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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 class page!

This year, the two classes are taught by Miss McGovern (6M) and Miss Flower (6F). They are assisted by Mrs McSkimming and Mrs Barber. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the office or in person after school if you need to speak to us about anything

 

On this page you will find lots of information about what to expect in Year 6, including the topics you will be studying, what you need to remember, and photos of our learning so far.

Forest School

This year we will be having regular Forest School sessions. These will happen on alternative Thursdays. You should come to school on these days wearing a school jumper with suitable leg coverings and footwear (depending on the weather.)

Our next Forest School sessions will take on place on Thursday 10th December.

Homework

We will set two pieces of homework each week:
        - Maths

        - Topic or English

It will be set on a Friday and is usually expected back by the following Wednesday. Sometimes, we might set a longer project.

Week 4 Homework

PE

This year, we will have PE on Fridays. Please make sure you wear your PE kit to school as we will not be changing in school. 

 

Your PE kit should consist of the following items (depending on the weather):

 - plimsolls/trainers

 - white t-shirt (or your house t-shirt)

 - black shorts

 - black tracksuit bottoms

 - black sweatshirt

 

If you have your ears pierced, studs will need to be removed or covered with tape; hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back.

Reading

We would like you to try and read at home every day, either to yourself or to an adult; make sure you are choosing a book that challenges and interests you, and that you bring it with you to school each day. The following website has lots of recommendations for brilliant children's books:

        https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/readinglists-for-ks2-school-pupils/

 

"I do believe something magical can happen when you read a good book." - J.K Rowling

Reading Eggspress

Reading Eggspress is designed for older readers and 'provides them with a unique and effective learning environment where they can improve their English language and comprehension skills'. In Year 6, we would like the children to use the program weekly as part of their homework, either by completing 'Lessons' - which focus on comprehension - or by entering 'The Stadium' where they can practise their spelling, punctuation and grammar. There are also lots of books available to read in the 'Library'. From time to time, we will set specific tasks which tie in with our learning that week. Login details have been sent home and are also stuck in the front of your child's English/Topic homework book.

Times Table Rockstars

All the children now have a Times Tables Rockstars account - login details have been sent home with an information letter, and are also stuck into the front of your child's Maths homework book. We would like the children to use TTRS at least twice a week for around 20 minutes.

Drinks/Snacks

It is important that you stay hydrated, so please remember to bring in a named water bottle. A break time snack can be brought in, but it must be fresh fruit or vegetables.

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