Welcome to Year 6
6P Oak 6T Chestnut
We have had a great start to the new term and have so much to look forward to as well!
Please join us for a zoom meeting about our trip to Robinwood (13-15th October) on Thursday 23rd September at 6pm - link to follow shortly.
Miss Perkins and Miss Turner
This page will provide some brief information about Year 6, including staffing, routines, the Year 6 curriculum and some additional links to helpful resources.
Any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team via the school office email or telephone.
Please make sure you have downloaded our school app to receive important updates.
Robinwood (13th - 15th October) useful links:
- A guide to Dobroyd Castle for children
- Information for parents
- Clothing list
- Parent Meeting Slides
- Souvenir Pricing List
Autumn Term 2021
This term, Year 6’s topic will be ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ looking at Britain during World War Two. The host subject will be history along with English but we will also be incorporating geography, DT and art.
Homework will be handed out every week on a Friday and due back on the Wednesday of the following week.
In the first two weeks of term, all children will be given a colour banded reading book to take home and read. Children can also bring in their own books from home. Reading at home is encouraged at least three times a week but ideally every day. Please ensure that any reading is recorded in their Home School Planner which will be coming home with their reading book.
The children will be developing their comprehension, retrieval and inference skills using an online program called ‘Reading Plus’ (letters about log in details will be sent separately). We are encouraging children to use this at home as well as in school.
We are introducing a new scheme for teaching spelling in Year 6. The underlying structure of the approach is based on the three zones of spelling (grouping, improving and acquiring), explored through patterns, remembering and recall of spellings. The scheme introduces a clear and systematic view for teaching spellings that will provide our children with life-long strategies. Spellings will be taught logically to see the magic of words, the patterns and how words can help transform the quality of writing. There will be no set spelling homework, however children should continue to practise the statutory word lists that can be found in their school planner and on Spelling Shed (see links below).
A UFO (Useful Four Operations) sheet will be sent home each fortnight. Regular practice of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) is crucial to developing fluency in Maths, and will support your child in all areas of Maths. Times Tables should also be practised regularly to ensure fast recall of facts up to 12 x 12; Times Table Rockstars is an excellent website to help improve speed and accuracy.
To improve and develop oracy, we will set termly projects, culminating in a short presentation in class. The project will link to the Year 6 curriculum. It is a great opportunity to boost confidence with speaking in front others and to practise good listening skills.
This week's homework:
If your child needs to isolate for a 2-week period, there is a programme of work on Seesaw for them to follow. They should be quite familiar with how to view their 'Activities' and how to complete and submit their work.
The work set has been designed to cover a 2-week isolation period, including:
- Maths video lessons and worksheets
- Maths UFOs
- English Writing
- English SPaG
- English Reading
We would recommend that your child completes a daily Maths lesson, UFO, English writing session and SPaG activity each morning. In addition, there are 3 x reading sessions per week. In the afternoons, we would suggest working on their Science/Topic work and Wellbeing resources (including daily exercise).
Please get in touch with Miss Turner or Miss Perkins if you need further clarification or support with accessing the resources on Seesaw.
Year 6 staff
6P Oak class teacher: Miss Perkins
6T Chestnut class teacher: Miss Turner
Teaching assistants: Mrs Cartledge, Mrs Whitfield and Mrs Mead
Mr Simms, Mrs Cartledge and Mrs Brown (Forest Schools) will be teaching Year 6 on a Thursday afternoon.
- Please ensure that your child's uniform, coat, pack up and water bottle are clearly labelled.
- Children will be given a banded reading book as a home reader, unless they have indicated to us that they are currently reading another suitable book at home. When finished, they can return to school for quarantining and select another book to take home. Children will have a different school reading book to stay in school.
- Home School Planners will not be used for the time being.
- Named water bottles should be in school daily and must be taken home daily for washing.
- PE will be on a Monday and Thursday. Children should arrive at school in their full PE kit on these days only. Please make sure they are wearing suitable PE kit for the weather. If your child needs to be excused from PE, please send a note with them to avoid confusion.
- Please note: we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their pack ups. We appreciate your co-operation with this.
- Snacks must be healthy and cannot be shared with other children.
Times Table Rockstars (website)
Times Table Rockstars (parent help letter)
- Reading Plus (code: rpcopma1)
- Tips and Ideas for learning the multiplication tables
Please see this help sheet on keeping children safe online: Click here
Well-being Booklet: Click here