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'Knowing Every Child'

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 Homework

Homework: Set 10/05/19 – Due 13/5/19

Your homework is to HAVE FUN, RELAX and ENJOY your weekend.

 You will do brilliantly next week and we all have the upmost confidence in you all J

Tips:

Get a good night’s sleep Sunday – Thursday next week.

Eat a good breakfast each morning.

Be kind to one another all week.

Make sure you have 2 blue pens, a pencil and a water bottle in school for Monday.                        

 

 

Year 6 Newsletter Summer 2019

 

 Welcome back to what will be another hard working but fun term. J

 

SATs

SATs are nearly here! We will be preparing your children for the upcoming tests. We aim to make them as stress free as possible. SATs week is Monday 13th May.

 

Monday 13th May:  English grammar, punctuation and spelling test - GAPS

Tuesday14th May:  Reading Comprehension Test

Wednesday 15th May: Mental Arithmetic 1 and Maths Reasoning Paper 2

Thursday 16th May: Maths Reasoning Paper 3

 

During SATs week it is essential that all children are present.

WE EXPECT 100% ATTENDANCE. Please be punctual too: on the playground at 08:40.

 

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) and a glue stick. Glue sticks do run out, so please replace these when needed. A white board pen is also essential! J

 

PE KIT

 

All children should have a named PE kit in school from Monday each week – plain red or white T-shirt, dark shorts or dark leggings and trainers with grip.

 

HOMEWORK

  • Maths – linked to revision
  • GAPS or English
  • Reading – please sign Reading Record.

History presentations will take place in the week beginning 29th April.

 

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 clean as possible.

Children are not to bring any play equipment from home for use on the playground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 

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.

For those children not going, parents have already received a letter and timetable for the week. If you have any further questions please speak to Mrs Pearce.

 

 

The Legal Eagles – magistrates will be visiting Yr 6 on Friday 19th July.

 

VE Party – Thursday 23rd May  - letter to be issued.

Transition Day – Thursday 11th July.

Yr 6 Summer Concert – Wednesday 17th July

Leavers’ Tea– Tuesday 23rd July  – letter to be issued.

 

 

Design and Technology – The children will be designing slippers. We would ask that the children purchase a fabric of their choice – enough for 2 slippers. Fashion and Fabric, Dunelm and the Saturday market- all offer a wide choice. Children may wish to purchase special items for their designs which we will start making on Monday 20th May.

 

VERULAMIUM PARK.

On Friday 17th May (weather permitting) Yr 6 will be walking to Verulamium Park. All will require a packed lunch, a waterproof jacket, trainers and a small amount of money for an ice cream.  If it is hot, please provide a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.

 

Leavers Hoodies – please make sure you have your order in before 2nd May 2019.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Mrs Nicholas Mr Lovett  Miss Honeybell

The Year 3 and 4 spellings. These must be spelt correctly in Year 6.

Year 6 History/ English Homework

 

Presentations on World War Two

 

We would like all year 6 to research an area of interest relating to our World War II Topic.

 

Areas of focus could be:

  • Famous People
  • Historical places of interest:  Hendon Air Museum, Duxford Museum, Bletchley
  • Home Front: recipes, rationing, evacuees
  • Aircraft

This is not an exhaustive list. We would welcome your own particular areas of interest too!

If in doubt about your choice of topic please check with your class teacher.

 

The presentation

The children will need to prepare a 5 minutes presentation about the topic of their choice. This will form our literacy lessons and the children will be assessed on:

  • Ability to speak clearly and confidently.
  • Appropriate volume and pace
  •  Good eye contact with audience
  • Well structured information- clear introduction, rounded ending
  • Interesting information that can be understood
  • Imaginative presentation of information.

A mind map outlining each child’s choice of topic for their individual research is due on Wednesday 24th April

 Presentations will take place during the week of 29th April.

  • The children should introduce their topic, explain what they will be talking about and why they chose this topic. Children might want to include create a poster, or use visual aids such as postcards, photographs or maps. The children may wish to show a Power point presentation.

 

We obviously want the children to speak confidently, but do not want this to be too time consuming for you at home. Although we would love to see visual aids the assessment is based purely on the way the children speak about their chosen topic and their use of expression.

 

Any concerns or queries please speak to the year 6 teachers.

 

Many thanks for your support,

 

Jeanette Nicholas, Andrew Lovett and Fae Honeybell

 

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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