Welcome to Year Six
Staff in Year Six
Class teacher: Miss Crewe (Mrs Cunningham as of 25th May!)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Glesson
We have had a busy couple of weeks in Year Six and have hit the ground running as they say! Although it will be very similar to last year, I just wanted to inform you of some details relating to Year Six.
• READING – Children are expected to read and bring in their signed reading records on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They are allowed to sign their own reading record twice a week and have it signed by an adult once a week.
• Homework will be given weekly. The children will get a comprehension or a writing task, a piece of maths homework relating to what we have been doing in class that week, SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation booklet) and 10 spellings taken from the national curriculum which they must learn in preparation for a spelling test on a Friday, they are also expected to choose five of those spellings and put them into sentences in the hope that this will develop their vocabulary and improve their writing. Children have been given a homework folder and all homework must be handed in on Wednesday morning.
• PE days in Year six are every Monday and every other Tuesday alternating with Year 5. Children will need both indoor and outdoor kits in school.
After school clubs
Although it is not compulsory we do suggest that Year six children attend reading and grammar club on a Monday. This will be an extra hour where children will have the opportunity to revisit objectives previously covered in class and work through past papers with the help and support of a teacher. There is also a space for every Year 6 pupil at homework club whether they have signed up for it or not and we encourage children to attend if they can.
Children will continue with music lessons on a Thursday morning, children can take instruments home with them to practise over the weekend but must ensure that they are back in school on a Monday. By the time children get to Year Six they should be able to recall all times tables up to 12×12 and know the division facts to go with them e.g 9 x 7 = 63, 63 ÷ 9 = 7 on a Monday we will be doing a times tables and division facts test, if children are not confident with their times tables they should be learning them at home, I can suggest activities and iPads apps if needed.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to come and see me. You can see me informally at the end of each day or make an appointment with the office if you wish.