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2021 Y6 Parent Open Evening Presentation

Welcome to Autumn 2!

 

 

Welcome:

Welcome to Year 6, we hope you enjoy reading our class page.  

We hope you have had a great half term and have managed to have a rest, ready for the run up to Christmas! (We can officially say that word now that we are in Autumn 2!) We have got a very busy half term ahead of us!

Your teaching team will be Miss Hicks, Mrs Myers, Mrs Meek and Mrs Questa. Miss Hicks will teach all day on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Myers will teach every Wednesday morning, alternate Wednesday afternoons and all day Thursday and Friday. As well as being in class every morning, Mrs Meek will also teach alternate Wednesday afternoons.  We will also have Mrs Questa joining us on a Friday morning to teach small groups of children. 

In Year 6, we are becoming even more responsible and independent learners. We inspire and cultivate a mature approach to taking control of our own learning, becoming ready to face the risks and challenges in our futures, whilst embedding independence, resilience, teamwork and empathy.  

 

Our PE days will still be on a Monday and Thursday 

  

 

Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform with suitable sports trainers, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster – before you come to school! PE will continue to be outside.

 

Upcoming Events:

Open Mornings/Afternoons: Wednesday 10th November at 9.30am 

School trip to Skelton Grange: 23rd March 2022

BikeAbility: 28th - 30th March 2022 (More information will be sent out closer to the time, but children may borrow a bike if they don't have one.)

 

 

Latest News:

The children enjoyed an informative visit from D-side last week. They talked about social media and ways that they can try to keep themselves safer online. We discussed 'fake' and 'real' accounts and asked the children to see if they could identify which were real or fake. The children discovered that it is really difficult to identify which accounts are real or fake. We also discussed going through the settings of any online platform the children use, to ensure that they have it set to only family and friends being able to see their activity. 

We also did this short quiz. Can you try to guess (without using google) the years which these social media platforms started? 

Twitter  

Facebook

SnapChat

Tic Toc 

What was Tic Toc called before it changed its name and what year was that?

Instagram

YouTube

WhatsApp

Xbox

Playstation

 

We looked at these to highlight how new social media platforms are and that many parents didn't use them as children. 

 

 

Homework expectations:

In preparation for the children being ‘High School Ready’ homework will be planned in the following way:

  • Weekly times tables test on a FRIDAY to be marked in class.
  • Children will receive their 10-minute test revision guides which will form the basis of this homework.  They will have one for GPS (Grammar) and one for maths.  Please ensure that children have a go at all the activities in the 10-minute test and feel free to guide them, should they need some help.  We will go through these ON A FRIDAY so children MUST bring them into school on a Friday morning (this will be monitored).  These will remain unmarked if they do not.
  • Spellings – The children will have weekly spellings tests ON A TUESDAY based on spelling patterns and a list of statutory Y5/Y6 words. Following the test in class, words that the children will need to learn again will be recorded in their spelling books and we ask that you revise these with your child at home. 
  • Reading – Please use Go Read to record the reading you have been doing at home. 
  • Homework diaries are an important tool for the children to become independent and high school ready.  They are also a great opportunity to write notes for us and vice versa.  Please ensure that they are signed and brought into school EVERY DAY.  Children will be writing their new homework, spellings, tables etc in there too so please ensure that they bring them in.
  • From SEPTEMBER 2021, children are to complete a session of work on SUMDOG when directed by the teacher. The children may also be given work to complete online from either PurpleMash or Charanga (our music program). 

Calculation Policy for Mathematics. How we teach calculations in year 6

Year 6 Long division

As per our calculation policy, this is the method that children in year 6 must use when completing long division.

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