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Year 6 Dragonflies - Mrs Armstrong

Welcome to Class 6!

 

Welcome to the Class 6 home page. Here you will find all of the information you need to know about Class 6.

 

Mrs Armstrong is the class teacher supported by Mrs Mander, Mrs Watts and Mrs Wheatley.

 

Welcome to the first term of Year 6!

 

Our learning journey for this term is called 'Rainforests - what happens if it's not there tomorrow?' We will be finding out all about the rainforests, their climates, the organisms that live there and how they are being used and damaged. Alongside this, we will  be focusing on the human and physical geography of North and South America with a particular focus on Brazil.

 

Homework

As you know, Y6 is the year that the children take their end of KS2 assessments (SATs) in May. To support your child in their preparation for these assessments, homework will be set to consolidate and further practise classroom learning. Alongside reading daily, the children will be set homework on Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and Quiz Shed that they will be expected to access every week.

 

Things you can do at home to support your child:

-Practise the times tables using TTRockstars or Maths Shed (this develops the rapid recall required to support their calculating skill) 

-Practise the spelling rules taught using Spelling Shed. Key spellings will also be placed inside your child's reading record (half termly). These are the statutory spellings for the National Curriculum. 

-Read daily, either listening to your child read or discussing what they have read independently.

 

The children will have the opportunity to choose books from our 'Recommended Reads' to promote reading for pleasure. These books can be enjoyed by the children independently or shared with an adult.

 

Reading Champions

This year, we are continuing to aim to achieve all of the reading badges on our Reading Champions chart. In order to achieve the badges and become a Reading Champion, reading record books need to be signed by an adult and brought in to school regularly (ideally every day).  

 

Prefects

In Y6, our children are given the opportunity to become prefects and, for the lucky chosen ones, Head Boy and Head Girl. To earn a prefect badge, the children must be good role models for the younger children in school and always give 100% effort to their learning. At the end of every week, if they have been good role models, both inside school and in the playground, and applied themselves to their learning (including completing any homework tasks set), they will receive a prefect star. Additional prefect stars will be awarded every time a Reading Champion badge is achieved. After they have achieved 8 prefect stars, the children can apply to become a prefect and receive their prefect badge. The children are also asked to take on additional responsibilities in school e.g. playground leaders, reading with KS1 children etc. (Due to Covid-19, these additional responsibilities will only commence as and when it is safe to do so.)

 

P.E.

Our P.E. days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school on these days. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child or their learning, please do not hesitate to contact me either via email or by phoning the school office.

 

We are looking forward to a fun-filled, exciting year!

 

K. Armstrong smiley

 

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