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2021 Y6 Parent Open Evening Presentation

This rainbow symbolises what Spirituality means to Year 6.

Welcome to our Year 6 Class Page

We hope you have had a lovely Easter!

 

NEWS FLASH:

We are looking forward to seeing you all at 8:30am on Monday for breakfast.

You are all truly amazing Year 6. You've got this!

 

Welcome:

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

 

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 are now on a Monday and Wednesday.

  

 

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:

 

SATS: 9th May - 12th May 2022.  Don't worry, Year 6, you've got this!

The children will complete the assessments on the following days:

Monday 9th May - GPS Paper 1 and 2. (Paper 1 will focus on grammar, punctuation and some spellings. Paper 2 is a spelling test) 

Tuesday 10th May - Reading Test

Wednesday 11th May - Maths Paper 1 and Maths Paper 2 (Paper 1 is the arithmetic paper and Paper 2 is a reasoning paper.)

Thursday 12th May - Maths Paper 3 (This is a reasoning paper and the final test)

 

Monday 13th June - Special workshop event day in school linked to our final topic. (More information to be sent out after Easter.)

 

Monday 26th June - Year 6 Open Afternoon from 2.15pm

 

We are also planning lots of lovely events over the final term and will keep you posted as soon as these are finalised. 

 

Latest News:

 

We have had a lovely last week of this term - despite the weather!  Can you believe that we were in T-shirts, having a picnic last week?!  The children have completed their Bikeability and were fantastic!  They didn't let the weather get them down and they kept at it all day.  The instructors were very impressed with our amazing year 6 children - you made us very proud!

 

We had a wonderful school trip to Skelton Grange and the weather was incredible!  When you're outdoors all day, it makes a real difference.  The children learnt about early taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus, the taxonomy system he created and why classifying is important in science; they took part in pond-dipping, classifying the pond creatures using a characteristics key; they had to identify trees by their characteristics and they were early scientists, illustrating plants with their leaves and buds.  Phew!  What a great day!  It was a fab way to launch our new biology topic: Living Things and their Habitats.  In Year 6, this focuses on classification.

 

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.

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings

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

Maths Vocabulary for Year 6. Here are the key mathematical terms and the vocabulary we will use with the children.

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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