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Have a fantastic Christmas break and a Happy New Year.... Spring Term starts Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Bernards Heath Junior School

'Knowing Every Child'

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

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Year 6 Newsletter January 2019

 

Happy New Year! Welcome back to what will be another hard working term. We would like to say a big Thank-you for all the lovely presents at the end of term. J

 

GUIDED READING

This term our guided reading text is Skellig by David Almond. It would be useful if all children could have a copy of this text. Guided reading will begin again in the week beginning 14th January; thank you to our parent helpers for your help and support with this.

 

PENCIL CASES

Can we please remind all children to make sure their pencil case contains at least two blue ink writing pens (not a biro please), a glue stick and white board pens. This stationery can be bought from the BHJ shop. Glue sticks and whiteboard pens do run out, so please replace these when needed.

 

PE KIT

All children should have a full PE kit in school from Monday each week. The children will be participating in Dance, Hockey and Gymnastics this term.

 

HOMEWORK

In addition to the Maths and English homework, please support your child with their weekly spellings. They also need to practise their times tables and read to you at least 3 times a week to increase their understanding of the text.

The children have a Reading Record (yellow) and a Homework Diary (green) that need to be in school each day. We ask that parents sign the reading record regularly after hearing their child read.

We have told the children that scraps of paper will not be accepted – they have a homework book which everyone needs to use. If they do anything on paper, they must ensure the work is stuck in before handing in.

 

SHOES

Please ensure your child has 2 pairs of shoes – one for inside and one for the playground.  We need your support to ensure that the classrooms remain as mud free as possible.

 

PARENT’S EVENING.

We will be holding Parent’s Evening on Thursday 7th February /Wednesday 13th February and ask that every effort is made to come in and discuss your child’s progress.

 

SATs

SATs are slowly approaching and we will be beginning to prepare your children for the upcoming tests. We aim to make them as stress free as possible. SATs week is Monday 13th May.

During SATs week it is essential that all children are present. WE EXPECT 100% ATTENDANCE.

The tests will include: Reading Comprehension; Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation; and Maths. Writing is being assessed over the year.

 

NORFOLK

Just to confirm we will be going to Norfolk on Monday 3rd June. There will be an information evening on Thursday 16th May at 7pm. During this time, essential information will be given out and there will be the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Each child should have at least one parent or guardian in attendance. Thank you to all the parents who have been making regular payments. All instalments should be sent in with the child’s Payment Card.

Parents will receive a letter about alternative arrangements for that week closer to the time. Could they please return the slip to the office so we can start planning other activities for children not attending the residential trip.

 

Many thanks for your support,

 

Mrs Nicholas   Mr Lovett Miss Honeybell

 

Year 6 Homework

Year 6 English Homework

 

English homework is a reading comprehension to be completed in their homework books in full sentences.

 

Spellings

Pattern: i before e, except after c.

(*exceptions to the rule, just learn and remember)

 

 

One

Two

1

achievement

chief

2

friendliness

brief

3

conscience

thief

4

piercing

grief

5

unbelievable

cried

6

deceitful

lied

7

fiercely

tried

8

perceive

friend

9

received

believe

10

receipt

receive

11

gradient

weight *

12

foreign *

their *

13

ancient *

vein *

14

efficient *

ancient*

15

neighbourhood *

neighbour *

 

There is also Maths homework provided by their group teacher. The Math games are still available online. We have reissued their logins.

 

Useful Websites For Key Maths Skills

 

We would like the children to use some websites to help them think about the skills we have covered so far. The children have all been provided with a login and password and a school code. Once they have logged in, they will then be able to access some games to help them with key skills. 

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Other than this link, you can also just google 'active learn' or 'abacus' and should be able to find the same website login page.

 

P.S. the school code is 'behe'

 

Information for Year 6 Leader Roles

Year 6 Meeting for Parents

Here is a copy of the Powerpoint that we used in the meeting.

Year 6 suggested reading list.

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