Welcome to Year 6 – Y6JB
Our staff for 2018/19:
Miss Biggs with Teaching Assistant Miss Evans
A very positive start to our year in Y6JB, with the children developing a determined attitude to make the very best of every opportunity and learning experience in their final year at primary school. As we are sure you are aware, year 6 is an extremely important year for all the children, with the SATs tests in May and with preparation for secondary school. All learning that we do in year 6, right from the beginning of September, is aimed at helping your child to achieve their full potential. One of the ways that we support the children in year 6 is by employing a third teacher, so that we can have three classes rather than two for reading, writing and maths. This also allows for the targeted teaching of booster classes in afternoons during school hours, rather than setting them after school. Both literacy groups and maths groups are already working well across the year group; the children being set 4 ways is clearly having a great impact on the standard of work that they are able to produce.
In literacy, the children have begun a writing project based on the picture book, ‘The Dot’. The book explores the theme of tackling challenge, developing a growth mind-set to learn something tricky, and having self-belief and determination to achieve. We are looking forward to adapting the story to write our own narrative on the same theme, which will be the first piece that will go towards our end-of-year writing portfolios.
In maths, we are focusing on the key skills in number work, which form approximately 70% of what the children will be tested on in SATS. We are revising and extending the skills of place value and rounding, before moving onto fractions this term. The children are enjoying working in their maths groups and are keen to develop their arithmetic skills, as well as deepen their learning in applying their skills to a wide variety of problem solving and reasoning challenges.
New reading journals and homework folders have been sent home with all year 6 children. It is important that each child aims to read each night, whether this be independently, to an adult or to an older sibling. The journals are checked by an adult in class on a daily basis to ensure that this is taking place. It would help us a great deal if you could ensure that your child completes their reading and homework and returns it to school by the expected day.
Our first school visit of the year has already been booked. We will be taking the children to visit the York Dungeons on Wednesday 10th October. The children are already looking forward to this exciting opportunity, where they will be were immersed into crimes and punishments that took place throughout history. We will then bring these fantastic experiences back into the learning in the classroom. Educational visits are central to an engaging curriculum and encourage children’s enthusiasm and passion for learning; please try to ensure that your child takes part in each visit that is organised throughout the school year.
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