Welcome back to school and Year 6.
The first couple of weeks back in school have flown by and the children are starting to settle back into the routine of school and Year 6.
We are all working hard to catch up with some of the gaps in learning that have formed during the last months. It was great to see some of the children had been working through the online work set during lockdown and how much of a difference that has made now they have returned to class.
We are excited about learning alongside your child and aim to involve you in their learning every step of the way. You may receive notes or ways to help us support in their learning.
Reading diaries will be checked as often as possible – please use these to note anything you want us to celebrate or check and please use them to comment on your child’s reading. However, under the current situation reading diaries will be coming home on a Monday to be returned to school on the following Friday.
I know how hard it is to find time and listen to children read; especially as they get older. However, especially in Year 6, we find that the greatest improvements to a child’s educational development and progress are made when they read frequently. The more you can read with your child, or encourage them to read independently, the better the chance they have of making good progress through school.
Class 6 have PE on a Thursday. The days vary from term to term, so we suggest that come dressed in PE kit appropriate for the weather.
Outdoor kit: Navy / Black shorts, Navy / Black joggers if cold, White T shirt, Warm jumper, black pumps and a shower-proof coat if it’s damp.
Spellings are handed out to the children on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday. They will be linked to the spelling rules which your child is learning that week. They may also have spellings from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.
It will really help your child to make excellent progress if you read nightly with them. Please take this opportunity to ask your child in depth questions about what they are reading. The children are encouraged to change books frequently, in line with how often they are reading.
The children will also have a piece of maths and Literacy/Grammar homework to complete that is linked to their studies from that week.
They will also have x tables practice for a weekly test each Friday.
If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with Mr Chiverton, who will try and help you. We are really looking forward to learning alongside you and your children this year.
Mr Chiverton & Mrs Wills
Year 6 spellings w/c 18.09.20
|Year 6 Spellings