Year 6 2019 - 2020

Miss Spencer

 

WELCOME TO YEAR 6! 

Get ready for a year of fun, exciting learning and lots of hard work. 

Welcome back!

I hope you had an enjoyable Summer break.

On this website you will find key information about this current term but if you have any queries at all then please feel free to ask.

Many thanks, Miss Spencer.

 

Start of the day

The school day begins at 8.45am. Please ensure your child is on time and waiting in the playground ready to enter when the doors open. The door will close at 8.55am.If they are late, children must enter through the office entrance. If your child is absent please ring the school office to inform them as soon as possible.  

Swimming and PE

This year, Year 6 will be swimming in the Autumn Term. This will begin on Friday 20th September. It is important that children participate in the swimming lessons each week as it is part of the curriculum. Therefore, children must have their kit every Friday. This includes swimming costumes for girls and fitted swim shorts (not beach shorts) for the boys, accompanied with a towel and goggles if necessary.

PE will take place on Monday afternoon – please make sure kits are kept in school.

Reading

A reading book will be sent home with your child each night which they have chosen themselves. However, their reading level has been generated by a system called Accelerated Reader which has involved your child taking a reading test to create this level. Every time your child completes a book, they will complete a reading quiz on this text. This is why it is important that they read a variety of different texts, they read with an adult and they are answering questions frequently to ensure they have understood the book.

Homework

Each week the children will be given a set of spellings to learn as well as learning their times tables independently. Spellings should be practised each night ready for the test on a Friday. Homework will be stuck in homework books which is sent out every Friday to be returned the following Friday.

Termly, project related homework will be sent out.

This terms topics

This term we are looking at:

  • The Vikings in History
  • Living things and their Habitats, including Evolution in Science
  • The Water Cycle and Mountains in Geography
  • Setting descriptions and fairy tales in English

Maths

Children each have their own log ons for rmeasimaths.com, it is important for them to be accessing this as frequently as possible to support their maths continuously. I understand that it is difficult for children to access this at home which is why we are completing half an hour sessions during the week. However, Homework club will be starting up again soon on a Thursday and this will be the ideal opportunity for children to use the resources within school. Additionally, regular times tables practice is so important towards supporting quick mental maths, preparing for SATs.

Clothing

Please make sure your child’s P.E. kit is in school at all times. It is important that they are all in the correct uniform otherwise they will not be able to take part which means they will be missing curriculum time. PE kit consists of a white or navy top and navy or black bottoms. All clothing should be labelled clearly with your child’s name to help with finding those missing items! It is school policy that children do not wear jewellery.

Children must also be wearing correct uniform all the time; this does not include trainers or hoodies to accompany the uniform. A letter will be sent home on correct uniform.

 

An E-Safety message…

We are all concerned with how to keep children safe on all their gadgets. Please read the guidance below for some simple rules you could share with your child:

  • Always ask permission before using the Internet.
  • Only use websites you are familiar with and are told to use.
  • Always tell an adult if you see anything you are not comfortable with.                                                       

NEVER give out a home address or phone number.

NEVER arrange to meet anyone you don’t know.

 

Useful websites

This website is useful for learning times tables.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

RM EASI MATHS: www.rmeasimaths.com   (If you have a iPad or tablet you will need to download the app)

A fun website to assist with maths

www.arcademics.com

A fantastic website for creating stories and comics

www.storyboardthat.com

Accelerated Reader:

ukhosted70.renlearn.co.uk/2233844

3 times table - Uptown Funk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XzfQUXqiYY

4 times table - What Does the Fox Say?

http://musicalmaths.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/4x-table-fox.mp3

6 times table - Cheerleader

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9os1VUUp5io

7 times table - Mamma Mia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfHPdiUw1sY

8 times table - All About the Bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X620IeUkYE

This website is useful for learning times tables.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This will help promote e-safety.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Year 5 and 6 Word List for reading and spelling:

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

aggressive

amateur

ancient

apparent

appreciate

attached

available

average

awkward

bargain

bruise

category

cemetery

committee

communicate

community

competition

conscience*

conscious*

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise (critic + ise)

curiosity

definite

desperate

determined

develop

dictionary

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equip (–ped, –ment)

especially

exaggerate

excellent

existence

explanation

familiar

foreign

forty

frequently

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

identity

immediate(ly)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

neighbour

nuisance

occupy

occur

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

recommend

relevant

restaurant

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

signature

sincere(ly)

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

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