Welcome back to a new school year and to Y6.
A note from Miss Doan
I will be your child’s teacher for the morning sessions
This half-term we will be looking at
English: Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and covering lots of writing genres.
Maths: Place value, 4 operations and problem solving and fractions and decimals
I am looking forward to seeing the children make lots of progress and becoming more confident in their reading, writing and mathematical skills.
A note from Mrs. Ashton
Hello and welcome to Year 6. I will be teaching Year 6 in the afternoons. Here are this half-term’s topics:
Science = The Human Body, focusing on the heart and the circulatory system.
Geography = Comparing localities – comparing the UK and a country in Europe.
Art = Still life drawing, use of shade
RE = Ideas about God from the Bible
PSHE= Keeping Healthy (linked to Science)
Music = Singing, listening & appraisal, composition and performance
PE = This half term we go to DCC every Tuesday afternoon and have PE in school on a Wednesday.
ICT = How the Internet can help us
The class will be taking their statutory SATs tests in the week beginning 14th May 2018. Your child must be in school that week.
These tests have changed a lot in format and content following the introduction of the new national curriculum. I will hold a meeting for parents as soon as we have had more information from the government about any changes to the writing assessment (as this is not tested).
By the beginning of year 6, your child should know all the multiplication/division facts up to 12×12 at speed. Therefore, he/she will need to practise learning these regularly at home, even if he/she already knows them (to ensure he/she does not forget them). Ways in which to practise learning them:
- Chant them through
- Quickfire questions – test your child when you are driving/walking to work or at breakfast time etc.
- Play games – many different ones can be bought or you can make your own up
- Games on the internet through websites such as www.multiplication.com, www.mathszone.com and many others
- Make cards with a question on one side and the answer on the other so your child can practise individually
Your child will be expected to learn a specific multiplication table at a time (if they do not already know them all) and will be tested on this weekly.
Children are expected to read daily. This could be a reading book from the school scheme or a school/home library book. The children have been told what colour band they are and if they are additionally a ‘free reader’ (which means they can choose a school colour-banded book or any book of their choice).
In Y6, children should be reading a variety of texts including non-fiction books. The children will be provided with a ‘Home school record’ book which doubles up as a reading diary, homework diary and spelling list. Please ensure your child records his/her daily reading in this book and brings it into school each day. These books will be checked by Mrs. Mizera once a week.
Reading and Maths homework will be given out on a Tuesday due the following Tuesday.
Grammar homework will be given out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday.
Mrs. Ashton’s Spelling homework will be given out on Friday and is due in the following Friday.
Your child will be given 5 individual spellings weekly which they are to learn for the following week. These words are ones which they failed to spell correctly from words which the government say children should know in primary schools. They are expected to write these words out (using the Look – Say – Cover – Write – Check system which has been explained to the children) a minimum of 5 times and write each one in a sentence to show they understand the meaning. Your child will need to bring back into school their spelling sheet showing they have done this work on the day of their test. Additionally, your child has been told a multiplication/division table they should learn which they will be tested on.
Other information and reminders
- Children will need their PE kits on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Children do not need a pencil case in school as they are provided with all the equipment they will need.
- Jewellery is not allowed (except for stud earrings and a watch)