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Welcome to Class 6

Class teachers: Mrs L. Milner & Mrs J. Gallagher

Support Staff: Miss C. Holt & Miss C. Long

 

Welcome to the Class 6 homepage. We hope that you will use this webpage to find out about what Class 6 will be learning this half term, to find useful information and for some details about how you can help at home.

Remember to follow the school on twitter to see regular updates of what we're up to.

We're using our own hashtag this year to make sure you never miss a thing:

#scholesyearsixmakingmemories

 

Project

This half term, our project will be “The Vikings are Coming”, where we will use learning about the Vikings to develop our History. Geography and Art skills.

We are looking at the book ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell in English lessons which is a funny story set in Viking times. We will then use this book to create a variety of pieces of writing such as newspaper reports, diary extracts and fantasy writing with a historical setting.

Look out for this half-term’s homework task coming home; you may even want to get started now!

 

Reading

Our accelerated reader programme gives children the opportunity to read from a wide range of books in school that are targeted at their specific reading age. The children will all have their reading age written in their planners, which can change depending on how much they read in school and at home. Feel free to ask any members of staff from Class 6 if you have any questions about the programme and encourage your children to read at home as much as they can! It is important that children take their books home for this, but that they return them to school the next day for afternoon allocated reading time

 

Maths

We do Maths every morning in Class 6 and an extra arithmetic session on a Friday afternoon. Maths is a fun lesson and all children have the chance to succeed every day. We try very hard to make sure children don’t leave school that day not understanding something. Homework sent home will always support what has been done during the week so if your child is struggling they must come and see an adult on the Monday or Tuesday. If you have any questions about Maths and how we teach certain things then please bob in and see one of us rather than teaching your child a new method.

 

PE

PE will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure PE kits are in school for P.E lessons and after school clubs. . PE kit must be plain black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms with elasticated bottoms and a plain white t-shirt.

 

SATs

As we’re sure you are aware, this year all of the children in year 6 will sit the SAT tests. The tests start on Monday 14th May 2018 and finish on Thursday 18th May 2018. The children sit tests in:

  • Reading

  • Maths

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

These tests are both set and marked externally. Your child’s marks will be used in conjunction with teacher assessment to give a broader picture of their attainment.

Your children will be well-prepared for the tests by the time May arrives. You can help at home by supporting your child with their homework they get every week, and most importantly just by making sure they do plenty of other lovely things outside of school to keep the crucial home-school balance that every 10 and 11-year-old needs. We will hold an information evening later in the year but if you have any concerns or questions in the meantime just bob in and see a member of the Year 6 team.

 

Other Information

Water bottles, book bags, reading books and planners must be in school everyday. We need planners to be signed by a parent / carer every weekend ready for Monday morning, when we will sign them too. If you have any concerns or quick questions feel free to jot them down in planners and we can quickly get back to you. Likewise, we will use the planner to communicate things that have happened in school with you at home.

Homework will be recorded in planners and be given out on a Friday afternoon in a plastic wallet which needs returning to school every week. Homework should be completed by Wednesday morning at the latest.

 

As ever, if you have any problems or concerns then please come and see a member of the Class 6 team at the earliest possible opportunity. If you need to speak to us for a longer chat, please arrange a time after school as mornings can be a little hectic!