Together Everyone Achieves More
Here we would like to tell you all about Year 6 and the exciting things we do.
Please check the website regularly for updates on what we have been learning, special days and any reminders.
The children have a spelling test each Friday morning (unless otherwise stated) and we ask that they practise their spellings at home in order to consolidate their learning. At the moment, the children are learning their own personalised list of spellings and we ask that they bring these in ready for the test each Friday.
Homework will be set weekly - English, Maths and spellings with occasional topic work. Children should look at their homework over the weekend (even if it is not completed then) as we would like to help any children who feel they need a little more guidance or support. If children do need help, asking on a Monday or a Tuesday would be ideal because homework is due in on a Wednesday and will often be marked together as a learning activity.
Week beginning 16.9.2019
Job application forms / speeches (for those who wish to apply for a leadership position). The speeches / shortlisting will begin on Wednesday.
Mrs Fenney's maths group - BODMAS / place value
Miss Seddon's maths group - place value
Times Tables Rock Stars for all children
Spellings - Children should complete the relevant week's spellings and bring in their spelling books on a Friday morning.
Reading - Children should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day and complete their assigned reading tasks.
Reading records - These should be kept updated and signed regularly by an adult at home. Adults can also write comments if they wish.
Year Six Updates
What a fantastic start to the year we have had! The children have all come into school ready and raring to learn and we have been very impressed so far by their super attitudes and behaviour. Keep it up, Year Six.
Next week, the Year Six elections will take place - exciting times! As we like to give all children in Year Six a position of responsibility, for their homework this week, we have asked each child to complete an application form for the position they would most like to have. Of course, this doesn't mean they are guaranteed their preferred position (particularly if it is in high demand) but it will allow us to allocate them a role more suited to their interests, where possible. We have also informed the children that if they would like to go for a leadership position, such as Head Boy / Girl or house captain, we would like them to deliver a short speech to the year group, outlining their suitability for the role. These will then be voted on by the children. We are sure this is going to be an extremely tough choice for the children but we are really looking forward to hearing all of the speeches. We wish them all good luck.
A list of 100 Recommended Books for Year Five and Six Children
This is a list of suggested Year Five and Six texts. Please note: some of these texts are meant for the more mature reader. We would advise you to read an online synopsis of each book before purchasing or borrowing to ensure that you are happy for your child to child to read it. If your child would like to discuss any of the themes within these books, they are very welcome to speak to a member of the Upper Key Stage Two team.
Photographs taken from our leaf scavenger hunt.
Here are a few suggested learning resources that the children can access at home:
An online version of the numbers game from Countdown. There is no timer so the children can practise using their number knowledge in a fun way.
A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables.
This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Mr Brett's favourite page is the puzzle page.
This website is particularly good for checking mathematical processes as it contains a large number of video explanations and examples.
A fantastic resource for practising techniques used in the SATs arithmetic paper.
We have a new subscription to Times Tables Rockstars which will help to improve tables skills. We hope you like it as much as we do!
A great resource for practising some of the more tricky aspects of Year Six S.P.A.G.
On Education City, children can access a range of activities linked to the English Curriculum.
Reading eggs is a super website, you can use it on any device and it can really help develop comprehension skills.
Education city is a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from the whole breadth of the Curriculum.
The BBC Primary website also has a great range of topic material, including video clips and various fun activities.