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Year 6

The final year - Let's make it a great one!

 

Key Information

PE this term continues on a Thursday. Many of our PE lessons are outside as long as the weather is dry. Please ensure that your child has a tracksuit to wear in the colder months and they have appropriate footwear (trainers are preferred for outdoor PE). The children will also have dance on Tuesdays each week so it is important that their PE kit includes shorts for indoor activities also. PE and dance lessons are compulsory for all of the children therefore it is important that we have a signed note from a parent if they can't participate for a medical reason. All jewellery must be removed by the children themselves and any with long hair must have a hairband to tie it back.

News

We welcome back the children after what was hopefully an exciting yet restful Christmas break. There is so much to look forward to in the new year. A few of the upcoming highlights for this term include: learning about light and electricity in Science; developing our writing through the themes of fairy tales and A Midsummer Night's Dream; reintroducing the children to Scratch and further developing their coding skills; understanding leisure and entertainment of the 20th century and an exciting visit from the Young Shakespeare Company.  We will focus more this term on preparing the children for the upcoming SATs in May; an information evening will begin the term - see newsletters and calendar for details. There will continue to be lots of opportunities for the children to participate in school sports and arts events; from competitive swimming, rugby and athletics, to the Easter Service - and particularly the upcoming Year 6 performance of The Tempest. 

Home Learning

Homework expectations are as follows:

Maths 

The children should aim to achieve a minimum of 500 points on Mathletics each week (deadline is Sunday at 7pm). Generally, we set weekly tasks for the children based on what they have been learning in class; they will then need to 'top-up' their points score to get to 500 minimum.  Some of the set tasks require mental calculations but the children will always need paper and pencil next to them to carry out any calculations and solve trickier problems.

Reading  

The children will have regular reading sessions  in class and will continue to read the book in school. For homework they need to continue with their personal reading choices to encourage reading for pleasure. It is expected that the children read daily and this should be both with family/friends or independently. We expect them to complete a comprehension task each week that will form part of our comprehension work in lessons - this will be due each week on Fridays. 

Spellings

Your child will have a set of words to learn each week based on the spelling rules they have been taught in spelling sessions. The words on the list are the either the expected standard, in line with the new National Curriculum, or from the intervention programme Word Blaze, to support those with gaps in their spelling knowledge. The children should be able to read all of the words and learn to spell them for a weekly test and more importantly for their own writing. Word lists will vary week to week in difficulty, depending on the rule; the priority is to learn the spellings and ensure the children know the rule so they are able to apply it to new words.

Creative Homework 

Spring 1: 20th Century Leisure and Entertainment

Spring 2: Light or Electricity

The children can be as creative as they like, using any form of presentation - pictures, text, photos, videos, IT, modelling or anything else imaginative!

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