Welcome to Year 6 – Y6SH
Our staff for 2018/19:
Miss Smith and Mrs Hanson with Teaching Assistant Mrs Conley
The children in Y6SH have all made a fantastic start to the new academic year, showing that they are focused and ready to make their last year at Hucklow Primary School their best yet. As we are sure you are aware, year 6 is an extremely important year for the children with the SATs tests in May. All learning that we do in year 6, right from the beginning of September, is aimed at helping your child 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 fore reading, writing and maths. 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 children have enjoyed reading about Vashti, the little girl who believed she couldn’t draw, and are looking forward to adapting the story and writing their own which will be the first piece that will go towards their end of year writing portfolio.
Since the start of September, we have been focusing on number in maths. We are revising the skills of place value and rounding before moving onto fractions in the next couple of weeks. The children are enjoying working in their maths groups and are keen to develop their arithmetic skills, therefore, at the beginning of each maths lesson, we set the children ten arithmetic questions which are taken from previous SATs arithmetic tests.
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 and were able to bring these fantastic experiences back into 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.
We hope that your child enjoys their time in year 6. If there is ever a time that you have any questions or any concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting one of the year 6 team.
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