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5th January 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Welcome back from what I hope was a fantastic break. Hopefully, everyone is well rested and ready for an exciting and busy term. I am sure you are aware of how important Year 6 is, and especially this term, as we prepare for the KS2 SATs.

 

Following on from here, there will be an increased amount of home learning in the form of KS2 SATs revision and question books as preparation for SATs. We cannot over-emphasise the importance of parental involvement in home learning. Children whose parents actively encourage and support their home learning provide a very strong message that learning is valued which results in much greater progress. Your role is crucial in the success of Home Learning. However, should the children be struggling with any aspect of this, there is a home learning club on Monday in year 6 for children who feel they need additional help or guidance. Homework days are outlined in a separate table below.

 

In addition to our SATs preparations, we will, of course, be endeavouring to provide a broad and exciting curriculum. Attached to this letter is a planned overview of the curriculum for Spring term in Year 6.

 

P.E. will now be on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.; your child must have his/her PE kit in school throughout the week. PE kit is black shorts / tracksuit bottoms, white PE shirt and the option of a red sweatshirt in colder weather. Correct PE shoes must be worn for PE.

 

Reading: Your child has a Reading Record Diary. Please sign each time your child does any reading. It is the responsibility of your child to independently change a finished reading book. We encourage children to read for a sustained period of time (30 minutes is the recommended time and this will help the children to develop reading stamina in preparation for assessments). Reading is one of the most crucial skills and unlocks all other aspects of learning; it is also a wonderful opportunity to share a book with your child. Even if you feel that your child is a fluent reader, it is still vitally important that you talk to your child about what they have read (see attached questions).

 

Finally, there will be a SATs meeting on Thursday 11th January for you and your child to attend. Please have a look at the revision guides and come along with any questions you may have. Following the SATs week Year 6 will be going on residential, may I take this opportunity to remind you that the deposit is due by the 12th January, any children not going on the residential will still need to attend school.

 

If you need to contact me about anything, or if there has been a problem with completing the home learning, please let me know either by, class DoJo, email or catch me in the playground in the morning. My email is jleach@stjohnstiverton.co.uk

 

 

Subject

Day set

Day to be handed in

Maths

Friday

Wednesday

Reading

Monday

Friday

Grammar and punctuation

Wednesday

Monday

Spelling

Friday

Following Friday

 

 

Kind regards

 

J Leach

 

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are well rested reading for a challenging but exciting year in Year 6. We are all looking forward to a great time together. Please find below some useful information about Year 6.

Miss Leach will primarily be teaching Y6 with Mrs Fitton covering on a Thursday afternoon.The main adults who support teaching and learning in Year 6 are Mrs Kelly, Mrs Hudd and Mrs Harte.

Home-learning:

  • Homework books will be handed out on a Friday and will need to be returned on a Wednesday.
  • English and spelling homework will be sent home weekly. Spellings will be in a separate book and children may choose a number of different ways to practise these.
  • Maths homework will include daily times table practice and an activity to consolidate skills learnt in class.
  • Reading: Your child has a Reading Record Diary.  Please sign each time your child reads to you.  These are checked weekly and it is expected that there are at least three entries per week.  It is the responsibility of your child to independently change a finished reading book. We encourage children to read for a sustained period of time (30 minutes is the recommended time and this will help the children to develop reading stamina in preparation for assessments). Please talk to your child about the book they’re reading, why they enjoy it and also discuss the punctuation that has been used and any words they do not understand.

Please note that in year 6, to prepare the children for life at high school, the expectations for homework will increase through the year. Please continue to support your child in this essential area.

 

PE:
The PE days for Year 6 this half term will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your child must have his/her PE kit in school throughout the week.  PE kit is black shorts / tracksuit bottoms, white PE shirt and the option of a red sweatshirt in colder weather.  Correct PE shoes must be worn for PE.

 

I hope that you find this new year information useful. There will be further updates and communication throughout the term, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself if you have any concerns or you would simply like more information. The best time to reach me is after 3:30pm or to leave a message at the office and I shall make contact. Alternatively messages can be left on the Class DoJo (details to follow) or I can be emailed at jleach@stjohnstiverton.co.uk.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Yours sincerely,

The Year 6 team.

 

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