Year 6 2021 - 2022
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 Shaw, Mrs Kinder and Mr Higham.
Homework is given for English and Maths every week but the day on which it is given may vary. This is because we are keen to ensure that homework is an extension of the learning that has taken place in class, and not just given out for the sake of it. Each child has been given a Maths and SPaG question book, which is where all of their homework will be completed. In addition to set tasks, children are also expected to read regularly, at least four times during the week. We encourage the children to read both independently and out loud as performing with expression and intonation is an integral part of the new National Curriculum. We will be introducing online reading diaries which will need to be completed by the children, although we would recommend you monitor your child’s reading. Adults in school will monitor these weekly. Miss Bilotta and Miss Tench will be running a homework club every week during Tuesday breaktime for anyone who wants additional support with homework or aspects of lessons. This is a drop in sessions and doesn’t require signing up for. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, children who do not do their homework will be expected to stay in at break-time to complete before homework is checked. Our homework tasks are designed to support and reinforce the work done in class and to give parents opportunity to share their child’s work in school. Getting into a routine for homework also helps in the transition to secondary school.
Children need to ensure that they come into school dressed in their PE kit on the days that they will be completing PE, which for year 6 is a Monday and Wednesday. Monday is the outdoor session so appropriate clothing will need to be worn 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. Children do not need to bring pencil cases in from home as everything that they will need during the school day will be provided for them.
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);
- Reading with them or listening to them read regularly
- 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.
For the first few weeks of the Summer term, we will be focussing on developing the skills to support the children when completing their Reading and SPaG SATs papers in order for them to show their true potential. In Writing sessions we will be completing some short narrative pieces based on film clips and will also be looking a new text called Skychasers.
The focus of our Maths lessons for the first 3 weeks of this term are revision based. Children will identify areas that they feel the require extra work in and will work in whole class or smal groups focussing on reasoning and problem solving.
After SATs are completed, we will further develop our reasoning skills through project based activities.
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