Hello everyone and welcome to the Year 6 page! We hope that you all had fantastic summers and have really enjoyed our first half term back thus far. We have been incredibly impressed by the effort and attitudes of the children in these first few weeks back and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them better in this time.
We have already had one of our WOW experiences in this brief period of time. ‘Bikeability’ was great to be involved in as it gave the children an opportunity to develop their cycling skills, including their on-road ability.
Year 6 team:
Mrs Turton (Phase Leader/Year 6 Teacher)
Mr Hardwick (Year 6 Teacher)
Mrs Sutton (Teaching Assistant)
Mr Law (Teaching Assistant/PPA Cover)
Miss Hemming (Sports Coach/ PPA cover
Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.All children will be receiving the same spellings, unless otherwise agreed with individual families.
Please encourage your child to read as much as possible outside of school. It would be useful for all children to read a range of genres and authors over the course of the year as this will develop their knowledge and understanding substantially. Additionally, their comprehension of a text can be tested via our Accelerated Reader programme used in school.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due in the following week (written homework on a Wednesday, all others on a Friday unless otherwise stated).
Homework could be either English, Maths or Creative related. The English will directly influence the following week’s learning, whereas the maths generally consolidates work already completed in curriculum time.
All children also have an individual login for TT Rockstars. It is imperative in Year 6 that children have a secure and quick recall of their times tables as it underpins many mathematical concepts. TT Rockstars can be accessed via the app, which is free to download or via their website: https://www.ttrockstars.com/ If your child has any issues regarding logins or passwords, please contact Mrs Turton.
As you will be aware, your child will be taking their End of Key Stage 2 tests towards the end of Year 6. These tests are scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday 11th May 2020.
PE is on a Monday with Miss Hemming. It is essential for all children to have their PE kit in school at all times. Please can all children bring a named PE kit and suitable footwear.
Please don’t hesitate to come to speak to any of us at either the start of the day or at pick up. If you would like a longer conversation we can always book one in.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs Turton, Mr Hardwick, Mrs Sutton and Mr Law
We hope the children have thoroughly enjoyed our learning in the Autumn term, which has revolved around World Wars 1 and 2, whilst answering the question, 'What would you be prepared to do for the good of your country?'
After Christmas, we will be turning our attention to Australia and investigating the question of, 'Would you prefer to live in Australia aor England?' This will see the children undertake a wide variety of learning tasks aimed at analysing life in Australia and comparing it to their lives back home in England.
- Tuesday 15th/ Wednesday 16th October: Parents Evening (4pm-7pm)
- Monday 21st October- Friday 25th October- Year 6 residential to Shugborough
- Half Term : Monday 28th October- Friday 1st November
- Christmas Dinner: Thursday 12th December 2019 (non uniform)
- Christmas Panto and Year 5/6 Christmas Party: Monday 16th December 2019 (non uniform)
- D and T Day (Anderson shelters): Tuesday 17th Dedember 2019 (see separate letter)
- Break Up for Christmas: Friday 20th December 2019
- Inset Day: Monday 6th January 2019 (pupils not in)
- Pupils return to school: Tuesday 7th January 2019