Year 6

Welcome to the year 6 class page. I am Miss Brown and I am the Year 6 teacher. We are supported by Mrs Barker and Mr Van De Leeuw.

Useful Links

IMPORTANT: The DfE have released a list of online resources for Home Education. See link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Please find below some suggested website you might like to use during the Home Learning days.

Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

(Great for a range of teaching resources that can support all learning at home)

Classroom Secrets – https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

(Again, a range of different topics that can support home learning)

Times Tables practise – https://freerice.com/game

(Practise your times tables whilst earning grains of rice to send)

PurpleMash – https://www.purplemash.com/login/

(Lots of online games to play. Also a great platform to complete work that children are familiar with)

Hour of Code – https://hourofcode.com/uk

(Free opportunities to work on those coding skills)

Online safety at home for ages 11-13

Online safety at home activity 2 for ages 11-13

Online safety at home activity 3 for ages 11-13

Online safety at home activity 4 for ages 11-13

P.E – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

(Free HIIT sessions with Joe Wicks – Body Coach – Monday to Friday at 9am)

Free Time with Kids – https://freetimewiththekids.com/

(Great for ideas on activities to do during self isolation)

Stories – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

(Audible stories for your children to listen to – I might listen myself)

Spelling

Please see below for a helpful guide to helping with spellings:

Spelling Guide for Parents

Please find below links to the Yr3/4 and the Yr 5/6 spelling sheets:

Year 3 4 Statutory Spelling List

Yr 5/6 Statutory Spellings

Grammar

Please find below an overview of the Y6 Grammar expectations and an explanation to help at home.

Grammar Year 6 Parents Guide

For The Love of Reading!

Please find below a document that can help support reading at home:

Reading Support Guide

Reading

Sometimes it can be a real struggle to find age-appropriate books that appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Please click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for 9 – 12 year olds:

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/ages-9-12

Click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for young adults:

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/teen-and-young-adult

Y6 – Home Schooling

School is now closed to the majority of the students. The earliest it will re open is March 8th. We are hopeful that this will be the case as we are keen to welcome your children back.

Currently, all the Home Learning Tasks are being set on the Y6 Google Classrooms. A weekly timetable will also be sent in an email to you and popped onto Google Classroom each week. It will outline the lessons and learning for the week.

Each day there will be a LIVE teaching session for 30 minutes 1pm-130pm. Children need to log on to this LIVE session every day and submit the work that is attached to it. They are encouraged to complete the other tasks for that day too, although not compulsory. We understand how unpredictable and busy it can be managing home learning so please do what you can.

Above all, one can’t go wrong with reading and practising timetables every day and therefore this is encouraged for Y6.

Please contact me if you would like to talk through any of the home learning or have any questions or queries.

Y6 – Useful Information

Please see below for guidance around the Y6 timetabling: 

Homework

A Homework Grid will be sent home for Autumn 1. This grid will be explained in more detail at the Meet the Teacher Session.

Reading Competition

Your aim is to read 3 x per week. Record when you have read aloud to an adult in your homework diary and hand your diary into school on a Tuesday to be checked.

Swimming

There will be no swimming in the Autumn Term.

Forest School

There will not be a weekly Forest School session for Y6. Instead we will hold Forest School days each term.

UPDATES

Y6 Transfer Test

Due to take place the week beginning 2nd November.

Y6 SATS Exams

These are cancelled for 2020/2021

Y6 Residential – Isle Of Wight

This has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are still hopeful to organise something for the Y6 Seniors.

Transition to Y7  (Transition days, transition work)

Please watch this space for further information in the Summer Term.

Y6 Production 

Date to be confirmed.

Y6 Leavers Assembly 

Date to be confirmed.