KEY STAGE 2
Teacher - Mrs K Myers
Supported by Mrs J Ott and Mrs T Crolla
Year 6 class email address Year6@canonjohnson.co.uk
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Year 6!
Hello and welcome to Year 6’s class page. Our teacher is Mrs Myers and our teaching assistant is Mrs Ott.
Miss Donnelly also teaches our class on Thursdays.
This year has been a very unusual one, with many of you learning at home since March. I am sure that, whether you have been learning at home or in school as a child of a key worker, you have been trying your very best to keep up with your learning.
We are delighted to be returning to school and we are very excited at the prospect of teaching your child. Mrs Ott and I are looking forward to a positive and enriching year and we will ensure your child has a very enjoyable experience.
Reading is incredibly important and your support in this learning process is vital.
10 Benefits of Reading
- Children who read often and widely get better at it – after all, practise makes perfect.
- Reading exercises our brain – Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than for example, watching TV. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections.
- Reading improves concentration.
- Reading teaches children about the world around them.
- Reading improves vocabulary and language.
- Reading develops a child’s imagination.
- Reading helps children to develop empathy – as children develop they begin to consider how they would feel if placed in certain situations.
- Reading is fun – dreaming with your eyes open!
- Reading is a great way to spend time together.
- Reading promotes achievement in all subjects.
We issue every child with a banded reading book which they should read at home and bring back to school each day. Children also have access to the KS2 library - they can select a book of their choice. Every child has a reading journal which should be signed to show they have read at home. We check this each morning and reward children regularly for reaching reading milestones.
Your child has also been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where even more reading resources can be found.
Year 6 have also been given passwords to use Reading Plus. This ensures quick progression in fluency and understanding.
Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned by the following Monday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.
Your child has also been given passwords to Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash which they can access at home. Children can use Times Table Rockstars to assess their speed and accuracy when recalling their times tables and they can work on their ICT skills using Purple Mash. There are lots of other resources to be found on Purple Mash too, including games to help consolidate children's maths and English knowledge.
Our P.E. lessons take place on Monday. Please ensure your child comes to school in a full P.E. kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps). If you prefer, please send your child to school in a tracksuit with their PE kit underneath.
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask J
Mrs Myers and Mrs Ott
Monday 22nd June 2020
Monday 8th June 2020
Monday 11th May 2020
Monday 20th April 2020
Online daily lessons are now available from the BBC and the Oak Academy
CLICK HERE to access the Year 6 BBC Bitesize daily lessons
CLICK HERE to access the Year 6 Oak Academy daily lessons
Monday 6th April 2020
Please follow the above link to access daily maths activities.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Document can be downloaded below
Welcome to Year 6!
We are very excited at the prospect of teaching your child. Mrs Ott, Mrs Crolla and I are looking forward to a positive and enriching year and we will ensure your child has a very enjoyable experience.
Please see below for some useful information...
Your child’s P.E. lesson is on a Tuesday . 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.
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 Friday. 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.
Each child also has an individual login for their 'Reading Plus' account - please ensure your child accesses this extremely valuable resource as often as possible!
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...
Year 6 team :)