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Spring Term 2018 (first half)

 

Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a fabulous break.

We will be starting booster lessons immediately for Year 6 children.  These take place every Tuesday (Maths) and Wednesday (English) starting at 8.00 am.  These sessions will be useful in helping children to achieve their potential in SATs.

In Maths, there will be a focus on multiplication and division including that of fractions. We will also be looking at measurement, shape and area.

Our topic is ‘Lakes and Landscapes’.

In English, we will start the term with mystery and suspense followed by a focus on the book Floodland.

In Science, we will be investigating light and shadows.

We will continue to use our ICT time to develop our own apps using App Shed.  The children are welcome to continue to work on their apps at home as well as in school if they choose.

Finally, please do feel free to come and talk to us if you have any concerns or questions.

The Year 6 team

Mrs Farrell  Mrs Prendiville  Mr Robinson  Mrs Bennett Mrs Robinson

To see what we are learning this term click here

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Year 6 – the children’s final year at Winnersh Primary School, and an exciting and busy year!

Year 6 take on many roles and responsibilities throughout the year, as well as working hard on all areas of the curriculum. We also plan visits and visitors to enhance the learning opportunities, including the Year 6 residential trip, which this year is to Rhos-y-Gwaliau.

Details of our learning this term can be found by following the link above. 

Homework is set weekly for both English and Maths. It is expected that all pupils will complete their homework to a high standard, with the option of attending Homework Club on Tuesday lunch time if necessary. The children will also have weekly spellings to learn and various exciting projects to complete throughout the year.

All the pupils have a diary so that they can record homework and the date it is due in, dates to remember and any special projects they need to complete. We are hoping to develop their independence and organisational skills during the year! It would be really helpful if you could continue to hear your child read, and record this in their diaries too. Research shows that even able readers really benefit from reading aloud occasionally.

We will be doing outdoor PE each week on Wednesdays and Fridays, so please ensure that your child has the correct, well-fitting footwear and PE kit for this.

Please pop in to speak to us if you have any concerns or questions. We look forward to a busy and productive year!

Year 6 Homework

In Year 6, we encourage pupils to complete homework tasks as independently as possible. However, your support and encouragement are invaluable.

For example, you could help your child:

  • - to be organised
  • - to be aware of task deadlines
  • - to consider what is appropriate quality and quantity for each task

Each week, pupils have –

Maths homework: This is given on a Friday, and needs to be back in school by the following Wednesday. We give the pupils a task which includes both revision of skills and a challenge, and ask them to complete as much as possible, marking any areas that they find tricky.

Pupils also have times tables to learn. These are suggested according to individual need. All pupils have a weekly Buzztime tables test.

English homework: This can take various formats; for example writing a report, completing a grammar based activity, or researching interesting vocabulary for a written task. All pupils have individual spelling lists to learn, and these are recorded in their diaries. All pupils have a weekly spelling test.

Topic/other subjects: These tasks may include researching a particular subject, or completing a personal project. During each month, one task has a particular theme, and we encourage the pupils to find out about something or person connected with a wide topic such as “Communication” or “Exploration”. We also have a “Balloon Race” in the Autumn and Spring terms, which involves researching a famous person from an historical period or a Shakespeare play. Full details are given to the pupils to put in their diaries.

Please talk to us if you feel your child is struggling with homework tasks. We run a Tuesday lunchtime drop-in homework club, where pupils may come in to complete tasks, use the computers or ask for additional help.

Year 6 enjoyed lots of different activities during our Victorian Day in September. Miss Susan and Jack from “Portals to the Past” organised a classroom experience, talks and artefacts, a chance to learn street games plus a lesson in waltzing!

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