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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!




Who's Who?



                      Miss Jackson              


Year 6 Reading Challenge


This half term we will be continuing with our exciting reading challenge.  Each time you have read for 20 minutes at home and have a signature from an adult in you reading log, you will receive a point.  And we all know what points mean.....PRIZES!  Points will be awarded by Miss Jackson on a Friday afternoon so don't forget your reading log.  The class has been split up into teams of four and we have some very unusual team names.  Good luck and I'll look forward to awarding prizes to the winning team.


Currently Readers are Believers are in the lead with Timmy Tomato close behind!  


Gobble Gobble Gobble                                                         Fluffy Marshmallow Pieces


BBQ Fried Ribs                                                                     Readers Are Believers


Fluffy Chubby Bunny x 4                                                                     Uncle Barry

Timmy Tomato                                                                               Spag Bol


Spring Term

Happy New Year!

I hope you are all ready and ready to go! This half term our English text will be Trash where we will have some exciting discussions, heated debates and lots of fantastic writing opportunities.  Our classroom has been transformed into a dump site so the children can experience what life was like sifting through the rubbish.


Image result for trash book 


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


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

08/01/2018 - INSET Day


26/01/2018 - Collaboration Day with Y1


01/02/2018 - Residential Meeting 5pm


06/02/2018 and 08/02/2018 - Parent's Evening


09/02/2018 - Last day






Important routines in Year 6

  • Spellings are given out on Mondays and tested the following Friday.
  • Reading logs are to be in school everyday. 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.


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