Year 6 2021 - 2022

Mr Weston

Welcome to our Year 6 class.

We have a number of different staff members working in Year 6 this term. Mr Weston teaches every morning and Monday afternoon. Mrs Hurley and Mrs Jackson support the class in the mornings, with Ms Clarke in class for the afternoons.

On Tuesday after break and afternoons, Ms Gaffney takes the class; on Wednesday afternoons Mrs Garton-Pope is with Year 6; and on Thursday and Friday afternoons it is a combination of Mrs Evans and Mr Brown (sports coach).

Subjects are currently taught by the following members of staff:

Mr Weston - English, Maths, History, Music & Computing

Mrs Gaffney - RE, PSHE, French & Geography

Mrs Garton-Pope - Science

Mrs Evans - Art & Design, Design & Technology

Sports Coach (Mr Brown) - PE

Here is some key information for the summer term.

Start and Finish Times

In Year 6, we start our school day at 8:45 and we finish at 3:15.

PE

Children are to come to school in their PE kits on the days they have PE. For Year 6, this is Thursday and Friday each week. On these days, the children can of course wear their fantastic leavers' hoodies!

Spellings & Homework

On Friday, children will be given English & Maths tasks to complete from their Reading, SPaG & Maths revision homework books. These should be brought into school on the following Friday to go through answers together. The children have a sheet to stick into the front of their Maths homework book, which they will then fill in every Friday with the new week's homework. We are trying to get our children to follow our school values of responsibility and excellence with their weekly homework and their organisation of it!

In Year 6, we want our children to develop a real love of Reading. Therefore, we really hope that our children will want to read at home every day to try and ensure they read 100 pages plus per week. At minimum, this should be done 3 times per week. Children fill in their digital reading record using Seesaw, and these are checked every night by Mr Weston, with discussions regularly held with the children. Children should fill in their reading record at least weekly. Ideally, they will be reading aloud and leaving brief book thoughts and reviews as part of this task. 

Year 6 children also have Reading Plus to use at home. They have 6 weekly activities on this. Although we give some time towards this in school, children will need to complete some tasks at home. The expectation is about 30 minutes per week at home.

Spellings come home in their orange book on a Monday. We do a pre-test of 16 words on a Monday, and children highlight the ones they made errors on. We then revisit these words in dictated sentences on a Friday. Children should look to improve their score by at least 5.

Children can always request some support on Seesaw from Mr Weston if they struggle with any aspect of homework. I will get back to them as quickly as possible, or at least the following morning when they come into school.

COVID-related absence

If your child is absent due to isolation, and is able to complete work, packs of work will be provided by the school office linked to our current topics in class. There is an initial 2-day 'grab bag' and then a 2-week home learning pack if a child is isolating but fit to work. Work completed should be uploaded to Seesaw, where Mr Weston will regularly check the work and can also provide support with the work as needed. The home learning packs for individuals isolating are include in the files on this page. All of the tasks link to our class work this term.

If there is a need for the whole class or large group to isolate at any point, videos and daily work will be provided on Seesaw for children to follow so that children at home and in school are receiving the same curriculum opportunities.

SATS

With the tests upcoming in the week beginning May 9th, there is a SATS guide for parents available in the files section on this page just in case you want any information about when the children do their tests and what they entail.

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