KS2 SATs 2022 - A Parents' Guide
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/
Homework This will be set every 3/4 weeks linking to our Knowledge Organisers shown below. Each home learning grid will be uploaded onto Seesaw. They will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum (some compulsory and some optional tasks). Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework and share their work with us on Seesaw.
Welcome to Year 6
Our year 6 class is taught by Mrs Skuse (6S) and the children are also taught and supported by Mrs Jones. We are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have, so please do not hesitate to ask; your happiness at school is very important to all of us.
Here is some important information about your school week:
P.E days will be on a Monday and Thursday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on these days. Prepare for the sessions to be outdoors unless the weather does not allow for this.
At the moment pupils should not bring a bag to school.
Every day, you will just need to bring a water bottle, your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner), and a snack for break time.
You will have a reading book to keep in school and read during independent reading time. Please read a book at home as well; ask if you need to borrow a book to take to read at home.
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.
Please check Seesaw and / or Purple Mash for details. Children will be informed in school of the tasks and expectations. Information about spellings will be shared with parents.
Times Tables are tested weekly, on a Friday, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that you practise your tables regularly. By Year 6, the National Curriculum states that you should know all of these - up to 12x12; 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.
You will have received an invitation to the SEESAW app. Please follow the instructions. Feel free to comment on your child's work. Seesaw is a convenient way to contact your class teacher but please remember the reporting of illness or appointments should go through the office.
Finally, please do contact the Year Six staff if there is anything that we can help with.
The Year Six 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.