Our Lady of Grace Junior School
Love, Opportunity, Growth
Dear Parents & Carers,
We would like to warmly welcome you to our Year 6 team. Our team include Miss McManamon and Miss Ardill , 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.
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 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 2020.
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 McManamon and Miss Ardill.
PE will take place every week on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon and every second week on a Friday with All For Sports. Please ensure the correct PE kits are in school for these sessions.