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Year 6 Class Information

Welcome from Year 6 Class Teachers, Miss Grice and Mrs Cornelia:

Hello and welcome to Year 6. We are excited and ready for the start of a busy but fun year.

We are both experienced Year 6 teachers, ready and eager to get to work with your children to help them to progress, achieve and believe in themselves. 

Year 6 Team:

Mrs Delooze and Mrs Grieff work alongside your children every day. They are both highly experienced working in Year 6 and are valued members of the Year 6 team.

Mrs Wright and Mrs Carmen support your children on every alternate Tuesday.

SATs Test Information:

What are SATs in the UK?

SATs are tests administered by primary schools in England to children in Year 2 and Year 6 to gauge their educational progress.

They will also be assessed by their teachers on subjects including speaking, listening, writing and science.

 

In KS2 (Year 6), SATs are compulsory and children will sit official SATs in:

  • English Reading
  • English Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Maths

By using our Teacher Assessment, schools and the government are able to judge a child's performance in a subject over a longer period of time. This means that teachers are able to account for a child's whole knowledge and ability in a subject, not just that from a test environment.

P.E.

Children should have their P.E. kit in with them every day. We do P.E. lessons every Tuesday (with Mr Holt) and then alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays (with Miss Grice and Mrs Cornelia). 

Please make sure your child has a white T-shirt, black shorts or leggings and black pumps or trainers. 

Please can you ensure that any earrings are removed in preparation for the lesson. If they cannot be removed, please teach your child how to put plasters over them.

Lunch

School dinners are £2.20 and funds must be added to your child's ParentPay account. If you do not have a log in then please see the office staff. 

Year 6 lunch time is between 12:15pm - 1:05pm.

Snacks

At break time the children have the option to buy toast, which is 25p each. Please make sure children bring some money into school if they wish to purchase toast at break time. You can also provide your child with fruit.

This Term:

In English, we are focusing on the text 'Holes'. We are creating diaries based on events from the novel and then moving onto a non-fiction discussion text around saving some of the creatures from the book.

We will also be looking at ensuring the children are covering the basics in English from Year 3-5 before moving onto covering the sentence structures, punctuation and language features appropriate for the texts we are covering.

In Maths, we are learning about place value, ordering and comparing numbers and negative numbers. We will also be covering the 4 operations (additions, subtraction, multiplication and division) and finding the most efficient and accurate written method to work out different calculations.

Fractions, decimals and percentages will also be a focus this term.

In our wider curriculum, we will be learning about: 

  • History - War (including the English Civil War, WW1 and WW2)
  • Geography - OS maps and conducting fieldwork
  • Science - classifying living things and evolution
  • Computing - being safe online and our digital 5-a-day
  • RE
  • Art - looking at the still life work of Georgia O'Keefe and creating our own still life compositions
  • Spanish - greetings and introductions

Homework in Year 6

Homework is given on a Monday. It will be due in on a Thursday.

When is Homework Club? 

It is on a Tuesday. Anyone in Year 6 can come, it is open to all. Make sure you have signed a permission slip for your child to come and let us know if they will be walking home alone.

What happens in Homework Club?

This is to give children the opportunity to ask if they are unsure. We expect the children to ask us if they are unsure as we are promoting resilience and independance in preparation for High School.

What other homework does my child have?

This is what we expect your child to do:

  • Read a minimum of 4 times a week, at least 4 pages at a time. It would be beneficial if you discuss what your child has read with them.
  • Complete their spellings to be checked on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • To access TT Rock Stars, Reading Plus and Spelling Shed at home. Your children have their own passwords in their reading record.

We firmly believe that your children need a healthy balance of work and rest, and for this reason we do not set any lengthy homework to be completed over weekends.

We are also mindful that your children will have an increase of homework in High School, so we are trying to prepare them for the demands they will face there.

Thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support in this.

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