Welcome to Year 6!
I am Mrs Carroll and we are delighted to be returning to school after the summer break and we are very excited at the prospect of teaching your child. Mrs Ott, Mrs Knowles and I are looking forward to a positive and enriching year and we will ensure your child has a very enjoyable experience.
This letter is to provide you with information about the coming school year.
P.E. and Swimming
Your child’s P.E. lesson is on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child has a full PE kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps – with their name on everything.) It is important that your child wears the correct P.E. kit as they may be asked to represent the school for specific sporting activities and visit other schools.
Your child will be sent home every Friday with a list of spellings. Every Friday morning we will go over the spelling patterns in class, children will then be tested on the following Thursday. Therefore your child has plenty of time to learn their spellings. Please take some time with your child to help them learn them.
This is extremely important, as part of the End of year assessment process includes a SPAG test (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.)
If you would like to look at a SPAG test, please don’t hesitate to come in and I will go through this with you.
Please see the Curriculum topic web. This shows you the activities that your child will be learning about throughout the term.
Your child can use this as a guide and maybe do their own research.
This is offered to your child to reinforce their learning. Therefore we think homework can be really valuable. Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned on the following Thursday. Due to this being their final year at Primary School, we feel it is so important that your child completes their homework, as this is in preparation for their transition to secondary school.
Your child will be provided with a school reading book which they should read at home. In class we will be working on complex extracts, in preparation for the end of year SATs. Please return the book everyday so that your child can continue to read in school.
We’re really looking forward to teaching your child this year and we are sure your child will enjoy their time in year 6. Any questions please come and see us.
Please find links to useful websites below. These websites can be used to enhance your child’s learning. On occasion, homework may be set from these websites, for example homework my set on Spag.com.
CGP revision guides can be extremely useful for revisiting topics which children find challenging. CGP also provide a range of practice and ‘SAT buster’ workbooks to give children an opportunity to practice their skills.
These books can be purchased from a range of shops:
- The Book People