Hello and welcome to Year 6!
Our whole Year 6 team is here to support your child’s learning and development this year.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome your child and yourselves to Year 6. The Year 6 team are very keen to get the year started, and would like you to know that we are here to not only support your child’s learning and development in school, but also at home. Therefore, please speak to your child’s teacher about anything you feel you could do at home to assist your child further.
The Year 6 team are as follows: Ms Yasmin, Mr Dempsey, Mr T, Ms Nikki, Ms Sumi, Ms Nasima, Ms Shabia and Ms Parvez. Our support staff work with groups and work one-to-one with individual children during lessons. Other members of staff will also be running interventions to support the children’s learning.
Year 6 is a very busy year! There will be lots of exciting learning and trips planned this year and, then, towards the end of the academic year, we will be preparing for our end of year production. Year 6 is also a SATs year. KS2 SATs will take place in the week commencing 11th May 2020. We don’t want your child to worry about the SATs but we do want him/her to be prepared. There are a few things you can do to help your child at home and make sure that he/she can achieve his/her absolute best. Please see the sections below.
Your child will have regular reading sessions in class, but they would also benefit greatly from further reading at home too. Each child will take home a class book and library book each week. Please make sure that book bags (with their books inside) are brought into school each day. Your child has been given a Reading Record book (Reading Journal). We expect your child to read for at least 20 minutes every evening and log this in their Reading Record (at the back of their reading journals). Please make sure your child completes at least one reading journal activity at home each week. Both classes will visit the library on a Monday each week. Please make sure your child has read his/her library book, and returns it as soon as it’s finished.
There are lots of opportunities to include maths skills in everyday life, for example: telling the time; working out totals/change in shops; following recipes. Learning timestables is very important, as knowing them can make a variety of calculations easier and quicker to solve. There are a number of websites which can help your child with his/her maths skills: BBC Bitesize KS2, Purple Mash, Crickweb.
Please make sure that your child brings in a full PE kit at the beginning of each half term. The PE kits will be kept in school and sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. Each item in the PE kit needs to be named. We will have our PE sessions on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday afternoons.
For PE, each child should wear: dark coloured shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a white T-shirt. PE bags are available from the school uniform shop and are priced at £2.00. Children need to wear trainers or pumps for outdoor PE.
English and maths homework will be given out each Friday and needs to be returned by the Wednesday of the following week. Children should also read a range of texts for about 20 mins a day. Each child has a reading journal and a reading log with a range of reading activities to work through - children should aim to complete at least one entry per week. Children will also be given spellings to practise each week and will be tested on these spellings on Fridays. Maths homework with be set on mymaths when appropriate or children will be given homework activities to consolidate their learning in class. A secure knowledge of timestables is essential.
Dates for the diary
There will be a year 6 meeting on Monday 9th September at 9.20am and again at 3.00pm where you can find out more about the year 6 curriculum.
6Yclass assembly: 9.30 am on Tuesday 29th October
6D class assembly: 9.30am on Tuesday 5th November
Secondary school transfer meeting
There will be another meeting regarding secondary school transfers for the next academic year, where you will be given an information pack to support you with this process. The date of this meeting will be confirmed in next week’s newsletter.
Please remember …
- to tell the office or your child’s teacher if someone other than yourself will be collecting your child at the end of the day
- to tell the office if your child will be walking home from school alone
- to write your child’s name in their coat, uniform and PE kit
- not to use your mobile phones within school or in the school playground
- to check the school’s website for the weekly newsletter (paper copies are available in the school office)
- to download the school app- to keep up to date with the latest news (ourschoolsapp)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Year 6 team at the end of the school day.
Thank you for all your support.
The Year 6 Team
Please click on the icons below to read about what the children will be learning in each subject area: