Welcome to Year 6!
Your class teachers are:
Mr Bate (6B) (Phase Manager for Lower Key Stage 2 - Year 3 and Year 4)
Miss Hefford (6H) (Phase Manager for Upper Key Stage 2 - Year 5 and Year 6).
Our Topics for this year are:
Crime and Punishment (including the Tudors)
Black History - The Civil Rights Movement
Bravery (including World War 2 and The Holocaust)
Come to the Cabaret (Production based creative learning)
Our Class Readers this year will be:
Treason by Berlie Doherty
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Mathematics is taught every day and children are encouraged to practise number bonds, multiplication tables, division facts, doubles and halves, knowledge of formal methods of the 4 operations and conversion facts between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Writing and SPaG is taught every day, children are encouraged to write for a purpose at home using grammar and punctuation taught at school. children are encouraged to revisit capital letters, full stops, commas and other higher level punctuation when ready. Spellings are highlighted in the planner and are tested throughout the week. children are expected to be able to define the words as well as spell them. Children are introduced to higher level vocabulary and are actively encouraged to learn their meanings, and use them in their writing and verbally at school and at home.
Year 6 will have PE on Thursdays (indoors) and Fridays (outdoor).
Please ensure long hair is tied back and any earrings removed on these days. It is helpful if girls wearing tights have a spare pair of socks in their PE Bags.
Please make sure all of your child's clothing is named, especially jumpers and cardigans which they take off during the day. This is also very important for PE kit when all the children get changed at once.
Reading regularly at home is of paramount importance to support your child's development. We recommend 20 minutes each day where practically possible. The more familiar the books are, the more pleasurable reading will be for your child. If they are reading the text with ease (reading like talking), this is absolutely fine as this will develop their fluency and reading speed. Questioning your child about what they have read, will help to develop their understanding of the text.
Children are encouraged to read a range of books at home that link to our topics, these can be borrowed from our class libraries.
Pupil Planners are also Reading Records, and there are lists of Year 6 words to read and spell. Planners must be in school every day as they are used to support your child's learning and record any messages
Most homework set will be available to access on online portals listed below. The requirements for these will be stated in your child's planner, where log in details will also be available.
www.readtheory.org (Reading Comprehension)
www.j2e.com/j2blast (SATS Revision)
Family Projects are a fun way for your child to teach you, what they have learned and are learning about in school. Please look out for the family projects set throughout the year and have fun being creative with your child in showcasing their learning.
Completion of home learning will significantly help the development and progress of your child at school. Thank you for your continued support.