Year 6 2018 - 2019
In Year 6, as the children have entered the final year of juniors, we expect them to be independent. It is each child’s responsibility to be well organised and prepared for every lesson. We encourage good manners and the ability to care for and respect other people, at all times. We expect them to take care of their own books and equipment, as well as having a regard for the classroom environment.
In the morning, Maths and English are taught by Miss Bilotta and Miss Tench. The topics covered in each of the classes are exactly the same but the delivery and expectations are adjusted to ensure all children receive appropriate work. In the afternoon, classes will be taught Science, ICT, P.E. and Topic work. The classes will be assisted by Mrs Smithies and Mrs Kinder and Mrs Kililea.
Children need to ensure that they have the full kit in school all week. The children need to have two kits: an indoor kit, consisting of a T-shirt, shorts and pumps and an outdoor kit, consisting of a tracksuit and trainers. Full participation is required for PE unless a medical note has been given.
In year six, children are expected to make use of a wide range of equipment to ensure they make maximum progress in their learning. All resources are provided whilst they are in school, but we feel it would be of great benefit for children to also have access to calculators, protractors, rulers, pencils, handwriting pens, dictionaries and thesauruses at home.
As part of the Year 6 outdoor education curriculum, the children will make a residential trip to The Conway Centre, Menai, which will take place towards the end of the school year. A meeting in September will answer any issues relating to the trip and SATs.
We, as teachers, aim to support your child in every way we can and you can assist us at home by:
- Encouraging their independence (remembering homework and organising equipment);
- Supporting them in their homework tasks, by establishing a routine and talking through their work with them;
- Letting us know of any problems, as soon as they arise.
Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated and will contribute significantly to your child’s progress through school.
This term we will be studying a variety of texts and short films during English lessons to support in the development of written work and SPaG.
* Little Freak Film Unit
* The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
* King Kong
We will also be studying a class novel called Wonder. A film was recently released based on the book, so if your child is enjoying the text, then it would be a perfect excuse for some family time watching the movie.
This term we will begin by focussing on developing our understanding of place value before moving onto units linked with addition and subtraction and then multiplication and disvision. Children will also develop further their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and will be introduced to algebra and ratio and proprtion. We will also explore concepts linked to measure and gemoetry.
In order to esnure your child is prepared and makes the best progress possible, it is impoprtant for them to be confident in recalling their times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be completing tasks in class to support in monitoring and developing this, but any extra time spent at home would be extremely beneficial.
Below are some useful links to websites that will support with your child's Maths development.
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Year 6: Events items
Class parties, by Mrs Bennett
FOTSA Christmas bingo, by Mrs Bennett
Juniors' Christmas church service at Holy Trinity church, by Mrs Bennett