Welcome To Year 6!
Welcome to Year 6. This is a very busy year in which we prepare children for their SATS tests and transitioning to high school. Myself and Mrs Smith are delighted to be teaching Year 6 and we have so much exciting learning to do together and we hope to do this whilst developing children ready for their next step in education when they move on at the end of the year.
I hope that the information below gives you a good overview of the work that we will do throughout the year as well as the ways you can support your child as they make as much as progress as possible in Year 6. As always, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask before or after school.
Supporting at home
Please read with your child for 15 – 20 minutes every night. Even though the children in Year 6 may be able to read with some fluency, it is important they talk about the vocabulary and think of strategies for working out the meaning of these words. Also, asking them questions to check their understanding is a good idea. You can use these question stems to help ask questions of the children: these are questions that we ask in class and also the sort your child will get in future tests.
Every child now has login details to access times tables rockstars. Please encourage children to use this whenever they get a chance. Children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 but more practise is always needed.
Children also have termly homework challenges and we ask that children try and do several of these tasks at home in order to support their learning in topic and science. Click on the link below to see a copy of this term’s homework challenge.
Organising our week…
- We ask that children change their books on Mondays or Fridays.
- PE is on Tuesdays – please make sure children’s PE kits are in school on this day
Preparing for our SATs
In May, the children will be completing their Key Stage 2 SATs papers. In preparation for this, we will send home a SATs revision guide in Autumn term 2. We also encourage children to take maths passport sheets to practise their calculation facts. Click on the link below for some websites children may wish to access if they would also like further practice.