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Southmead

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Year 6

Hello and welcome back!  

 

In Year 6 we have Holly Class with Miss Duffy, who is helped by  Miss Powell and Miss Karanis. We also have Sycamore Class with Mr Mac Andrews who is helped by Miss Quain.  

Miss Munroe and Mrs Trace help teach  Year 6 every morning along with Mrs Plunket on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

We have well and truly ‘sailed’ into our learning with much vigour in Year 6 this term! The children are enjoying our class book, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’, especially in guided reading lessons!  They are currently planning and drafting an opener for their version of the story – stay tuned for some impressive writing coming soon….

 

We will be learning about the cultures and traditions of Japan this term through studying the impressive works of Japanese artist – Hokusai.  Our picture is ‘The Great Wave’.  Already, the children have been learning about the metaphors behind the picture and have begun to choose their own ‘media’ to produce a similar work of art.  The children will learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and will understand how they are formed and the effects on civilization.

This term, we are busy learning about and consolidating our place value knowledge up to 10,000,000 – we are mastering recognising numbers up to 10,000,000 in a variety of different representations!

 

In English we are learning how to write the opening of a story and how to engage our reader’s senses!  We are currently learning about word classes and applying this to our English lessons.

 

We have weekly spellings which focus on a spelling rule each week, including seven Year 5/6 curriculum words!

 

PE – Tuesdays and Thursdays

(Please ensure your child has appropriate trainers, a white polo shirt and either black or navy shorts or tracksuit bottoms)

We encourage children to bring their kit in on Tuesdays and bring it back home again on Thursdays.

 

Reading diaries will be checked every day by our teachers or teaching assistants.

 

Spelling lesson on Mondays – please bring your yellow spelling book!

 

Times table assessments will happen every Friday.

 

Our Year 6 team are looking forward to working with you this year to achieve the best potential for our Year 6 pupils!  If you have any questions please speak to Miss Duffy or Mr MacAndrews on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.

 

We are so excited for our first term with our new classes!

More About Year 6...

Wandsworth tests –  Thursday 21st September 2017

 

We have some exciting trips planned this term, most notably to the Natural History Museum, where the children will enhance their leaning of volcanoes and earthquakes – TBC

National Mathematician of the Year Awards - TBC

Primary Maths Challenge - TBC

Maths Club - Autumn Term 2

 

Useful Links

Dates for Your Diary

How You Can Help

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Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:

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  • Reading with your child everyday and ensuring their reading diary is signed

  • Ensuring homework is completed

  • Practicing the times tables, with the child using the following vocabulary: “1 times 8 is 8”, “three groups of six are eighteen”, “four lots of ten are forty”, five sets of seven are thirty five”

  • Practicing spellings every night – we have our spelling lessons every Monday!

 

Please help your child with their homework, which will be sent home every Friday beginning Friday 22nd September.  

The children will be given a homework book which will comprise of 2 Maths tasks, 2 English tasks and a Reading task. They will take this home on a Friday.  

They are expected to do 30 minutes homework every night. We encourage the children to complete one piece of homework every night and bring their book into school every day.

 

Reading

 

Please ensure that you read with your child every night.  If there are words which they find tricky, please write these in the ‘Tricky Words’ section of their diaries so we can discuss these in context in class.

 

Spelling

 

Please help your child learn their spelling rules and words every night by using the strategies.

Admissions Information

Below is some useful information regarding admissions into secondary school for Year 6 children.

 

We will be holding a presentation soon for parents to help explain the admissions process, open days, completing application forms and answer any other questions that you may have. Until then please familiarise yourself with the presentation below and have a look at the open days that are currently on offer for your child by following the link below.

 

Secondary School Transfer Presentation

 

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200472/secondary_school_admissions/2038/secondary_school_open_days