Welcome to Year 6! A big hello and welcome to all children, parents and carers.
All the children have settled well into their new classes and are starting to get back into the swing of the autumn term.
This page aims to answer basic questions and includes some reminders and requests.
Maths is taught daily. Children will have weekly maths skills tests to reinforce the key skills in the SATs papers. A strong focus on the four operations will help keep them up to speed with arithmetic. We will use these alongside the new Inspire maths scheme, more information on Inspire can be found on the website or in the information letter. Please ask your child to tell you more about it! We will also be subscribing to Times Tables Rockstars this year, a fun and interactive programme to practise fluency of multiplication facts, more to follow soon…
The children are now familiar with the Talk for Writing scheme of work and will continue to use the same format in Yr 6.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught within English lessons and in a separate session to prepare pupils for the SpaG SATs assessment.
Reading will be a strong focus this year to ensure the children can confidently access a variety of text types.
PE takes place every Monday and Friday so children need to have their full PE kits including suitable footwear (plimsolls).
Our History topic this term is Crime and Punishment. We start by thinking about the kind of crimes that are common today and how we punish them. It then goes on to look at a timeline of Britain from the Romans to today and introduces the broad themes that will be looked at over the coming lessons. The children will also become familiar with vocabulary that will be useful throughout the scheme of work, such as judge, jury, pillory and transportation.
RE we are learning what the 7 ‘I am’ statements are and their meaning to Christians. We will also think about how do the ‘I am’ statements relate to us. Further to that we will be looking at some Old Testament stories. The Big 6 with the Clergy Team is something we are all looking forward to! The children will be preparing their first Eucharist service for the end of term.
Spellings are given out on Monday for a test on Friday, with exercises for the children to practice at home; maths homework will be set on My Maths or Mathletics and will be set on Fridays to be completed by Tuesday; a piece of literacy or research is handed out on Friday for return on Tuesday. Your child will also bring home a reading book: please try to read and discuss the book with them every day.
If you wish you child to walk to and from school by themselves, please ensure that you have given written consent to the office and that the class teacher has been informed.
Mobile phones and valuables
If children bring in a mobile phone to school then it must be turned off before entering the premises and only used outside the gates. Phones must be handed into the teacher at the beginning of the day along with any other valuables – money/house keys etc. Ensure money is in named purse or small envelope so that the teachers can lock it away for the duration of the day.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is very important that children attend school and arrive promptly (we start at 8.30am!) as Y6 is a very busy year and all learning time is crucial for children to achieve their full potential. Records of punctuality and attendance are kept and sent on to the secondary schools that children will be attending.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Mondays 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.
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.
An updated school uniform requirement list is available from the school office if you are unsure of the correct uniform.
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 Autumn term!
Mrs Molloy, Mrs Yaseen, Mr Quinn and the Year 6 Team