Learning, achieving, working together
Welcome to Year 6!
Mr Maher, Miss Batchelor and Mr Swift
During the week, we need to remember the following things:
Wednesday – PE Kits.
Wednesday - Bring homework books in.
Thursday - Swimming kits (including hats)
The children are expected to read for at least 20 minutes every night, at least once during the weekend (Friday to Sunday) and regularly during holiday periods. If a child finishes the book then they should continue to read (any book or material) Children change their own book as and when they need to, although teachers will remind them.
Children are given a reading/homework diary and parents are asked to sign it every night to confirm that their child has read. If a child does not read then they will have to read during lunchtime break.
The children are given English and Maths homework every week. This will be set on a Friday and is due back by Wednesday of the following week. There may also be some additional tasks. Spellings are given out on a Friday when appropriate and the children are tested on the following week - it is the children's responsibility to learn their spellings. I expect the children to complete this work; otherwise they may be kept in for a lunchtime session to finish it. Periodically, the children will be given project homework tasks, which are linked to our History or Geography topics.
It is essential that the children realise the importance of doing their homework. It is good training for Year 7 in Secondary School!
As secondary school is fast approaching, we encourage the pupils to be more self-reliant and self-sufficient. They need to take more responsibility for their own behaviour, learning and progress.
During the week 9th-13th May 2016, Year 6 children, together with all children aged 10-11 years across the country, will be taking the Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs). The children will have had many opportunities during the year to practise test papers to become familiar with the expected format. The content of the SATs papers are based upon the National Curriculum work covered throughout Key Stage 2. They will have worked hard and covered all aspects of work to be tested.
We would welcome your support in helping us to encourage a calm, confident, positive approach to this time of the year. We held parent's information meetings in January. The notes from this can be seen below.
If there is anything that I can do to help you or if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's education please do not hesitate to contact me through an appointment through the school office.