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23rd April 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the Summer Term – your child’s final one at St John’s - and what a busy term it is going to be!

It’s that time of year and SATs are really closing in! Consistent revision at this time of year is so important with only a few weeks left. We know that the children will do their very best. Reading is one area in which children really need to revise as much as possible, to make sure that they know all of the key vocab and have a high enough reading stamina to get through the texts quickly enough. Children should also make sure that they have a good understanding of essential vocabulary for the SPaG and Maths tests. Maths reasoning is another tricky area for the class and we hope that they read their questions carefully and think about what they need to do. Good luck to all! We are very proud of how hard the children have worked so far and very grateful for all the help that parents have been giving through supporting children to complete their homework on time.

 We will be undertaking the SATs during the week beginning Monday 14th May. You will be receiving an additional letter detailing the week, including our Breakfast Club which we encourage all of the children to attend. However, we have still have 4 weeks before SATs and we will be using this time to complete our revision. We will also have one final practice of some SATs papers during the week of 30th April.

Following on from the SATs- an event which we are all looking forward to is the Year 6 Residential to Rocks & Rapids, departing on Monday 21st May and returning on Friday 25th May. Details of any monies owing along with an outline of the week and a kit list will be sent out again in the near future so keep an eye out for these. I am very excited about taking the children on their final residential, I am sure we will have an awesome time!

A very exciting term for P.E this term... we will begin with athletics and cricket- a specialist sports teacher will be delivering our cricket sessions. Our PE in the second half term will be Forest School which the children have been eagerly awaiting! A separate letter will be sent out towards the end of this half term detailing what the children will need.

Finally, during this term, the children will be involved in many transition activities organised by Tiverton High School, culminating in a three day period being spent at the school where the children will experience a Sport for All Day, workshops and a sample timetabled day. If your child is not going to Tiverton High School next year, they will obviously not be attending these ‘taster days’ and alternative arrangements will be made for them. They will, of course, be involved in transition visits to their new schools and details of these will be sent directly to you from their school.

Since it is such a busy time, I would like to encourage everyone to sign up for our DoJo communication system. Many parents have already done so and it provides a really quick and easy way for us to keep in touch with each other. If you would like to join, please let me know and I’ll generate an invite with all the necessary details. In the meantime, I can, of course, be contacted through normal school email on jleach@stjohnstiverton.co.uk. I look forward to us all working together to make this final term at St John’s your child’s most memorable yet!

 

Kind regards,

Miss Jodie Leach

 

Please can you ensure that you complete the Tiverton High School letters sent out ASAP and return to us.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome back to the Summer Term – your child’s final one at St John’s - and what a busy term it is going to be!

It’s that time of year and SATs are really closing in! Consistent revision at this time of year is so important with only a few weeks left. We know that the children will do their very best. Reading is one area in which children really need to revise as much as possible, to make sure that they know all of the key vocab and have a high enough reading stamina to get through the texts quickly enough. Children should also make sure that they have a good understanding of essential vocabulary for the SPaG and Maths tests. Maths reasoning is another tricky area for the class and we hope that they read their questions carefully and think about what they need to do. Good luck to all! We are very proud of how hard the children have worked so far and very grateful for all the help that parents have been giving through supporting children to complete their homework on time.

 We will be undertaking the SATs during the week beginning Monday 14th May. You will be receiving an additional letter detailing the week, including our Breakfast Club which we encourage all of the children to attend. However, we have still have 4 weeks before SATs and we will be using this time to complete our revision. We will also have one final practice of some SATs papers during the week of 30th April.

Following on from the SATs- an event which we are all looking forward to is the Year 6 Residential to Rocks & Rapids, departing on Monday 21st May and returning on Friday 25th May. Details of any monies owing along with an outline of the week and a kit list will be sent out again in the near future so keep an eye out for these. I am very excited about taking the children on their final residential, I am sure we will have an awesome time!

A very exciting term for P.E this term... we will begin with athletics and cricket- a specialist sports teacher will be delivering our cricket sessions. Our PE in the second half term will be Forest School which the children have been eagerly awaiting! A separate letter will be sent out towards the end of this half term detailing what the children will need.

Finally, during this term, the children will be involved in many transition activities organised by Tiverton High School, culminating in a three day period being spent at the school where the children will experience a Sport for All Day, workshops and a sample timetabled day. If your child is not going to Tiverton High School next year, they will obviously not be attending these ‘taster days’ and alternative arrangements will be made for them. They will, of course, be involved in transition visits to their new schools and details of these will be sent directly to you from their school.

Since it is such a busy time, I would like to encourage everyone to sign up for our DoJo communication system. Many parents have already done so and it provides a really quick and easy way for us to keep in touch with each other. If you would like to join, please let me know and I’ll generate an invite with all the necessary details. In the meantime, I can, of course, be contacted through normal school email on jleach@stjohnstiverton.co.uk. I look forward to us all working together to make this final term at St John’s your child’s most memorable yet!

 

Kind regards,

Miss Jodie Leach

 

Please can you ensure that you complete the Tiverton High School letters sent out ASAP and return to us.

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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