Welcome to the Year 6 page!
Class teachers: Mrs Hockey and Mrs Patterson
Support staff: Mrs Davies
Welcome to the Year 6 page. Here you can find out about our daily routines, what we are learning and key things to remember.
You can stay up to date with what goes on by looking at our twitter or parents can access Class Dojo. If you would like more information on Class Dojo or need your parent password resending, please come and see Mrs Ditta or Miss Quinn.
Every Thursday afternoon, we have PE. Please see the uniform policy to ensure your child has the correct kit.
Children are provided with a piece of fruit daily. Fruit money costs £1 per week and is collected on Monday mornings.
In preparation for transition to secondary school, homework will form a crucial part of Year 6 learning. Over the course of the year, a range of homework will be given which will be closely related to what they are studying in school. Each child will have a homework diary where they can record any homework they are given.
In addition to specific pieces of homework set, in various areas of the curriculum, it is expected that reading, spellings and maths facts will be worked on continuously at home throughout the year.
Children are expected to read daily at home for a minimum of fifteen minutes. This should be recorded and signed by an adult in their reading records. The records are checked daily and pupils are rewarded with stamps which earn them extra playtime. Reading journals are used to further develop children's engagement and understanding of their reading.
In Year 6, we strive to develop a genuine love of reading and encourage children to discover their favourite types of books/magazines/authors in order to make reading enjoyable. Pupils have online access to a range of books through 'Active Learn', they will visit the library through school and will share stories in class. We encourage parents to share the enjoyment of reading with their children through library visits and reading together.
We have also recently begun to use a new online resource called 'Read Theory'. The children have their own logins and it is an excellent way to practise comprehension skills at home.
Spellings and Maths Facts
In Year 6, the children are expected to take responsibility for recognising and setting their own targets in relation to spellings and number facts. These will be regularly tested and monitored in order to ensure that children reach the expected level at the end of the key stage.
One of the most effective ways for the children to practise their multiplication and division facts is TT Rockstars. The children have access to this online resource both in school and at home.
In May 2018, the Year 6 children will sit national statutory tests in reading, grammar and mathematics. In order to prepare for these, they will work through a revision program which will include completion of revision workbooks. These books will be provided by the school but if they are lost there will be a charge for replacement copies.
Message for Pupils
Year 6 is an important, exciting and challenging year at school. We work closely together as a team and support each other every day. Our classroom is a place where you can learn, challenge yourself and feel confident in asking for help. Remember, real learning takes place when we are struggling to discover solutions so don't be afraid to make mistakes and have a go!