Welcome to our Year 6 page! We have made a fantastic start to a new year and are ready to work hard this term.
Quite often, children will express their nerves (and excitement!) for being in Year 6. It is an important year where the children will be expected to work hard; however, it is essential that they enjoy themselves! If you or your child have any concerns, please do let me know and I will contact you at a convenient time.
We've got lots of exciting things to look forward to this term. Our Geography focus will be on locational knowledge where we will consider the area in which we live and extend our knowledge to the wider world. We will also be asking the question, “Where did all the miners go?” where we will be delving into our local hisory and the miners’ strike of 1984. Please see below to find out what else we will be getting up to in the Autumn term!
A few reminders
· Water bottles: Please make sure that children have water bottles and that they are named. These need to be washed every night and returned to school the following day filled up.
· Reading: Please continue to support us by reading at home with your child for at least 10 minutes a night. We will also be reading with the children in school as regularly as possible.
· Homework: This will be provided online on a Friday and will be due the following Wednesday. English and Maths homework will be linked to the work the children have been doing in school. Homework also includes spellings, which will be tested the week after they were given out. If the children need any support with their homework, they can come to me before Wednesday and we will work through it together.
· PE: Year 6 PE will take place on a Wednesday. Children are permitted to come into school in their kits and stay in them all day on Wednesdays. Remember that PE kit is plain jogging bottoms (no zips/logos) and either their team colour shirt or plain white. Team coloured shirts are available to buy from school at a very reasonable price. Please ensure that children have suitable trainers / plimsolls as well. Children must wear their hair tied back and they will not be able to wear earrings. They will have to remove any studs themselves. Plasters will not be accepted.
Please find a list of links below that are useful for SATs revision. They are full of handy hints, games, activities and practice questions to be done by the child alone or together.
The following websites will help your child practise for their Literacy SATs in a fun and interactive way.
Spelling and Grammar Practise
The following websites have games and activities to help the children practise the skills they will need for their SATs papers but in a fun an interactive way.
Maths Whizz - the children have their own log in for this
This website has some past papers you can look at with your child.
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
IXL – This website has a range of English and Maths practice activities for your child to do on-line.