Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 Team

2020 - 2021

Mrs Christie - Class Teacher

Mrs Taylor - Learning Support Assistant


Autumn Term 2020


Who was Richard III and what happened to him?

How does light ravel and how do we see?

How do Muslims show their commitment to God?

How do computer networks work?

What happened to the town of Pompeii?

What is evolution and are humans really descended from apes?

What was the impact of World War 1 and 2?


All these questions and more will be answered during this first term!



PE

We will be having two PE lessons each week, on Mondays and Fridays. These will be taught by our sports coach, Mr Wolfe.

It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named.

Homework

Children will receive two pieces of homework each week which will be linked to current learning in maths and English/grammar. They will receive this on a Friday and have a week to complete it and return. They should be able to complete it independently or with little support but please encourage your child to speak to me if they have any problems. In addition to this, we ask that all pupils practise their spellings and times tables regularly and read at least 4 times a week.

Spelling Shed helps children to practise their spellings via a simple game. The game gives four different degrees of support in the form of difficulty modes: Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. Higher levels allow a higher score to be achieved but children can practise as much as they like on lower levels before trying to gain high scores. The scores achieved give a league position and each class has its own league position within a school league and Spelling Shed’s world league.


Once your child has their login information they can access our online game via http://play.spellingshed.com. The class will be tested every Friday. The idea is that your child practices their spellings at home via the online 'Spelling Shed' resource as described above. If you do not have access to this, then please use the list on the school website.

Times Tables Rock Stars is a wonderful maths resource for your child to learn and practice their times tables to improve fluency and speed. It is expected that all Year 6 pupils should know their times tables by heart and it impacts greatly on their ability to complete other types of maths questions. The fun online resource is incredibly effective and highly recommended. It has been thoroughly enjoyed by many previous pupils in Year 6.


Things we need

  • A bottle of water (no juice please in case of sticky spillages!).

  • A healthy snack at break.

  • A bag with reading book and reading record. Year 6 pupils may bring their own stationary to school if they wish but we will provide everything they need.

  • PE kit - Please make sure you label your child's clothing with their name to ensure that it can be returned to your child if lost and found.

Celebrating success!

Year 6 is full of amazing children and we want to celebrate every success and achievement during this year both inside and outside of school. We would love to hear about all the amazing things your child does, so please tell us about them.


...and finally

As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything, please let us know. If you would like a longer meeting to talk about your child’s needs please make an appointment so we can discuss your queries without feeling rushed. If you need any other information please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Christie

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