Southmead

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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 and Sycamore class with Mr MacAndrews.  We are helped by  Miss Quain, Mrs Hollingsworth and Mr Osei.

 

Our painting for this term is The Great Wave of 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 in Maths 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 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 and include seven Year 5/6 curriculum words!

 

PE – Friday afternoon

(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 Wednesdays and bring it back home again on Fridays.

 

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

 

Spelling lesson happen weekly – please bring your yellow spelling book!

 

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 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 Year 6 classes!

 

 

More About Year 6...

- Meet the teacher/ Wandsworth test information – 10th September

- Wandsworth Tests – 20th September

- Deadline for Wandsworth Secondary School applications – 31st October

- Trip to Wagamana - TBC

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Useful Links

Dates for Your Diary

How You Can Help

 

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

  • Practising the 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”

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

 

Please help your child with their homework, which will be sent home every Friday after the first few weeks of term.

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

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