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Welcome to Year 6

The Year 6 Team

Teacher: Miss Rowland

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Williams

Maths Tutor: Mrs Dyson-Heywood

English Tutor: Mrs Harle

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 planner.

Useful Information

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

PE Kits: PE will be on a Monday and Friday afternoons.  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. 

Reading: Year 6 children are expected to read independently every night and they are able to sign their own planners.  This can be books or Reading Plus. 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.  

Homework Diaries are required in school every day.  Spelling results will be stuck in these each Friday. Passwords are available within the diary also.

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

Snack: Children can purchase a healthy snack every day, it costs 25p per item.

Lunch: Lunch will cost £2.30 per day.

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

In Year 6, there will be a large focus on learning the Key Year 5/6 words. The children will be expected to know how to spell them and use them as frequently as possible in their independent writing. The key words that the children are expected to know are attached at the bottom of the page along with those needed for Year 3/4.

 

The children will also need to know and understand certain grammatical terms for their SATS SPAG test. Knowledge of the grammatical terms and their definitions will certainly improve their independent writing and this document will be very useful when revising for SPAG after Christmas.

Reading:In class we will be reading a text as a whole class, your child will be part of a book group reading another book and, 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 entering 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. 

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.

For independent writing, the children will be expected to include all writing elements found in the writing assessment framework to achieve age related/ above age related expectations by the beginning of June 2018; these documents are attached at the bottom of this page.

 

The children will be expected to use a large variety of sentence styles in their independent writing. A really useful list of these sentence styles with examples is attached in a document at the bottom of the page and parents/carers can help children practise using these at home.

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

Class Assembly: In the Spring term we will be concentrating on the SATs and in the Summer, we will produce a summer production and leavers assembly.

SATs:To help aid revision for SATs attached at the bottom are 3 documents - Reading, SPAG and Maths revision; these documents will be really useful for your children throughout the year, should you wish to give them extra support. A document with a list of useful websites for SATS revision can be found at the bottom of the page.

We hope that you will find this information helpful.  If you require any further information please contact us via the office or your child’s planner.