Year 6 

Teacher: Mrs Watts & Mrs Butler                                           Summer 2019

Learning Support Assistants: Miss East

The School Day:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.30
(Break time 10.50–11.05 Assembly 11.05–11.20)
Lunchtime: 12.30 – 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 – 3.25


Daily Routine
9.00 – 9.10am Registration
9.10 – 10.10am Maths / English
10.10 – 10.50am Reading/ Spelling
11.20 – 12.30pm English / Maths
1.35 – 3.25pm Topic Work

Areas of work this term:

This term, we are looking at Leicestershire. We will be covering this topic through a variety of learning challenges; we’re really looking forward to getting stuck-in!

All of our history, geography, music and art will be taught through the theme of ‘Leicestershire’ and we’ll also be tasting a range of delicious foods from the local area too.

Core subjects

English
• Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
• Short story writing.
• Famous Poets

Maths
• Written calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (With a specific focus on long multiplication and division)
• Angles
• Measures including time
• Lots of Solving real life problems

Science
• Space

P.E
• Cricket
• Athletics

The children in our class will have P.E. on Mondays and Thursdays this term but we will try to get outside as often as we can. When scheduled to do outdoor PE, the sessions will go ahead outdoors unless it is not safe to do so.

SATs Week w/c 13th May

Monday
               Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
Tuesday
               Reading
Wednesday
              Maths Arithmetic Paper
              Maths Reasoning Paper 1
Thursday
              Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Mathematics
A good understanding of multiplication facts is crucial to the more difficult mathematical concepts. It would be a great help to me if you could support your child in learning these at home. Although I teach this as part of the mathematics, it is impossible for me to teach it every day. It is this daily practice that I am certain, many of the children benefit from. To help you, the Multiplication Facts can be found in the centre of your child’s Homework Diary. I have also identified that several of the class are finding telling the time and time related problems difficult. Regular support with this at home will develop all pupils understanding of this.

Clothing

Clothing should be clearly labelled and easily identified.
All personal items brought into school must be clearly labelled and contained in a small bag as cloakroom space is very limited. Jewellery should not be worn in school except for an inexpensive watch and stud earrings for those with pierced ears.

Additional notes for Class 5

Class rules and behaviour

The three basic rules of my classroom are:
1. Respect your self and always try your best in all that you do
2. Respect others at all times during the day
3. Respect properties of the school and others
These are expected to be followed by all pupils throughout the day. All other classroom expectations and procedures stem from these three important ideas.

I believe each child should take responsibility for his or her own behaviour. By Year 6 they should not be offering excuses and blaming others. Therefore, the children will be made aware of the class rules and expectations from day one. Any child that chooses to break these rules will receive sanctions as set out in the school behaviour policy.

Homework (Up to 2.5 hours for Years 5/6)

There is no homework now for Year 6 pupils. This is to enable the children to focus on their individual learning needs in preparation for SATs.
Remember to use your revision guides and ask for any additional resources that you require. Woodlands School, Kent have some excellent revision resources on their website. Keep revising little amounts but as often as you can.