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Newsletter 15 is now available for parents/carers to read. Our Ofsted report has now been published and we are delighted to report that we have maintained our 'Outstanding' grade in every area! Huge thanks to our whole school community. Please read the report in: Parents - Letters Home.

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Year 6

Dear Parents, Carers and Year 6 children, 

 

We would like to warmly welcome you to our Year 6 team. Our team includes Miss McCormick and Miss Kiernan, who are the two class teachers. Mrs Walsh and Mrs Dwyer will assist in supporting the children in all areas of their learning while Mrs Kevane will continue to teach French, Music and Computing.  Year 6 is an exciting and challenging year and we are very enthusiastic about the year ahead. It may be useful to have some information regarding routine, expectations and home learning.

 

We will be updating the website on a regular basis and at times support with homework may be posted on here as well. We will always fully explain the expectations of any homework to the children and they can always come back and ask for support in any areas that they may find more challenging. 

 

PE

 

The children will be asked to wear their PE kit every Thursday and Friday to school to be ready for their PE lessons. There will be no need for PE kits to come into school. 

 

Reading

Reading is a very important part of your child’s development and is a key indicator of success later in life. In Year Six the expectations are very high and all children should be reading every day for at least 20 to 30 minutes at home. It is important that children develop their comprehension skills as well as their ability to decode words and read fluently. Therefore it is important to ask your child questions about their reading to confirm their understanding of a text. Your child should be completing detailed entries in their reading record nightly to reflect what they have read and understood that day. This will further help them to prepare for the Key Stage 2 National Reading Test in May 2024.

 

Key Facts

It is very important that children develop a quick recall of their key mathematical facts in order to carry out a range of calculations quickly and accurately. All children in Year 6 should be able to fluently recall their multiplication facts (1-12) and the related division facts with speed. Please ensure these are practised regularly. If your child loses this sheet, please do not hesitate to ask us for a new copy!

 

Homework

The children will be set homework three times a week and this is designed to support and develop their learning in school. It essential that all homework is completed to a high standard and is handed in on time.

English homework:  this is set on Monday and is due on Wednesday. English homework consists of a reading comprehension activity and a grammar, punctuation and spelling activity. 

Maths homework: this is set on Wednesday and is due on Friday. Maths homework consists of a online MyMaths activities and at times there may be a supporting task.

 

Weekend homework: this is set on Friday and is due in on Monday. Weekend homework usually consists of a reading activity or a research task related to the children's History, Geography, Science or wider learning.

 

We hope that your child has a successful and enjoyable year in Year 6 and we look forward to working with you more closely.

 

Miss McCormick and Miss Kiernan.

 

 

Quel est ton livre préféré? Year 6 have written about their favourite books and authors

We are Linguists! Year 6 have worked hard to prepare an account of their Lego-self

6M: National Poetry Day Assembly! We taught our school all about different styles of poetry and focused on the theme of Refuge.

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