Welcome to the Year 6 class page!
The following information will help you become familiar with the class routines in order to support your child as they settle into their new class.
Year 6 use the junior cloakroom and have their own peg to store shoes, coats, lunch boxes and bags. They bring their waterbottles and book bags into the classroom. Please do not bring anything else to school, including toys, to help keep our classroom clutter free. Please ensure that your child brings a coat to school every day as the weather is changeable and we encourage outdoor play where possible.
The children will be given one piece of literacy/ topic and one piece of maths homework on a Monday. Each piece should take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete. This should be handed in on Friday mornings.
We also practice Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) as part of our Maths homework. Practicing KIRFs will consist of short, snappy, practical activities, which should be done daily. Each half term your child will receive a KIRFs target, then weekly activity cards and practical ideas to do as homework (see the KIRFs link below). Children also have a username and password to access Times Tables Rock Stars. It can be played on a tablet or computer and children can play this at any time as part of their maths homework.
Children will also have spellings to practice each week. Spellings and will be given on Mondays and tested the following Monday.
Reading books and Reading records.
Children can choose reading books to take home along with their new reading record. In Year 6, children can fill in their own reading records to show when they have read. Please encourage your child to read five days a week; they can change their books as and when they need to. Children also have a username and password to access Reading Eggs. It can be played on a tablet or computer and children can play this at any time as part of their reading practise. Children will also have opportunities to read in school; independently and in guided reading lessons throughout the week.
Spellings are set weekly and each child is given spellings suited to their ability. These are given on a Monday and children will be tested the following Monday. All children have a green spelling book in which to practise their spellings, and also to write their spelling scores and any words that were spelled incorrectly to help keep you updated with your child's progress.
It is important that children understand the meaning of the word as well as how to spell them. One of the ways in which we practise this in school, is using a dictionary to look up the word and find out the meaning, then put the word into a sentence of their own.
Check out the links below for more information and please do pop by the classroom door or call the school office if you have any questions.