Welcome back to Year 6!
A Happy New Year to parents and carers for the year 2020! Thank you for all your cards and fantastic gifts that we have received before Christmas. All the children have returned to school eager to start the new term and takeover-increasing responsibility for their learning.
This term is crucial for Year 6 as they will be preparing for their SATs in early May.We expect children to start a revision timetable before Easter to review the main areas of learning in English & Maths. Revision tools and aids will be posted online on the St Mary’s Website under the Year 6 class page. A meeting will be held later this term to discuss SATs with parents and carers.
Please come along!
Maths and English
During this term, we will be covering new concepts needed for SATs as well as revising the key skills. The children will be encouraged to revise these skills using Mathletics and revision booklets that will be provided as well as the links listed in the homework tab on the School Website. In reading, we will continue with daily Destination Reader sessions (including guided reading) to reinforce the different skills the children will need for their SATs.We have already written some excellent diary entries as Scott of the Antarctic and our next English lessons will be based on a beautiful book called the Snow Bear.
At the beginning of this term, we will continue our topic on the Antarctic. The children have loved finding out about and comparing, the geographical features of the Arctic and the Antarctic. It has been fascinating to learn all about Scott of the Antarctic and his party’s journey to the North Pole. We have written detailed diary entries about this and found out about how the Norwegians beat the British in their race to the North Pole. Our next topic is called Gallery Rebels and in this topic, we will learn a lot about different artists.
This term we will be learning about Liturgy, which is the communal response to, and participation in, the sacred ceremonies.For these lessons, we will visit our church, talk to Father Bruce and look at Christian artefacts such as the chalice and the paten. After that, we will be exploring the Easter story.
Spellings are given out on Friday for a test on Tuesday; maths homework will continue to be set online on Mathletics; children should also use the site to practise key skills in preparation for SATs. In addition to this, your child can also access additional learning in grammar using Spag.com, which they will have a personal login for. Children will also be given additional work in their revision guides from early January in Maths, Reading and SPAG. Please do support the children with their homework and check that they complete this weekly.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Thursdays and Fridays.
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Please ensure your child reads every day and ask them about what they have read. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and valued experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class –thank you
Jewellery and Nail Polish
We would like to remind parents that the only jewellery allowed at school are small stud earrings. Nail polish is not allowed.
If your child needs a mobile phone it must be clearly labelled, switched off before they enter the school premises and handed into the Teacher for safekeeping during the day.
TBC Y6 SATs Meeting
31-01-20 School Disco Rectory Gardens
07-02-20 WhenI Grow Up Day
13-02-20 E-Safety Parent/Carer Workshop Coffee Morning
17-02-20 Half Term
24-02-20 Children return to school
05-03-20 World Book Day
Early March Secondary School offers w/c
16.03.20 Mock SATs Week
19-03-20 Class Photos
26-03-20 Height and Weight measurements Y6
01-04-20E aster Procession
04-04-20PSA Easter Egg Hunt
w/c 06-04-20 Easter Holiday
20-04-20 Children return to school
If there is anything that you would like to talk to us about, please feel free to talk to us before or after school, or make an appointment via the school office. We look forward to a busy Spring Term!MrsR Molloyand Mrs H FrohockYear 6 Team