What to expect in Year 6
Memories and Magic
For even the most confident of 10 year olds (and their parents), the move into Year 6 can be a daunting time – but it really doesn’t have to be. Being in Year 6 truly is the most memorable time in your child’s primary education.
Year 6 is a key moment in your child’s life; they will develop more independence, a huge amount of resilience and, most importantly, they should become very aware of who they are as both learners and as young adults.
How can you help your child during this unique and special year?
Further really useful information for parents from Oxford Owl can be found here: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/year-6-at-primary-school/
Welcome to Year 6
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to the start of a fantastic academic year.
Mrs Skuse will teach 6S and Mr Jacobson will teach 6J. Mrs Norman-Ball and Mrs Jones will also be supporting you with your learning in both classes, as well as covering PPA on a Wednesday afternoon. We are all here to help you with any questions or problems you may have, so please do not hesitate to ask. Parents/carers should ring, email or make an appointment through the school office, or contact us through Seesaw, and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
Here is some important information about your school week:
Each day you will need:
- a water bottle
- your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner)
- a small simple pencil case, which will remain in school to store your equipment (which we will provide).
- healthy snack for break time as this is not provided in KS2 (fruit, cheese, yoghurt, vegetable sticks - no crisps or chocolate please)
- appropriate coat for weather conditions as we will be outside as much as possible
P.E days will be on a Tuesday and Friday until Easter. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on those days. Prepare for these sessions to be outdoors unless weather does not allow for this. If your child wears laced trainers, please ensure that they can tie their laces before coming to school.
You will have one reading book that will be sent home to read, so please ensure that this book comes to and from school and home each day. Please continue to record your home reading in your reading diary and bring this in EVERY Friday so that we can move you up on our '21 Read Challenge' book shelf. When your children successfully reads 21 times (not 21 books!) They will earn a reward.
You should be reading every day at home (if possible) and, as a minimum, three times a week. Research into learning shows that the more that you develop your comprehension skills and understanding of vocabulary the better you will do in school across the whole of the curriculum. Please do give reading the priority it needs and make sure you keep a list of, and look up, any tricky words you come across- there is a space in your reading diary to make a list of these.
Further useful information to support your child in reading can be found on Oxford Owl, using the following link: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/learning-at-home-10-11/
Homework activities will begin in the coming weeks and will be distributed via the Seesaw app. In the meantime, please continue to read regularly and practise spelling the Year 5/6 words. These are the words that you should aim to spell correctly in any independent writing and not just for a weekly test. These words can be found in their reading record.
The children will be tested weekly, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that you practise your tables regularly. By Year 4, the National Curriculum states that you should already know all of your times tables, so if you are still learning them make sure you practise daily. The more confident you are with your tables - the easier other aspects of maths will be.
Finally, we look forward to working with you and your child in their final year in Pomphlett Primary School.
The Year 6 team
Useful links to use at home
Please use the links below to support home learning.
If you forget your passwords at anytime please let a member of the Year 6 team know so we can help.