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Year 6


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PE this term is on a Tuesday. 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 allowed). The children also swim every week on a Monday afternoon for this term only. PE is a compulsory lesson 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.




The children have started working on the Year 6 Shakespeare drama project- Macbeth. There has been a lot of anticipation and excitement about the script and the parts. This will be performed in March. 


Home Learning

Homework expectations are as follows:


The children should aim to achieve a minimum of 500 points on Mathletics each week (deadline is Sunday at 7pm). We set weekly tasks for the children, based on what they have been learning in class. Some of the set tasks require mental calculations but the children will need paper and pencil next to them to carry out written calculations and solve problems.


The children will have guided reading sessions weekly  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 can be with family/friends or independently. We expect them to complete a task each week in their journal based on their personal choices. The task sheet is in the front of the reading journal and they should choose a different task each week. This will be due in on their guided reading session day.



Your child will have a set of words to learn each week based on the spelling rules they have been taught in class. The words on the list are the expected standard, in line with the new National Curriculum. The children should be able to read all of the words and learn to spell them for a weekly test. Word lists will vary week to week in difficulty, depending on the rule. There are extra challenges listed; however the priority is to learn the spellings and ensure the children know the rule.


Creative Homework 

Theme: World War 2. The children should choose a topic area based on their interests and they can be as creative as they like!


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