Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 will be taught by Mr Allen, Miss Sumner and Mrs Tuach. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any concerns about your child. Our PE will be on a Friday afternoon for Miss Sumner's class and Mr Allen's class. However, the children need their kit in school every day in case of unexpected activities being scheduled at the last minute.
In English, we will be writing engaging narratives and increase our independence in writing. English homework will be given on Wednesday to be completed and returned by the following Monday. This will usually consist of a written activity, grammar task or a reading comprehension. Your child will be given a termly spelling list, broken down by week, to be tested each Wednesday. It is vitally important that the children learn their weekly spellings and complete all homework tasks set to highest possible standard.
The whole school writing programme, which has been very successful and all classes will continue to participate in these lessons. The children take part in an extended writing session to practise and demonstrate what they have learnt and worked in lessons. This year, Big Writing will take place on a day that is appropriate to the work completed in the classroom. Where children need to prepare notes for the Big Write lesson, talk homework will be given to your children a few days before the lesson. It will be crucial to the success of their writing that your child has discussed the topic at home and prepared brief notes. This will enable children to focus on the accuracy of their writing rather than generating ideas. We look forward to your continued parental support with this programme and thank all those of you who have consistently discussed topics with children. It is certainly evident that parental input has benefited the children's writing progress greatly.
Although the children are in the Upper Juniors, it is vitally important for them to continue to read on a regular basis at home. Discussing the content of the books is very important and taking a short time to talk about their books will help in many ways to improve comprehension and enjoyment of the texts. They will take part in weekly guided reading sessions in school but your child should still be reading at home. All children will have a reading record book and we would ask that you monitor this record. If your child is not bringing home a book each night, please remind them that this forms part of their homework commitment and let us know so that we can address the problem as soon as possible.
In Maths, we will continue to review all four operations as well as working on shape, space, measures and decimals. Mental Maths and times tables need to be rehearsed at home daily and there will be weekly mental maths or arithmetic tests to determine progress. Maths homework will be sent out every Wednesday to be returned the following Monday. It will be either paper or computer based.
During our Combined Studies sessions (History, Geography, Art, DT, ICT and Music) this term, we will be focusing on the Growth. Our Year 6 topic work will be independent research into the Ancient Egyptians and development of their presentation skills. In addition, we will be running an Enterprise project where Year 6 children set up and run a business to generate a profit. And, of course, we will be visiting PGL!
We look forward to a great term.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any problems or queries about any aspect of your child’s school experience.
As part of our 'Growth' topic for the summer term we are working on an independent project based on the Egyptians. To help us with our research, we participated in a workshop run by Ufton Court about Egyptian life. We learned lots, including some very gory details about the mummification process!
On November 27th, Year 5/6 visited the Imperial War Museum in London as part of their Private Peaceful and WWI topics. The children were able to learn more about life in the trenches and the changes in warfare on the front line, as well as walk through a replicate trench.
On Tuesday 10th October 2017 Year 5 and 6 were very fortunate to recieve an additional talk from the NSPCC on how to keep themselves safe from abuse. Thank you very much to the NSPCC team for giving up additional time to come in to school again for us.