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A very warm welcome to Year 6! This year is an important academic milestone as it marks the final year in Primary School, before children begin their exciting new adventures as they head to secondary school! There is lots of fun and exciting learning to do this year, and I look forward to supporting your child on their journey, as we work our way towards Key Stage 2.
Below are a few helpful reminders to make this year as successful as possible:
P.E: P.E. lessons will be every Tuesday and Friday. P.E. kits must include: suitable foot wear (plain black trainers or plimsolls), a school white PE t-shirt (or plain white – no logo) and black shorts or plain black, navy or grey tracksuit bottoms (in the winter). Please ensure your child wears the correct PE kit in school for their PE days.
Homework: Every Thursday, your child will receive reading, maths, SPAG and handwriting, which will need to be completed by Monday. Additional homework may also be set as the year progresses and where a child may benefit from further consolidation of their learning. If an additional homework task has been set, it will be sent out on a Thursday.
Spellings: Spellings will be handed out and tested in the week. Spellings will include a combination of the Year 5/6 words and words containing key spelling patterns as set out in the Year 6 curriculum. They may also be set key words from the current topic being studied. Please make sure their spelling books are brought to school each Thursday for their new set of spellings. I would recommend it accompany their reading book, which should come into school each day.
Times tables: Children in Year 6 should now know all of their times tables - in order and at random as well as the inverse (division) facts. E.g. 15 ÷ 5 = 3. Please continue to practise these regularly at home with your child. Your child will receive times tables weekly, from a particular multiplication family in random order. This will take place weekly after their spelling test.
Reading: Please hear your child read daily or as often a possible throughout the week. Your child should write a very short summary of what they have read and the pages that they have read and they should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Your child’s reading record and book should be brought into school every day and will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday (if they have not finished the book).
Thank you for your on-going support. Should you have any other questions or concerns, or simply wish to discuss your child’s learning, please make an appointment to see me through the office staff.