Welcome to Year 6 Pages
Drake, Cook and Blake
Year 6 is led by Mr McBride who also teaches Drake Class with Mrs McDade teaching in Cook Class and Mr White teaching in Blake Class over at the Kirk campus. Additionally we also have Mrs Webb who will be teaching in the mornings.
The teachers are supported in Year 6 by a terrific team of TA's – Miss Gillan and Mrs Allot (Drake), Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Crisp (Cook) Ms Selby and Ms O’Mara (Blake)
We are all really excited to welcome all of the students into Year 6 in what we are sure will be a fun packed, exciting year ahead.
Welcome to Spring One
After a well deserved Christmas break, we are very happy to be back to our hard work in Year 6 as we approach the end of primary school life.
This term we are learning about Climate Change and looking at how climate change affects different parts of the world and their communities - a very topical subject with the bush fires currently in Australia.
PE this term is on a Monday and a Friday - but please make sure PE kit is in school all week.
We have a practice SATS week in early January and this will give the opportunity for the children to experience what SATS week will be like when it comes up in May. There are also SATS meeting on the 16th - please check the school diary for timings.
As always, please come and speak to any of us in Year 6 if you have any concerns or questions.
Welcome to Autumn 2!
Welcome back to another very busy half term. We hope you all had a restful break and the children are looking forward to some great learning opportunities and activities in the coming weeks; not least our amazing residential trip to Calshot.
We feel the children in Year 6 have settled amazingly well into school life and have relished the challenges they have faced so far. In particular we would like to congratulate Esme, Tenny, Ethan and Billy who after writing an excellent letter of application to Ms Palmer, were chosen to be Head Girls and Head Boys for Endeavour. They will be supported by our deputy head boy Mason and girl who is Nissi. A fantastic achievement!
During the second half term, our historical topic is all about the ancient civilisation of the Mayans. This is a fascinating look at where they were located in the world and the important achievements they made. The children will look at artefacts online and gather information about their culture and their importance in history.
The time is creeping ever nearer to our very exciting residential trip to Calshot
(Wednesday 4th through to Friday 6th December). At this point you would have had the kit list which suggests everything your child will need to take with them. The kit list can be found above here if you have not got a copy. Warm layers are the key! We will be following up our visit with lots of writing opportunities.
A reminder that the reading challenge is now very much up and running. This comprises of 12 genres of books that the children find books for and read throughout the year. Those children who successfully complete their 12 books are then given a certificate and entered into a prize draw at the end of the year.
Year 6 will have timetabled PE every week. This half term will be Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that PE kits are in for these days. We recommend them bringing them in on a Monday and leaving all week as there may be other opportunities to go outside.
PE uniform requirements are blue PE top and black shorts; dark tracksuit bottoms/jumper if required
Year 6 will be given regular homework every week which will consist of maths and english. This will be given out on a Friday and is to be handed back in on a Thursday. It is really vital in Year 6 that each child gets into a routine of completing homework to the best of their ability every week as this is an important expectation when they go to secondary school. If they can get into the habit in year 6, they will find it so much easier to cope with the higher demands put on them in secondary school. Our expectations are that they spend 30 minutes on each subject a week (a total of an hour) and they complete as much as they can in that time. It is also an expectation that if they should be struggling with an area of homework that parents cannot support at home, they MUST come and see their teacher about BEFORE Thursday. If they turn up with no homework to hand in on a Thursday then Mrs Webb will be holding a homework club whereby they will be expected to stay in and complete what they have not done at home. Please do speak to a member of the Year 6 team if your child is struggling as we can all work together to find a solution.
Times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12 are such an important part of Year 6 as they form the foundations of basic arithmetic. These quick-fire facts will not be regularly taught in Year 6 as it is an expectation that they should already know them. Therefore we encourage you to practise these regularly at home - it really does make a huge difference.
Year 6 children will sit KS2 end of year tests from Monday 11th—Thursday 14th May 2020. The children will sit a Reading and SpaG (Spelling and Grammar) test, an arithmetic and two reasoning maths papers during the testing period. In preparation for these tests we give the children opportunities to sit practise SATs test throughout the terms leading up to May.
Dates for the diary
Tues 5th November - (6.15 - 7pm) — Halloween Disco (Years 5/6)
Fri 15th Nov — Children in Need day
Mon 18th Nov — Inset Day
Tues 19th Nov — (3.30pm — 7pm) Parents Evening
Thurs 21st Nov — (3.30pm — 5.30pm) Parents Evening
Wed 27th Nov — Christmas Panto coming into school
Mon 2nd Dec — (3.30pm — 4.30pm) — Christmas Fayre
Wed 4th — Fri 6th Dec — Calshot Residential
Thurs 12th Dec — (5.30pm — 6.30 pm) - Carols by candle light
If you have any queries or questions that you would like to discuss about your child's learning, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us once we have made sure all the students have been collected safely. If you require more time we will be happy to arrange a time that is appropriate to you, to discuss further.