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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

                                           

 

Who's Who?

                                        

 

                 Miss Jackson     Mrs Rayner         Mrs Lidster

 

Summer Term

Welcome back to the new school year.  I hope you are all ready and ready to go!  You have all made a fantastic start to the new school year and have already shown your perseverence towards tricky activities.  This half term our English text will be Pig Heart Boy where we will have some exciting discussions, heated debates and lots of fantastic writing opportunities.   

 

Miss Jackson will teach every morning and Monday and Wednesday afternoon with either Mrs Rayner or Mrs Lidster covering Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.

 

Home Learning

Home learning will consist of 2 pieces each week. As well as this we feel that the following basic skills are really important and will help the children for the rest of the year.  Home learning will be given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

 

Reading:  We would like children to read at home 3 times a week and for a parent/carer to sign their reading diary. These will be checked by volunteers in school and all children who read 18 or more times over half term will receive a prize before the holidays.

 

Times tables:  For Maths, a fast recall of times tables if very important to help children with all areas of maths.  For this reason we’d like the children to practise the times tables for their year group, forwards and backwards.  In Year 6 it is vital that children know all the times tables including the corresponding division facts.

Handwriting:  We will also be sending a ‘handwriting guide’ that can be used to copy and practise letter formation.  This will include a line guide, which can be placed under a piece of plain paper to practise whenever the children have time.  We won’t be expecting to have these handed in, as teachers will see the skills transferred into the children’s writing in their books at school. 

 

 

Key dates for diary

19/09/2017 – Harvest Festival

 

26/09/2017 – Mega Active (whole school trip)

 

09/10/2017 - Bikeability

 

23/10/2017-25/10/2017 - Bikeability

 

10/10/2017 – Crucial Crew

 

 

 

 

 

Important routines in Year 6

  • Spellings are given out on Mondays and tested the following Friday.
  • Reading logs are to be handed in on a Tuesday. It is important you encourage your child to read for at least 10 to 20 minutes a day, (more if they are enjoying the story or information in the book).
  • Our PE days are Thursday and Friday. Your child will need an indoor PE kit (Plain white t-shirt and black shorts) and an outdoor kit (tracksuit and trainers rather than pumps please as we use the ball court and playing field which can get very muddy!
  • Home learning is given out on a Monday and is to be handed in on the following Monday.  This term the children will be given specific homework linked to our current learning.

 

Useful Websites

 Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

SPaG: www.spag.com

 

Maths: www.ilovemathsgames.com 

 

General Revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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