Welcome to Year 6! The final step of your journey is perhaps the most challenging one, but it brings with it a year of excitement, learning and accomplishment! Along the way, you will cherish the moments with your classmates, relish being the leaders of the school and build memories that you will carry with you for the rest of your life!
Below are a few reminders in order to make your final year as successful as possible:
Reading: The children should be reading daily, with an adult or guardian whenever possible or independently if necessary. They should record their reading in their reading record whenever they have read and bring that reading record into school every day. Children who have not read, or do not have a record of their reading for the previous day, will be asked to read for five minutes at break time. If a child is consistently failing to record in their reading record then a letter will be sent home to parents.
Spellings: Spellings are handed out on Monday and include a combination of the Year 5/6 spelling words and key words relating to the current topic being studied in class. The children will also be challenged on words containing key prefixes and suffixes as set out in the Year 6 curriculum. Children should be practising their spellings daily and will be tested on their spellings each Friday.
Time Tables: Children in Year 6 are expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 and it is imperative that they have a confident understanding of their times tables before they take their SATs exams. Once confident, the children then progress onto using their knowledge of times tables in a variety of different ways; for example using multiplication facts to find the corresponding division fact. The children are given a times table to focus on each Monday and will be tested each Friday.
Homework: The children should challenge themselves to complete at least one piece of homework from the home learning grid each week. This should be brought in by Thursday to ensure that it can be considered for the awarding of a merit to the child on Friday. In addition to this, the children will also be given formal homework on a Thursday with the expectation that it is completed and returned by the following Monday.
PE: Year 6 has PE on a Thursday afternoon and correct kit should be worn for each lesson. This includes the TSM PE top (in the appropriate house colour), shorts (of suitable length) and suitable foot wear (trainers or plimsolls). If a child fails to have their PE kit on three separate occasions within a term then a letter will be sent home to parents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions, or wish to arrange a meeting to raise any concerns, do not hesitate to come find me after school. Alternatively, send a letter in with your child and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.