Year 6 2019 - 2020

Year 6 is an extremely busy year filled with excitement and we look forward to working with you and your child in the coming academic year. We have both worked together at Gainsborough for many years and have successfully worked together previously in year 6. We have many years of experience between us of teaching in year 6 and we really enjoy helping to prepare the children for their SATs and their transition to high school. We will work extremely hard but will have lots of fun along the way. We have high expectations of the pupils in all areas of school life; in their behaviour choices as well as their attitudes towards learning. They will be encouraged to gain independence and responsibility to develop their resilience to overcome obstacles and challenges.

Key Events

  • Parents’ Residential Meeting
  • Residential to Condover Hall
  • Parent KS2 Assessment Meeting
  • KS2 Assessments
  • Wow days throughout the year
  • Visits
  • Leavers’ Assembly

Roles and Responsibilities

To encourage their responsibility and social skills, the children will be offered the opportunity to apply for many different roles and responsibilities to contribute to the wider school life. Some of these include: prefects, play leaders, house captains, house point monitors, ICT monitors, attendance monitors to name but a few. From past experiences, the children have really taken to these roles and enjoyed the independence.

PE

The children require indoor P.E. kit including t-shirt, shorts and pumps. They need leggings, shorts or joggers, t-shirt and trainers for outdoor P.E. lessons. Children will not be allowed to borrow another child’s kit for hygiene reasons. They will also be required to tie up long hair and remove earrings.

Homework

In year 6, the children are expected to read 5 times a week and have their reading record signed by an adult. We do allow the children to read independently and write their own comments. However, it is important that an adult signs every time they read and listens to them read regularly.

Homework is topic based and will be handed out at the beginning of each term. This will consist of a selection of activities related to our topic suiting all learning styles. These activities will include a variety of skills such as maths, English, science and the creative arts. This gives them the independence to choose their own homework activities and also encourages time management and organisation, as the children will be expected to complete a set number of activities by a given date. Homework books will be sent home on a Friday and must be handed in on Wednesdays.

During the run up to their KS2 assessments, the children may be given additional maths and English homework, as well as revision books. Please note that this will be instead of topic homework.

Maths

It is absolutely crucial that your chid can recall all of their times tables up to 12x12 at speed. Children who do not know that times tables really struggle with the KS2 SATs. Therefore, we would like to ask you to ensure that your children learn/consolidate these over the summer holidays. All the children have access to Mathletics, Time Tables Rock Stars and Purple Mash which provide fun activities to embed these crucial skills.

Spellings

It is also vital that your child can spell all of the statutory spellings from the Y3/4 list and half of spellings from the Y5/6 lists. Again, you could turn this into a family quiz, a ‘Spelling Bee’ or simply practise them on long car journeys.

Topics

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Were the Viking always vicious and victorious?

Trash or treasure?

 Could you live without your heart?

Who do you think you are?

Are you a survivor?

Is this the Golden Age?

If you ever have any questions regarding your child’s learning or well-being, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the year 6 team. We firmly believe that if we all work together, we can achieve great things.

 

Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD