Year 6

Miss Adams is the teacher in year 6 and Miss Bourne is our TA. Mr Greig and Ms Chamberlain will teach music, Spanish and PSHE on a Thursday afternoon. Mrs Sleath will be running maths interventions and in class support on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This year we will be using Class Dojo, an invitation for you to connect with us has been sent home with your child. It allows you to connect with what’s happening in the classroom and see what we’ve been up to in our learning! It’s a great interactive way to discuss learning with your child.

With children give the privilege of being able to walk home in year 6, it means I often don’t get to meet parents face to face at the end of the school day. However keeping in touch about your child, their learning and achievements is just as vital in this final year of primary school as it was in the first.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your child, please talk to me in the first instance.

You can drop me a quick message on Class Dojo, leave a note in their home school book or contact the office to make an appointment should you wish to meet with me after school.

Homework in year 6 is slightly different from other years in order to help prepare the children for the expectations and organisation of their workload in secondary school. Written homework must always be presented to the best of your child’s ability, in pencil or black/blue biro only.

Homework will be given to the children on a Friday and is due the following Friday.

Pupils will receive the following homework:

  • A maths, SPAG and reading task to complete every week.
  • A free choice library book, which should be read every day, either independently or shared with an adult. I encourage reading out loud to an adult at home as much as possible though appreciate this isn’t possible every day. Children are responsible for recording the book and pages read in their home school diary, however reading will only be counted if signed off by an adult at home. Children will have their reading records checked every morning, so it’s important they keep on top of recording their independent reading every day and not just writing it all in on a Friday.
  • Remember Wednesday evening is our Buster’s Book Club reading data capture. Children need to record how many minutes they’ve spent reading that evening and an adult needs to sign it off for it to be counted. I encourage a wide range of reading for different purposes to expose children to wider vocabulary, as well as promote reading for pleasure. So on a Wednesday, your child’s reading can be from their library book, an audiobook, newspapers, magazines, comics, recipes, instruction manuals, ingredients lists, play scripts- the list could go on- be creative and you may earn your creative star!
  • Children will be set a termly creative homework linked to our topic/ science learning which will be set to be completed over the course of the term.
  • Many thanks, Abi Adams year 6 teacher.

      

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