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01273 842421

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Welcome to Year 6

Our topic for this term is CURIOUS CREATURES & PRODUCTION

Curriculum Overview

Maths & English Overview

Year 6 Gallery

TRIPS / VISITS OR SPECIAL THINGS HAPPENING THIS TERM:

Monday 8th - Thursday 11th May

Thursday 13th July

  • SATs Week
  • Visit to Ardingly - Connect to the Countryside

Homework

This term, year 6 homework will focus on SATs revision and the year 6 production.

The weekly Homework tasks are set on Thursday or Friday and should be returned by the following Tuesday unless specified in the task.

In year 6 the homework expectation is:

  • Reading every night and recording in reading diary
  • 1 homework task linked to the curriculum or English
  • 1 My Maths activity or another piece of maths work
  • Practising any tables that are still not secure

 Your child will have a homework book which will contain details of what your child’s homework is and where your child should record their homework, unless the task is not suitable to record in a book. Some of our creative tasks would not fit in a book.

All main homework pieces will be marked using team points as follows:
3 – Excellent effort, fully met task
2 – Reasonable effort, satisfies criteria to a good standard
1 - Work completed but did not fully meet the expectations of the task
0 - Work not completed and/or handed in late (unless child has been unwell)

SPELLINGS: We are continuing to use the school spelling scheme which includes all the year 6 key words to be learnt.  Please ensure that your child practises the individual spellings that are recorded in their Log Book.

Reading: Children should read every night to build up fluency and confidence. Their reading diary should be initialled or commented on by parents each time you hear your child read so that we can easily see who is regularly reading at home. They should write a comment about each book as they finish it before moving on to the next one.
Reading to your child is still a valuable experience, allowing them to enjoy stories and the sound and rhythms of the written word as well as being a lovely sharing time.

 PE Days - Your child should bring in their PE kit in a bag (please name PE kit) on a Monday and take it home on a Friday so they have it in school all week in case there are any changes to the below timetable:

Class Games Athletics
Octopus, Oyster & Turtle Monday Wednesday