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Year 6 Focus

Class Information

The teaching team in Year 6 are Miss Steele (key stage leader), Mrs Lockyer and Miss Cox. The teachers will be supported by Mrs Raybould, Ms Mlynarska, and Mrs Thornhill.

If you have a message in the morning, please do this through the office and the message will be passed on. Could we please remind you that you should not be entering the school unless you have been signed in through the school office and have been given a visitors tag to wear- this is for safety reasons.

PE kit will need to be worn on the days detailed in the Friday contact. As well as indoor PE, we will also be doing PE outside, so please make sure that your child has suitable clothing for cold, wet weather, i.e. trainers, tracksuit bottoms as well.

Please continue to look out for the ‘Friday Contact’ newsletter for any other information about what is happening in school, especially the Key Dates. We appreciate all your support in your child’s education. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss anything.

Many thanks Mrs Lockyer and Miss Cox

Information for Parents – Summer 2022

This term in Literacy we will be using different texts such as; Flood, Beowolf and Romeo and Juliet, to focus on different areas of the curriculum. These will include; diary-style setting description, non-chronological reports, adventure stories and playscripts.

In Mathematics, children in year 6 will be focusing on; revision for SATs, looking back through the curriculum and focussing on anything children are unsure with and preparing them for year 7. They will continue to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills through a range of activities and will use a range of practical equipment to explore and investigate numbers and the number system. There will also be a focus on quick mental recall of number facts and multiplication facts.

Building Learning Power

This term we will continue to use the Building Learning Powers vocabulary to help the children talk about their learning, in line with the school's behaviour policy. Children will be rewarded with plenty of house points, R star awards and golden pupil certificates if they show these learning behaviours exceptionally well. Please refer to the separate leaflet for a reminder of the 5 Rs.

Kampong Ayer

During this geography-based topic, children will be using a range of skills to interpret facts about; environmental, physical and human geography by using sources of evidence and up-to-date research. We will also be looking at levers and pulleys to move water in science; creating collage and printing in art and using charanga for a ‘music and me’ sequence of learning.

HOME - SCHOOL LEARNING

Reading: It is expected that children will bring home their accelerated reader book from school and read this on a daily basis. At school, they will then take a quiz on their book, so it would be beneficial to your child/children if you could ask them questions about what they have read in order to support their understanding of the book.

Mathematics: It is expected that children will practise their mental recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 on a daily basis at home using the Times Table Rockstars. It would also be beneficial to your child to work on telling the time at home.

Spellings: Children will be sent home with a list of spellings each week that will need to be learnt ready for a test the following week. These words need to be practised regularly as they are from the year 5/6 statutory spelling list.

Topic Work: Please see below a copy of the ‘Menu’ of optional activities that your child may choose to complete. These activities are intended to provide the opportunity for you and your child to learn together and extend knowledge in the topic area. There will be no written feedback for this work; however, children are encouraged to bring in their learning and share with the class. The children’s learning will be rewarded with lots of praise and house points and be displayed! We really want the children to feel proud of their learning achieved outside the classroom.