get ready to move on to the next phase in our education. To make sure we are ready, homework is set every Thursday and is returned to school on Monday. There are some links to pages and texts that we have found particularly helpful in supporting us with our work in year 6, below. Have a look and see what you think. 
Thank you for taking and interest in our year group. If you have any questions about anything you have read, please contact Ms Wallace on admin@rusheygreen.lewisham.sch.uk  
Have a great day!

29 June - 3 July - take a look at the fantastic pop art created by our talented children in the Year 6 bubble!

The whole school has been learning from the #blacklivesmatter campaign. They have been learning about equity and how everyone has a voice that should be heard.

Take a look at the thoughts of our year 6 children:

USA Class - Bubble