Autumn Term

 

A big welcome back to all of our Year 6 children!

This year is starting off a little differently due to Covid-19. We would just like to say a big thankyou to the children, who have been extremely sensible so far, ensuring they are tidying up after themselves and washing their hands regularly.

Just a reminder of a few things:

Homework

Weekly

Spellings uploaded onto spelling shed (those without internet access will be given a paper copy)

Homework will be set on purple mash

(Spellings and times tables are set each Friday and then tested the following Friday)

Daily

Reading at least 10 minutes per night – Due to the current circumstances Children are unable to bring books between school and home. Children are reading daily in school however we would like them to be reading at home where possible too. If you do not have any books then please visit www.lovereading4kids.co.uk where you can access lot of book extracts. You will need to sign up and create an account which is quick, easy and most importantly free!

Times tables at least 10 minutes per night (All children have TT rock stars logins)

Spelling practice at least 10 minutes per night (All children have spelling shed logins or will have a paper copy of spellings)

We cannot stress enough how important daily reading is, even for competent readers, as it helps to build reading stamina. Spelling practice is equally as important as in the SATs tests, spelling related questions are equivalent to around 25 marks.

P.E

On Tuesday mornings we have PE. Children are allowed to come into school in their PE kits and stay in them for the day.

Music

On Friday afternoons, we have music. We are currently unable to play our brass instruments so they do not need to come into school. Instead we will be doing lots of singing in our bubbles.

Robinwood

Sadly, Robinwood was unable to go ahead as planned for year 5 this year but Mrs Strong is in negotiation with them to book both Year 5 and Year 6 in together next year so nobody loses out.