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Welcome to Year 6

This term (Spring 2) our topic is Tomorrow's World, which focuses on what life might be like in the future.  The children will be editing and creating games using Scratch in ICT sessions, writing newspaper reports and stories in Literacy and designing a gadget and a futuristic cityscape.

 

In Reading lessons, we are practising answering questions about short texts to get us ready for our SATs in May.  The more the children read at home, the better as it will increase their reading speed.


The children will consider what life might be like in the future.
The children will consider what life might be like in the future.

SATs

The children is Year 6 are currently busy making sure they know everything they need to know to do their best in the SATs tests. 

This is the timetable:

Monday 13th May - Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (45 minute grammar test and 20 question spelling test)

Tuesday 14th May - Reading (60 minute test where children need to answer a range of questions on 3 different texts)

Wednesday 15th May - Maths (30 minute arithmetic test and 40 minute reasoning test)

Thursday 16th May - Maths (40 minute reasoning test)

 

It is vitally important children school on time all week.

 

The video below from Michael Tidd talks about what each test involves.

To help your child prepare for their tests, you can:

  • read together and ask them questions about the text.  Why did that character do that?  What do you think will happen now?  Ask children to show you which part of the text proves their answer is right
  • practise calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • help children practise the spellings they have been given
  • look at past SATs papers together or work through some questions from revision guides
  • attend the parent SATs meeting
  • ask a member of Year 6 staff if you have any questions

Our Teachers

We have three classes in Year 6:

Sapphire Class, Saffron Class and Scarlet Class

They will be supported and guided through this important year by:-

  • Miss Benn
  • Mrs Coleman
  • Miss Lovell
  • Miss Bridger
  • Mrs Broughton
  • Mrs Vakada
  • Mrs Baig
  • Mrs Botto

all working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.

Miss Benn is our Year Group Leader.

Click here to read our leaflet which outlines learning expectations for the end of Year 6.

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Year 6 School Journey

Click here to find our Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well-hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

In Year 6 homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.

We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework.

We will provide your child with a folder and Home Learning Journal for the adult to initial to show they have been practising their reading, maths and spelling skills.  We encourage the children to keep their homework folders in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning. 

 

The system is slightly different this year and children will be asked to read 5 times a week, practise their targets from their Maths Passports and practise their spellings.  Year Six children will also have a project based on our topic to complete by the end of the half term so we suggest completing a bit each week. 

 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and will be checked the following Thursday.

It is really important the children get into good habits with homework in Year 6 to help them get ready for secondary school.

Children should have their homework folders, with Maths Passports in, and reading books in school every day.