Welcome to Y6! I am really looking forward to teaching you and getting to know you all.

Homework

Maths and English homework will sometimes be added to Seesaw, however, following constructive feedback from parents, Maths, English and Spellings will still be sent out on paper.  This homework will not be handed in at school, it will stay in the children’s bags until we are ready to mark it and go through it together in the lesson time.  I expect them to make notes and show their working out when we mark it, so that they can use it to help them revise in the Spring Term. Keep a look out for Big Talk homework which will be added to Seesaw.  This is a good opportunity for children and parents to discuss ideas about their writing and clarify their thoughts and understanding of the genre.  Many of the children benefit from having this thinking and preparation time.  I don’t mind the children bringing notes in to help with their Big Write.

Spellings will be sent out weekly.  In addition, children are expected to know all of the Y5/Y6 curriculum spellings, in addition to revising the Y3/Y4 spellings. In Y6, some of the children will be tested on additional spellings that they have not been given to learn, to see if they can apply the spelling rule or pattern.

Reading – Children should still be reading every day at home whenever possible. We are making books available, across the school, for children to take home on Mondays. When the children have finished their reading book, they should bring it into the classroom on Thursday morning, so that books can be quarantined over the weekend. It is still very useful for children to read aloud to their parents at this age.

X Tables – By the time the children reach Y6, they should know all of the x tables up to 12 x 12 by heart. If they are not able to answer x tables in a quick-fire test, they need to keep practising them every day. Please encourage your child to use TT Rock Stars regularly to help them to learn them.

SPAG.com – Please check that your children are using this excellent resource. It prepares them well for the spelling, grammar and punctuation they are expected to know in Year 6.

P.E. – In Y6, P.E. will take place on Friday afternoon, when we will have double session. The children will need suitable, old/warm outdoor kit, for example, old jogging bottoms, old sweatshirt, old trainers etc. It can get very wet and muddy in the winter.

Please click here to view the Year 6 Curriculum Coverage