Year 6 Computing
We are learning to communicate using technology.
Year 6 have been challenged this term, learning how to use new technology to communicate remotely. Initially, this learning presented a challenge but with a lot of effort we have all become experts at understanding how Office 365 works. Now we can use this technology to communicate but additionally to save paper by not printing worksheets and homework. We have begun to learn touch typing and are making good progress. We have used these skills in creating a newspaper article which we planned in English lessons. We celebrated OLOG maths day by creating tessellations using MS Paint. Additionally, we have begun to develop our basic skills in spreadsheets. We will bring these skills into our initial topic of Spring term.
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that you are well.
Year 6 were very excited to receive their blue ties this morning in our special Blue Tie Assembly. We discussed what these ties symbolise - our maturity and responsibility, as well as marking Year 6 as the oldest children in the school.
We are now wearing our ties with pride and we wanted to share some photographs with you!
Miss Ardill and Miss Kelly
Dear Parents, Carers and Year 6 children,
We would like to warmly welcome you to our Year 6 team. Our team includes Miss Ardill and Miss Kelly, who are the two class teachers. Mrs Walsh, Mrs Dwyer and Mr Yost 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 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.
The children will be asked to wear their PE kit every Friday to school to be ready for their PE lessons. We will remind the children of this on a Thursday. There will be no need for PE kits to come into school.
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 2021.
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.
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 activity and a worksheet based on the weekly Maths topic.
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 Topic, 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 Ardill and Miss Kelly.