Year 6

Summer 2018

Teacher: MRS GEMMA WATTS

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Vicky 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

Registration (busy work):   9.00 –   9.10am

Grammar/Spelling: 9.10 – 9.30am

English:             9.30-10.30am

Guided Reading10.30 – 10.50am

Maths:         11.20 – 12.30pm

Topic Work:   1.35 –   3.25pm              

Areas of work this term

Topics                                                                                                                                     

  • History – Local history
  • Geography – The UK                     
  • The Apprentice - A class enterprise topic

  • Core subjects                                                                         
  • English
  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
  • Short story writing.
  • Famous Poets including Shakespeare 

  • 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
  •  Properties of materials 

  • P.E
  • Football - The children have been given a fantastic opportunity to participate in coaching from the FA skills team this half term, which will be happening on a Monday afternoon. As a result, children will need to ensure that they have appropriate footwear and shin pads, as without these they will be unable to take part.
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

The children in my class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays 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. Therefore, your child will need adequate outdoor clothing including football boots or trainers that can get muddy.            

SATs Week w/c 14th May

 Monday

           Reading Comprehension

Tuesday

           Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation          

Wednesday

           Maths Arithmetic Paper

           Maths Reasoning Paper A

Thursday

         Maths Reasoning Paper B

  • 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)

Please note I will not be setting any homework now until after May half term. This is to allow Year 6 pupils to focus on their own personalised learning needs ahead of their SATs tests.

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.