Year 6

Welcome back! We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to beginning your time in year six – what an exciting year ahead! Here is some useful information that you may find helpful in order to quickly settle into our new routine.

P.E. Monday and Wednesday – If we are indoors, you will need shorts, t-shirt, hair tied back, no ear-rings. If we are outdoors for P.E. (whatever the weather) you will need shorts and / or track suit bottoms, t-shirt and jumper / fleece, trainers, spare socks, hair tied back, no ear-rings. We recommend that you have your P.E. kit in school all week, in case of last minute timetable changes. We could be indoors or outdoors on both days, depending on the weather.

Homework

Please continue to complete your reading record on a regular basis, with at least 3 entries every week. Your comments should be a small paragraph explaining about the book e.g. who is your favourite character and why? What type of book is it and how do you know? Are there any new words that you didn’t know before, what do they mean? Does the author have a particular style? Have you found out any new facts? What do you think might happen next? Your book can be one from school (including our class guided reading book) or one from home. Reading records will be checked every Monday. Occasionally, we may set a comprehension activity instead of your weekly reads. This will need to be completed over the week. (Please ask if you are ever unsure or need any clarification.)

Spellings are based on the statutory national curriculum requirements for year six. They will be given on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday. As in previous years, we will have a pre-test and then you must try to meet your target of at least three more spellings over the week. If you are struggling to learn your spellings, just bring us some evidence that you have tried, for example: write them out three times, draw pictures, highlight parts of the word – whatever works for you.

New Maths homework books will be provided to replace the MyMaths system. We will write the topics we are covering each week in our reading diaries. We encourage you to reinforce your learning at school with the appropriate pages at home.

You may also be given revision sheets to help with the grammar we have to learn and apply this year – these are for information only. It is helpful to share your learning with your parents.

Year six is such an exciting and enjoyable year but we are mindful of natural concerns regarding our final SATs. Anything that you are unsure about –

please talk to us! We are always here to listen. You can write your

questions or worries on our post it notes, which you will always find on

our desks and we will always try to help and reassure you

We look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Mrs Field and Mrs Warkup.

p.s. Keep your eyes open for O2 information! We can’t wait!!!