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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

The staff in Year 6 are Mrs Twidle (Teacher) and Mrs Ashraf (Teaching Assistant).

Whilst this is an important year in preparing your children to sit their SAT’s at the end year 6, we ensure that the children have a full, balanced and exciting curriculum throughout the year.

 

Our topic this term is “Hola Mexico”. During our work, we will find out all about the celebration of Day of the Dead, the history of the Mayans, cook fajitas, look at artwork from Frida Kahlo and have an exciting visit to The Chocolate Story at York to discover where chocolate came from. We might even get to try some whilst we are there!

P.E.

We are incredibly lucky to have a sports coach come in, and take our PE lessons. Our P.E. lesson is on a Wednesday afternoon. School provides the t-shirt, shorts and tracksuit bottoms needed for the lesson. Children are just required to bring in a pair of PE shoes (trainers or plimsolls) and leave these at school in their PE bag. Please make sure they are named.

In Year 6 we go swimming in the Autumn term. It is incredibly important that all our children learn to swim 25m by the time they finish year 6. Swimming lessons happen over a two-week period where the children attend Splash, in Stockton, every day.

After school club is run on a Wednesday night, 3:15 – 4:15pm each week. Children get to try out a range of different sports during this session. It is always very popular with the Year 6s.

Homework, spellings and reading

Homework is always linked to what has been taught that week in class. In can be a range of different subjects. It is handed out on a Friday afternoon, and is to be returned to class by Tuesday. If your child with struggling with any of it, please encourage them to come and speak to us about it.

Spellings are given out on a Monday, and then tested on a Friday. Each week a new spelling rule / pattern is given to the children to learn. These are rules and patterns, which we want children to be able to use in their writing independently.

We would like children to read a minimum of 10 minutes, three times a week. Children bring home a reading scheme book twice a week, and will be given a “Gold Pin” author book. If the children read 10 of these “Gold Pin” books they receive a very special gold pin badge. The authors we have chosen for Year 6 to read are Anthony Horrowitz and Phillip Pulman.

It would be fantastic if the children can access these website at home to do some extra reading and maths practise:

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/95797

https://www.prodigygame.com/main-en/

SAT’s week is the week beginning the 9th May 2022. We will be working very hard to ensure your child is ready to sit these tests. Revision books will be provided along with booster sessions from January 2022.