Sixth Grade

Sixth grade is an exciting year for students as it marks the culmination of elementary school.  Students tackle a challenging curriculum and honing their executive functioning skills as they prepare to enter middle school. 

In Language Arts, students explore

  • writing historical fiction and literary nonfiction
  • bias in media messages
  • developing theories about text and characters
  • strengthening their ability to talk about text

In Math, students reason through

  • ratios
  • integers
  • algebraic expressions 
  • fraction, decimal, and percent relationships

Science focuses on

  • the properties of water 
  • astronomy
  • weather patterns and fronts
  • energy sources

Social Studies units include

  • West African Empires
  • European Exploration
  • American Revolution
  • Westward Expansion
  • Civil War

Sixth-grade students will take the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in reading and math. 

Sixth Grade Teachers

Sixth Grade Supply List

Sixth Grade Curriculum