Welcome to Year 6
Children continue to show respect and equality this week. They have completed some assessments and prepared for class assemblies. We have been impressed with how they have adapted to new classroom, playtime and lunchtime routines - respecting social distancing and hand washing. They've also fitted in cooking as well!
If your child is at home self-isolating, please refer to the class notebook on Microsoft Teams to access and complete work for this week.
You can find your child's log-in in the 'Report Section' of MCAS. Refer to our 'How to' guides for more details
Your child is expected to follow the class timetable and complete daily English, (phonics) and maths lessons. As well as weekly lessons from our Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum. Your child class teacher will make contact through the class notebook, and Microsoft Teams each day. This may be though written feedback or a video call. Your child's class teacher will arrange times for this.
See the newsletter below for all of the exciting plans for this year.
Some points to note:
- All Year 6 children will walk home by themselves, unless parents let school know otherwise.
- Reading journals should be signed daily and brought into school daily
- Mobile phones can be handed in to the class teacher, who will keep them secured within the classroom for the day. They can collect at home time
- Homework will be set on a Thursday and should be completed by Tuesday
- PE, French and Music is on a Tuesday
Set Thursday 17th September due Tuesday 29th September: Maths - pages 2-5, English - pages 38 and 39 - you have 2 weeks to complete this learning.
Due to Covid safety precautions, the homework books do not need to come into school and can be marked at home. The answers are in the back of the books. If your child is having problems with any of the work, please do let your class teacher know so we can help. Homework clubs are also available, should you feel this may be useful for your child.
*Update: Sharing assemblies will start at 9:15 each Friday to allow parents who drop younger siblings at school to return home in time to log-on.
Your child’s log on details for Microsoft Teams are now available on MCAS.
Class assembly dates: 6F Friday 2nd October.
Our sharing assemblies this term will be presented live to parents via Microsoft Teams, see the 6H and 6F class teams for details. .
Please read our Microsoft Teams news articles for more details:
Books going home
English and Maths books will also be sent home the weeks beginning:
- 27th November
- 12th March
- 14th May
Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum
- Weekly Timetable (scroll to the bottom of the page)
- Find out about how we teach the subjects in the National Curriculum Curriculum information
- Whole school curriculum map
- Find out what your child is learning and when: Yearly overview & knowledge organisers
- How do we assess your child’s learning? Assessment
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. Our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
- Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
- Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
- Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
- Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.
You will be able to see your child’s 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.
- Find out more here.
Patterns for the week beginning Monday 22nd September:
Year 5 and 6 statutory words
Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you. More information about reading can be found
Once the children have read a book, it would be great if they could complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the blue book that children have been given.
Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):
1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.
2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.
3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their meaning.
4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?
5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.
6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
All books = Platinum Award
- Find out Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)
TimesTables Rockstars is an 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.
What is it?
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice.
How does it work?
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.
Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
How do I log in?
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child's details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.
What is my child learning?
This week 21.9.20
- English - in English we will continue to read our book 'The Railway Children' by Edith Nesbit and edit and improve first drafts. We then move onto writing final drafts.
- Maths - in Maths we will be continuing to learn place value in numbers up to 10 million, comparing and ordering numbers and negative numbers in context. We will do a post learning assessment at the end.
Next week 28.9.20
- English - children will be writing a newspaper report based on the book The Railway Children.
- Maths - children will move onto calculations using all 4 operations. This unit runs through until half term. Children have already sat a pre learning assessment for this unit. Practising all 4 operations at home will be very useful.