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Year 6

Hello and welcome to our new Year 6 classes!

 

In Year 6 we are: Holly class with Mrs Hall (UKS2 Phase Leader) and Sycamore class with Miss Barritt.  We are helped by Miss Quain, Miss Adams, Miss Dempsey and Miss Daniels.

 

Our painting for this term is The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai, and our topic will be Japan which will have us learning about volcanoes and earthquakes, the geography of Japan, origami and other aspects of Japanese culture.

 

We will be reading the book Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and basing many aspects of our work around this.

 

 

 

At this stage of the year, the children will be working on 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 create suspense when writing 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, and include ten Year 5/6 curriculum words!

 

Reading diaries will be checked every day by our teachers or teaching assistants. Times table assessments will happen every week.

 

We also hold a KS1 and KS2 homework club twice a week on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time with Mrs Callaghan.  

 

If you have any questions, please see Mrs Hall or Miss Barritt in 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 Year 6 classes!

 

Thank you for you continued support,

 

The Year 6 team

 

More About Year 6...

Meet the teacher/ Wandsworth test information – 9th September

 

Wandsworth Tests – 19th September

 

Deadline for Wandsworth Secondary School applications – 31st October

 

Trip to Wagammama - TBC

 

Useful Links

Dates for Your Diary

How You Can Help

 

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

 

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

 

•- Read with your child/hear your

•  child read everyday

•- Ensure homework is completed

•- Practise times tables, with your

•  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”

•-Practise spellings every night – we

• have our spelling lessons every

• Monday!

 

•Please can you ensure that your child brings their PE kit with them on a Monday and it stays in their lockers and brought back home on a Friday.  We occasionally have to change the days that we do PE.

•Year 6 will begin to receive daily homework. It is expected that they will complete this on the evening given (unless specified) ready to be marked the next day in school.

•Children also need to be practicing their spellings and reading on a daily basis.

•Spellings to be handed out on Wednesdays and tested the following Wednesday

•Times Tables test every Friday morning

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

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