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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Teacher: Mr Bonallo

Teaching Assistants: Mrs McNeil

 

Note to parents and children of Year 6

We are both very excited to be teaching your children this year. We're especially excited to see them employ the vast range of skills they have built throughout their previous years in primary school. As a Year 6 team, we will ensure quality teaching and outcomes for your children in such a way that your children will have fun along the way.

Please have a look at our Autumn Term overview to see how you can provide support to your children throughout this term and also take note of our new Autumn Term timetable so that you can see when what is being taught and when. Please make note of PE days, as these will be the days where your children will need to arrive at school wearing a PE kit (white t-shirt, black/navy blue shorts or tracksuit trousers and black trainers).

Homework will consist of a list of spellings, one piece of English and one piece of mathematics. This will be given out on a Friday and due in on a Tuesday. 

It is expected that children are to be encouraged to read regularly at home (e.g. 20 mins everyday) noted in the reading record that we provide. Your child will be heard to read in school by an adult individually once per week and also will be part of Guided reading sessions that happen every day with the class teacher.

Please ensure that your child brings a named water bottle every day.

 

Many thanks,

Mr Bonallo & Mrs McNeil

 

 

Home learning can be found using these sites :

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-6

 

Please encourage your children to further enhance their reading skills via BugClub.  All you need to do is:

  1. Click the link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
  2. Fill in your username, which will be your first name and initial of your last name (e.g. JamesB).
  3. Fill in password, which is 123456
  4. Fill in school code, which is swxg
  5. Go to My Stuff and read the texts that have been assigned to you!  

I’ll be keeping an eye on your progress to see how well you are all doing!

 

Please ensure that you check your emails and child's Home Communication books for any updates.

 

The children will sit a range of mock/practice tests throughout the year to allow us to monitor their progress and to prepare them for the week of testing. We use the children’s results each time to inform our planning and to set the children achievable targets during the terms.

 

Full attendance in Year 6 plays a vital role in your child being equipped for the tests. Learning this year is going to be fast paced. As well as revisiting the learning that has been covered in previous years, we will be introducing new content to them. It will be hard to catch up if your children are absent on the day we teach a new concept to them.

 

Homework Timetable

Our home learning books will go home on a Friday and are due in on a Tuesday. The homework will consist of a spelling task, English task and Mathematics task. 

 

 

It would be advantageous for your child to have the following resources at home:

Pencils (writing & colouring)

Pens (writing & colouring)

Paper (lined & plain)

Rubber

Ruler

Sharpener

Glue

Dictionary/Thesaurus

Scissors

 

You can help your child at home by:

  • Ensuring homework is completed on time.
  • Making sure your child has the correct equipment in school (P.E kit, glasses, reading book & record book, pens, pencils etc.)
  • Encourage them to read a variety of literature/text types and a mixture of fiction/non-fiction. We expect every child to read every day, for at least 15 minutes; a comment should be written in their Reading Record book about the text they have read.  I have asked if they can read to an adult once every week.  Reading is a crucial skill which, particularly at this level, is used in all curriculum areas. We are working very hard to make sure that your child is equipped with the necessary reading skills in preparation for secondary school.

 

Websites that may be of use with your child’s homework:

www.samlearning.com

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize

www.channel4learning.com/index.html

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids

www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

http://yucky.discovery.com/flash

www.funbrain.com

www.teachingtime.co.uk

www.mad4maths.com

www.teachingtables.co.uk

www.teachingmeasures.co.uk

 

School Trips:

  • PGL residential trip to Osmington Bay, Dorset in July 2022.
  • (More to be added).

 

Year Six Transition

The open evenings have been arranged for parents and pupils to look around the secondary schools before making their decision about which school they would like their children to attend. 

All admission information can be found at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions.The online admissions system is now open and during September and October the schools hold their open events. You should have received a separate letter with details of the dates and times. The closing date for both paper and online applications is 31st October 2021. If you would like some help with your application please make an appointment with a member of the office team via the School Office.

 

Walking to & from school

If you are happy for your child to walk to and from school this year on their own, we will require a letter giving your consent.  Please hand this letter to the office.

 

REWARDS

Housepoints are awarded for positive behaviour and good work.

 

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