Welcome to Year 6!
Teacher; Miss Devaney
Teaching Assistant; Mrs Voce
It is lovely to welcome your children to Year 6, we are old friends by now, having had the pleasure of teaching them previously in Year 3 and 4!
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, demanding year for your children. 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
During this year, your children 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.
Friday: PE kit needed
Friday – Spelling Test. Your child should bring spellings home each Monday. The children in Year 6 are expected to know and use, in their writing, a list of words (see attached document). We will be concentrating on these and also revising words from the Year 3 & 4 list (also attached). If you could help and encourage your child to learn these words and their meanings for at least ten minutes a night, they will sail through their Spelling SATS !
Home Reader – Every child has the opportunity to take home a reading book 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. Your child has a reading journal in class in which they are encouraged to record any reading done at home. Remember reading is not always a book, your child may enjoy reading comic books or reading on the internet. All of this is excellent practice and should be encouraged.
Homework - Before Christmas, any homework set 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, unless the children have been told otherwise. I also like to set homework on our learning platform Purple Mash - your child will know their login and how to access their work - I will let them know if I set a ToDo task. If there is a problem accessing Purple Mash at home, your child will need to speak to me so that they can complete their homework in school at lunchtime or break as these tasks will often form an important part of the next day's lesson. All I ask is, if your child has been set homework, then please ensure they do it promptly and return to school when asked.
After Christmas, homework tasks will be geared towards preparing for SATS.
During this year I will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Look out on our class page for news and examples of your child’s fantastic work.