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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Our classes and teachers in Year 6 are:

 

         GANGSTA GRANNIES       THE MIDNIGHT GANG             THE BILLIONAIRES

                            

         Teacher: Mrs Jenny Sim             Teacher: Mrs Nicola Sheil and           Teacher: Mrs Alison Milner

                                                                Miss Fiona Gambles                     and Mrs Dawn Davies  

                                                                                     

Our Teaching Assistants are:

Cheryl Knowles                Jenine Leather                        Laura Trimble

 

Learning outcomes for YEAR 6

In Year 6 we love to learn through an exciting curriculum that builds on prior knowledge and skills, creates independent and enthusiastic learners and build resilience as they prepare for their transition to Year 7.

Through our excellent resources such as the Imaginarium, nature area, our brand new stimulating learning environments and dedicated staff, we aim to make the children’s learning stimulating and inspiring.

Through mixing up the classes from Year 5, we teach children to adapt to new situations and build on their existing skills on building relationships ready for the wider world.

Through our learning challenge curriculum, we provide the children with a range of opportunities to learn through experiments, play, group work, visitors and trips.

As a team with our parents, families and children, we hope to instill a love of learning in our pupils in order to achieve their true potential and be successful in their primary school career. Through the Art of Being Brilliant, we support children in being a positive role model for peers and members of our school community.

 

PE

PE is on a variety of days so children should have the appropriate kit in school at all times.

Reading books

The children receive new reading books frequently and will be given challenging, stimulating and inspiring texts to read in reading sessions in school. Children should be reading a variety of genres and text types as often as possible so that they are widening their awareness and experience of different authors and poets.

Helping your child to read at home

Please take time each night to listen to your child read their book from school (and any other books they may like to read!), this will really boost their confidence and reading skills and is a lovely way of spending calm, quality time together after a busy day.

Here are some useful websites to help you support your child’s reading at home:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Accelerated Reader website www.ukhosted59.renlearn.co.uk/2234139/

www.wordsforlife.literacytrust.org.uk

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Spelling lists are given each week to learn at home. Please encourage your child to not only learn how to spell the word but to learn what it means and how they would use it in a sentence. The children will complete a test on those words the following week.

Here are some useful websites to support your child’s learning of spelling and grammar at home:

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy.html#5

 

Maths

In Year 6 it is vital that the children know all of their times tables up to 12x12 and that they are able to recall individual times tables when needed. It is an important skill as so many other areas of maths relies on this knowledge e.g. fractions. Children should be revising their skills as often as possible and they can use fun, interactive games in order to do this.

http://www.mad4maths.com/

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

Covers a range of subjects

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

Diaries

Every half term, the children receive a new reading diary. They need to write in it every night to say what reading they have done at home please. Please sign your child’s diary every week to let us know that you’ve seen the teacher’s comments.

Homework

Children will be given Grammar and Reading homework on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Maths homework will be given on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Spellings will be given weekly.

Reading, spelling and times tables practice is expected to be done daily.

Booster

There will be booster sessions running before and after school- you will receive a letter with more information in due course.

Useful Information

Year 6 Welcome Parent Booklet 2017-2018 Term 2

Year 6 expectations booklet 2017

 

 

Information for parents about end of Key Stage 2 assessments Information for Parents re SATs

Residential information