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Year 6

Hello and welcome back to our Year 6 classes!

 

In Year 6 we have Holly class with Mrs Hall and  Sycamore class with Mr Mac.  We continue to be supported by Miss Quain, Mr Osai and Mrs Hollingsworth.

 

Our painting for this term is Bachus and Ariadne by Titan which makes links to Ancient Greece.  We will be learning about a variety of things such as the history of the Ancient Greek empire, what it was like to be a Greek citizen, the Ancient Olympics and the origins of Democracy. We will also be making links to their art and culture, which will be consolidated within art and DT lessons alongside a trip to the British Museum.

 

 

This is a very busy stage of the year for our children, and it is vital that they are consolidating and building upon their knowledge in the build up to their end of KS2 assessments.

 

In maths we will be covering topics including: fractions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, ratio and proportion, shape, perimeter, area, measurements, time problems and problem solving in a range of contexts.

 

In English we will be making strong links to Ancient Greece starting with looking at Greek Myths. We will then be looking at democracy, using these topics to help strengthen our writing in a variety of ways including persuasion, debates and recounts.

 

We have weekly spellings which focus on a spelling rule and include seven 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 speak to Mrs Hall or Mr Mac on the playground either at the beginning or end of the day.  Alternatively you can get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.

 

We are so impressed at how the children have come back to school after the holidays eager to learn – we are excited to see the progress throughout the term!

 

Thank you for you continued support,

 

The Year 6 team

 

More About Year 6...

•SATS REVISION CLUB – THURSDAYS 3.30 – 4.15 starting Thursday 31st January

•NSPCC Workshops Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th January

•Police Cadets visit – Friday 15th February  

•Mock KS2 assessment week – 4th February

•British Museum visit – date TBC

•Sayers Croft Residential Monday 25th February – Wednesday 27th February

•Kings College Science Shows – Sycamore Friday 15th and Holly 22nd March

 

Summer Term

•End of KS2 assessments week beginning the Monday 13th May 2019 – Thursday 16th May 2019

Useful Links

Dates for Your Diary

How You Can Help

 

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

 

•Reading with your child or ensuring your child reads every day for at least 20 minutes. Please make sure that you sign your child’s diary at least three times a week.

•Ensuring homework is completed to a high standard. If your child does not understand their homework, they need to come and speak to a member of the Year 6 team on Monday so we can provide additional support in school.

•Please ensure all children are practising their Times Tables and Spellings regularly as this has a fundamental impact upon their learning within class.

•We will be running a revision club every Thursday after school (3.30 – 4.15pm) which will focus upon maths, reading and grammar skills. If you would like your child to attend please speak to a member of the office staff who will give you consent form if there are spaces available.

 

•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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