Gardening and Cooking
Please can pupils come into school in their own clothes ready for their gardening and cooking sessions next week on the day of their session.
Please can pupils in 6H bring in their uniforms in order to change for their school photos.
RSE Lessons - Year 6
Relationship and Sex Education sessions will be taught on the week beginning 17th June.
This is part of the Science curriculum and all pupils will be involved. Children will be taught in separate gender groups.
If you have any concerns and would like to see the content of RSE lessons, please feel free to come along to a drop in session after school at 3.30pm on Thursday 13th June.
Science Fair 2019
Thank you to everyone for their efforts with the Science Fair this year.
The winning four presentations will accompany Mr Kausar to the Ealing Borough Science Fair at Ellen Wilkinson High School on Wednesday 26th June during the school day.
Please speak to Mr Kausar or your child's class teacher should you have any questions.
32 children have chosen to be part of the 2019 art exhibition which is an exciting alternative to the production.
As part of the art lessons, the children will be able to use a variety of fun art materials including charcoal, oil pastils, regular poster paint, clay and spray paints. In order to protect their school uniform, can each child please bring in a set of old/messy clothes that they can get dirty please. Tops and bottoms would be useful as there are some lessons where we be splashing a lot of paint! This can also include a set of shoes but alternatively we can simply remove shoes during the particularly messy sessions. Thank you
The Gallery will take place on the same days as the production to allow parents and other Year 6 children to come before the production starts. The rest of children from across the school will be visiting on Thursday.
When Art Exhibition is open to parents:
Wednesday 26th June- 5.30-6.45pm
Thursday 27th June - 9.00 - 10.00 am
Thursday 27th June 5.30-6.45pm
For further details please see information below
Year 6 Production
On the 26th and 27th June, Year 6 will be performing the musical production, 'Sherlock and Cinders'.
Cast 1 (6H and 6P) will be performing on Wednesday 26th June
Cast 2 (6F and 6S) will be performing on Thursday 27th June
Both performances will start at 6.45 pm. Children will need to come to the art gallery at 5.30pm (on their cast performance day) and then go up to the Year 6 classrooms (both casts) by 6.00pm
Pupils assigned roles in the production will be provided with a script and expected to learn their lines over the half term holidays. All pupils who are involved in the production should practice singing the ensemble songs (songs 1, 2, 8, and 9).
We have attached the production booklet below with key details including a synopsis of the musical, a character list with profiles, scene breakdowns and scripts, so that pupils can look at the production and prepare before auditions.
Also, we have included the nine songs that are performed during the production.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Please see the links below which include useful information and details related to the Mental Wellbeing of pupils, including guidance, tips and helpful websites.
Request for European Insurance Health Cards (EHIC)
Since the date for UK leaving the EU now falls after our trip to France, we can still benefit from the European Insurance Health Cards. In this case, I would like to ask that you bring your child’s EHIC to the school’s main reception no later than Friday 24th May. Please check the validity on the card. If you do not have a card already, you can apply for a free card online at https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do
Please be reminded that the payment schedule is as followings:
1st payment (deposit) due by 6th July 2018: £75.00
2nd payment due by 30th September 2018: £75.00
3rd payment due by 31st January 2019: £75.00
4th payment due by 28th February 2019: £75.00
5th payment due by 30th April 2019: £75.00
Final payment due by 31st May 2019: £65.00
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and Maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
English - p72 - 73 - Hyphenating Prefixes
Maths - p54, 55, 56 & 57 - 2D and 3D Shapes
We will not have any Creative Home Learning projects over Spring 2 and Summer 1.
This will be in order to provide students with additional time to prepare and revise for the SATS. We would expect children to use this time to read, practice arithmetic practice papers (attached below at the bottom of the notice board) and address any of the gaps from their previous Maths assessments.
We encourage the children to read at least 5 times a week, recording each time in their reading records/planners. They should be signed by an adult at least once a week please and will also be signed by class teachers. Children must bring them in daily. The diary and organisation of this resource will prepare the child for further independence.
Please encourage them to select age appropriate books both fiction and non-fiction. Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets are also great materials to read.
The English team in school have worked hard to identify 40 appropriately challenging books for the children in Year 6. The recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in Year 6 which will capture the children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
While it is not compulsory for the children to read these books, it is highly recommended as it will deepen your child's inference, retrieval and vocabulary skills while also strengthening their love for reading.
At the end of each half-term, teachers will award bronze, silver and gold certificates in reward assembly to pupils who have read a set number of books from their year group list AND completed a short reading response activity in their reading records (where possible).
Ideas for these short reading responses might be any one of the following;
- Describing settings and characters from the story
- Identifying possible alternative endings
- Predicting what might be in a sequel (the next book if the story was carried on)
- Summarising the story in 6 bullet points
- Writing a book review
If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Our next topic will be looking at Newspaper reports.
We are revising the topics covered over Year 6.
This half term we will be preparing investigations for the Year 6 Science Fair.