Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page

High School Advice

Welcome back to school Year 6. This page will give you the core information for the year.

School day:

Start time: 8:45

Finish Time: 3:15

Weekly Routines

P.E

We have P.E every Monday. We have access to both the hall and the MUGA for our P.E session meaning we can carry on teaching P.E regardless of the weather. Children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit. It is recommended that during the winter months, children wear jogging bottoms and bring a school jumper/fleece to wear in addition.

Water Bottles

Just a reminder that these should be in school from the first week and will remain in school throughout. They will be washed and refilled daily by staff.

Reading Books

Reading Books will be issued home every Monday for you to share and enjoy daily with your child(ren). These must be returned to school every THURSDAY (this will allow the recommended 72 hours for decontamination due to Covid). Reading records must be signed and dated in order for us to change books. Please note, any books not signed, will not be changed. A record of all books issued, including when changed, is kept to help us monitor reading progression.

Homework

Initially Year Six homework issued will be reading books. As the year progresses children will also be issued with the following pieces. Please check out  the details at the bottom of the page how to help with maths and reading.

Spellings – 5 per week

Mathletics

English  Grammar and/or Punctuation

All homework is to be completed/submitted to school on a Thursday in line with the current Covid safety procedures.

What we are learning:

Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan
Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan

How to help with maths and reading:

Reading

Have fun with reading.  Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together.  Short or long, it’s time well spent.

Don’t worry about what your children are reading: recipes, cereal packets, catalogues … it’s all useful!  Keep books and other reading materials close by.

Reading to children of all ages is helpful.  Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.

When you see your child reading, praise them:  “I love to see you reading!”

For more tips on helping your child read, click here.

Mathematics

Maths can feel like a difficult subject to cover at home.  Use these top tips to support your child’s maths learning while schools are closed:

Encourage your child to set goals and make plans – this can help them learn independently.

Have a set time and place to study with the appropriate resources – this can help keep children on task and make sure they have the tools for success.

Practise times tables, either online or on paper – this is a great tool to help your child remember maths facts quickly and easily.

Create time for your child to practise what they already know, such as repeating times tables.

Provide example maths problems – these can be helpful for your child.  These should show all the steps clearly and have a very similar follow-up problem for them to try.