Year 6 Graduation
Details for the Year 6 graduation this Friday will be as follows:
11.45 - Lunch with parent volunteers and parents at Wyndham Road playground.
1.15 - Parents to main hall (due to restrictions on space, no siblings today)
1.30 - Graduation ceremony
2.30 - Home time for pupils (to be dismissed as normal from collection point)
Year 6 Graduation Disco
Date - Wednesday 17th July
Time - 18.45 - 20.45
Where - Main school hall
ALL CHILDREN MUST BE COLLECTED BY AN ADULT (OR OLDER SIBLING) BY 20.45 PM
Please be aware that there are flashing lights at the disco. PTFA provide snacks & drinks. No money needed. Children with allergies may bring their own snacks.
Flyers will go home with children today. These signed form must be bought with you on the evening of the disco.
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.
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.