Welcome to Year 6!
Teacher; Miss Devaney
Teaching Assistant; Mrs Voce
It is lovely to welcome you and your children to Year 6 and we hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer holidays together. Thank you for making sure your children returned to school looking very smart in full school uniform and ready for a fun-filled, busy year!
This is a really important year in St. Marie’s. In Year 6, the children are expected to be increasingly responsible for themselves and their possessions. This includes organising themselves – for example knowing on which day they need their PE kit and ensuring they always have their full school uniform and completing homework on time.
SATs and Class Information
Year 6 is a very important Year for your children. During this year they will be sitting important examinations the SATs. These are tests that all children in England will take during the month of May (dates to follow) The SATs are a test of what your child has learned in Primary School. It is important that your child attends school so they do not miss any important work or revision that will be taking place. Under no circumstances should you book a holiday during the month of May or the weeks leading up to test week. In the run up to the tests important revision and booster classes will take place both in and outside of normal school time. Please encourage your child to attend these classes if invited to do so.
Wednesday: PE kit needed
Friday – Spelling and times table test. Your child should bring spellings home each Monday. The children in Year 6 are expected to know all their multiplication tables and division facts by heart. Please help your child revise these – a few minutes everyday will really help. As with reading, ‘little and often’ tends to work best. Support and interest from home can definitely make a difference.
Home Reader – Every child has a home reader to read at home then bring back to change. We encourage the children to read regularly and hope that they will all continue to enjoy books. We recognise that many children read independently and don’t want to read to an adult! However, all children like to share or talk about their reading from time to time and we welcome any communication from you, so that we can all support the children with their reading and discussion of texts.
Homework – Homework will be given as reinforcement of what has been taught in the lesson on that day. It is usually due in the day after it has been set. It forms an important part of the follow up lesson the next day. If your child has homework please ensure they do it promptly and return to school when asked.
In addition to the above on-going homework, the pupils receive other homework activities each week when appropriate.
During this year we will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Look out for examples of your child’s fantastic work.
The children have been working very hard in all subjects in preparation for their SATS, but I would like to share some of the fantastic work the children have done using inspiration from the animation, Replay, which can be found on The Literacy Shed,http://www.literacyshed.com/the-inspiration-shed.html