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What we have been doing in Year 6

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Everything you need to know about Year 6

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 6.  This webpage is designed to give you an overview of what we will be doing and some of the ways that you can help your child to succeed.

The Year 6 Team

Year 6 will be taught by Mrs Bates and Mrs Latimer.  If you have any queries or need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can leave messages for us at the school office, talk to us at home time and you can also write in your child’s reading diary.

Useful Information

To help your child be organised we provide the following information.

PE Kits: PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon.  PE kits should be sent to school as soon as possible and we will send them home to be washed at half term.  Kits and pumps should be named.  Details of all kit and uniform is on the website.  Children regularly take part in extra PE sessions and it is important that kit is available at all times.

Reading: Year 6 children are expected to read independently EVERY NIGHT and they are able to sign their own planners.  It is helpful if you can initial to confirm that the reading is actually taking place.  You can also log any concerns that you may have.  

Reading Diaries are required in school every day. 

Uniform: We expect Year 6 children to act as role-models to ensure that standards of appearance are high, ties must be worn; shirts tucked in and long hair tied back.

Outdoor Coat: Please ensure your child has a warm and preferably waterproof coat to wear at break and lunchtimes.

Book bags: Space in the cloakroom is very limited, it would be helpful if children could use the school book bags and not large rucksacks or bags.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.  Every week, your child will be expected to complete Maths and Grammar homework in addition to learning spellings, times tables and reading..

Independence:From the very start of the year, we will be encouraging the children to be more independent and take responsibility for their learning and actions.  The pace of learning will accelerate and your child will be expected to “take control” of their learning by recognising what they need to do to improve - in some cases this may mean additional work.

Reading: In class, we will be reading a text as a whole class, in addition they will also have a personal reading book.  We need to encourage the children to recognise that they read for different purposes and that pleasure is an important one.  Children will be encouraged to read different genres and poetry.

Maths: Children in Year 6 should know their times tables and have instant recall.  We will be working on this to ensure that problem-solving skills are not restricted by lack of basic knowledge.  Children will be given a range of games and strategies to use and practise at, and away from school to help them improve and we hope that you will support them at home.

Writing: Your child will be writing for lots of different purposes and we will be looking at different styles of writing.  During the year we will be introducing more punctuation to develop and improve writing and practising our grammar.  We will encourage the children to widen their vocabulary and investigate the meanings and origins of words.

Topics: All the subjects we will study this year are detailed in the Curriculum information documents which are available to view below.

SATs: Obviously, while in Year 6, your child will take the SATs examinations in Reading, Maths, Spelling and Grammar.  There will be an information evening for parents held in the Spring term to provide you with all the details regarding the process, the tests and the results.  We will also provide you with information to support revision and preparation.  Early in the Spring term we will start offering the booster breakfast sessions as part of our revision programme, but more detailed information will be available nearer the time.

Transition: Early in the Autumn term we will be visited by the High School.  All of the information regarding the change of schools will be sent to you and we may be able to offer some support during the process.

We hope that you will find this information helpful.  If you require any further information please contact us. 

Curriculum Information Booklets

Autumn Term 2018

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