Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

At the heart of the Community

 

Welcome to Year 6!

Class teacher:  Mrs Hockey

Teaching Assistant:  Miss Ditta and Mrs Morris

Year 6 is a very important and very busy year as we prepare the pupils for their transition to high school. Please find below important information so that you can support your child in achieving their full potential this year. If you would like to contact me, you are very welcome to at year6teacher@holytrinity.tameside.sch.uk 

Reading

Pupils in Year 6 are expected to read their colour banded reading book three times each week. When they have finished reading, they must summarise what they have read in their purple reading journal homework book. When they finish their reading book, they must complete a 'finishing activity' before choosing a new book. Purple journals must be handed in on Monday and Thursday so that we can check that pupils are reading and understanding their books.

Although pupils are able to read independently, please do listen to your child read out loud sometimes as they love having an audience for their reading! This really helps to develop their reading fluency too.

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk can also be accessed by your child, from home, to supplement reading. For example, if your child finishes their reading book at the weekend, they may choose a different book online to read until they are able to change their book at school.

Please sign your child's reading record book each time they read. 

 

Spelling homework 

New spellings are given out each Monday and children must learn them ready for a test each Friday. Pupils also have to complete a spelling homework task in their pink homework book each week. This must be handed in on Friday mornings.

 

Number facts

It is essential that your child knows all their multiplication and division facts up to 12x12. This is so that they can access learning in maths with confidence. Please encourage your child to practise these facts regularly using www.ttrockstars.com which is a fantastic, fun and free website that we subscribe to. 

 

Swimming

We will be swimming every Monday throughout Year 6. Please make sure that your child has the correct kit each Monday morning and that any jewellery is removed before coming to school.

 

PE

PE is every Thursday. Please make sure that your child has a plain black zip-up style jacket or hooded jumper to keep them warm as the weather gets colder as it will be outside (unless it is raining heavily).

 

Fruit money

Fruit is provided at each playtime. Fruit money is £1 per week and should be given to Miss Ditta each Monday please. Thank your for your support in this.