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Find information about Year 6 here…

We have two Year 6 classes; 6A and 6R.

Year 6 Staff
6A: Katherine Applegarth (Class teacher)
6R: Natalie Rodrigues (Class Teacher),
Judy Smith (Support staff)

Classroom Location
6R: On the Second floor, turn right at the very top of the stairs ( on the right-hand-side as you approach from the playground) and head towards the farthest-most corner of the building.
6A: On the Second floor, turn right at the very top of the stairs ( on the right-hand-side as you approach from the playground).

Parent-Teacher Times

Weekly Parent Times

Unfortunately, this term, face to face parent meetings will not be possible. However, we will be available during our usual parent time for discussions via phone. Please email the office to arrange this. Our weekly parent times are as follows:

6A Thursday 4.00 – 4.30 p.m.

6R Thursday 4.00 – 4.30 p.m.

As usual, if you are unable to make these times then please contact the office and we can arrange another, mutually convenient time to speak.

Parents’ Evenings will take place this term and we will be in touch with details in due course

Topic

Our topic this term is World War 2 in Islington. Please see the topic web and knowledge organiser attached with this letter for more information. We encourage the children to study the knowledge organiser at home before we begin our topic, in order for them to learn some key information which will aid their understanding in class.

Family Biography Project

This term, the children will be working hard to produce a biography of a family member, with links to our WW2 topic, Usually, we would then showcase these to the children’s relatives and friends in a ‘Biography Day’ held in Autumn 2, which would replace the termly class assembly. Due to current restrictions, this will not be possible. However, we will still be continuing with the project with the aim of publishing all the biographies in a book which the children can then keep. We will be sending out more information on this project later in the term.

School Journey to PGL and other visits

Due to current guidelines concerning COVID 19 we, regrettably, are unable to go ahead with our usual Year 6 residential to PGL this year. We have made provisional plans for a residential trip to take place in the Spring term but will have to confirm this nearer the time.

Additionally, this term, visits will be restricted to within walking distance. However, we are pleased to announce that workshops can take place in the school and we hope to replace many of this term’s trips with these. We have already booked the Young Shakespeare Company to come and hold workshops at the end of this half term, and are looking at a similar workshop

Homework

In Year 6, we start to prepare the children for secondary school by giving them two pieces of homework a week.

Spelling homework will be given out on Tuesday. We will send home a list of spellings for the children to learn which will then be tested in a dictation on Friday. In addition, the children will also be assigned a number of games on Spelling Shed which they should complete by Friday. We will be able to monitor the children’s progress on these games through our teacher accounts.

An additional homework, based on an aspect of the children’s learning during the week, will be set on Friday to be completed by Tuesday. We will be using the website ‘SATs Boot Camp’ to set this homework on the children’s logins. We used this with Year 6 last year and found it to be very effective in helping the children retain what we have covered during the week. Each week they will be assigned 1 or 2 revision activities and then will complete an online quiz. We will monitor how the children have done each week through our teacher accounts

Medicines

If your child requires medication which is usually kept in school (inhalers, EpiPen’s etc.) please can you ensure that two sets are sent in to school at the beginning of term. We are required to store one in the classroom and one in the medical room at all times.

Bringing items to school

Please can you make sure that your children bring in only the following items to school (in accordance with current guidelines.)

  • A labelled water bottle (There will be no shared drinking facilities on site in the classroom or at lunch)
  • An optional reading book
  • A lunch box (if not having school dinners)
  • A coat

We ask that they do not bring in any other items, including rucksacks, as we no longer have use of the hooks in the corridor. We realise that in Year 6 there may be some children who will need to bring sanitary products in to school. These can be kept in a small bag which can fit in their tray.

Appropriate clothing

Current guidelines require us to have the school and classrooms well ventilated. There will be at least 2 windows open at all times and as we move into Autumn it is likely to get colder than the children are used to. Please send them in wearing enough layers to be comfortable while working.

Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking HERE.

Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6.
Here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.

Maths fluency & recall facts – Year6keyrecallfacts

Year 6 Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE for more information about our curriculum.

PE and Dance lessons are as follows:

PE lessons for Year 6 will be on Mondays and Thursdays. In order to encourage the children to be as active as possible on their return to school, we will be reinstating the daily mile as part of our weekly routine. Therefore, please could children come to school everyday in clothing and footwear that will allow them to be active.

Dance with Jess will take place on a Friday (for each class this will only apply for 1 half term per term. 6A will have dance for the first half term, starting next week. 6R will have dance for the second half term.)

How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!

Statutory Assessments
In the Summer Term, our Year 6 children sit statutory exams in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling, and Maths. Whilst some discrete exam preparation takes place, we try to keep it to a minimum and try to ensure that the children are shielded from stress and pressure as much as possible. A meeting for parents about SATs will take place in the Spring term.
CLICK HERE for our SATs meeting presentation document.
CLICK HERE for the Year 5-6 ‘Tricky Word’ Spelling list.

You can find this term’s letter to parents and carers and Topic Plan in the ‘Related Documents’ box to the left of the screen or by clicking the below links

Y6 Topic web Autumn 2020

Y6 World War II KS2 Knowledge Organiser

Y6 Autumn parent letter