Year 6 Class Page
Dear Children and Parents,
Welcome to the Class Page for Year 6.
We will be using this page to show some of the exciting learning we have been doing and will try to update this regularly. We will also share some key information, documents, homework and letters relevant to Year 6. We hope you enjoy browsing!
The Year 6 Team (Miss Murray, Mrs Shepherd, Mrs Brown, Mrs Poole, Mrs Doran and Miss Jacques)
Non-stop Machines and Explosive Starbursts
We recognise that this will be a challenging but rewarding year for your child. We will be encouraging resilience, independence and being the best we can be, in a warm, caring environment. To make this challenging year successful, good behaviour will be paramount and we hope you will support us with this.
We are out in the playground every day before school so if you have any concerns please come and speak to us. We will try to resolve things there and then, however if you require a longer discussion an appointment can be made at a convenient time. Parent Dojo invitations will be given out at the start of the term. We encourage you to use this facility as a way of communicating with us. We will also use this as a way of sharing the children’s achievements with you.
Read every night for at least 20 - 30 minutes. It is still expected that you listen to your child read at least once a week. This will give you and your child an opportunity to discuss the text that they are reading. Children are expected to have their reading book and organisers in school every day.
The children will learn spellings patterns in lessons and be given spellings or spelling patterns to practise at home. It is expected that children know Year 3/4 spellings (as shown in this booklet) and will be working on Year 5/6 spellings in class.
To be able to access the maths curriculum, it is expected that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12 off by heart, doubling and halving numbers up to 100 and number bonds to 100. Giving your children opportunity to practise real life maths is really beneficial. For example, weighing ingredients and using money.
Homework will be set at the start of each term and will support work that happens in Year 6. In Year 6, it is the quality of work that is produced rather than the quantity. Homework is often displayed in the classroom or in the corridors and is used as a resource to support the children in their learning.
As in previous years, the cloakroom areas are tight so we ask the children to bring their books into school in a school book bag. This is the blue one they have been using in Year 5. PE kit will need to be in a drawstring bag and will hang on their peg with their coat. Children need to ensure that they have their P.E kit in school as without it, due to health and safety regulations, they will be unable to take part in PE lessons.