Welcome to Class 6R –
Mrs Roper’s Class

Summer Term 2017

Hello parents and children and welcome to 6R’s webpage.

We are now in our final term in Y6 and moving towards the SATs period. I am really pleased with the hard work and commitment shown by the children in their lessons and test preparation. It is amazing to see how much more organized and independent they have become. In the next few months, we will continue to push on with our learning – especially in writing!

I appreciate this can be a stressful part of the year for Y6 but it is important to remain calm and feel secure in the knowledge that we have worked hard and are now well prepared for SATs. In the final weeks before May 8th, we will continue with revision and additional homework to revisit aspects of previous learning

Top tip for SATS –   Get some early nights leading up to the tests: don’t stress out and remember a little nerves are a good thing!

Curriculum

Our new topic is a mixture of science units which comes under a generic topic title of

‘’Man and Machine’.   Further details can be found on the Y5/Y6 Curriculum page.

Transition to High School

Transition to High School is an important element of the last half term in Year 6. During this time, we will be preparing the children for their move through visits, presentations, Q and A sessions and general discussions.

Details of specific Transition visits will be issued at a later date.

Timetable

Our table changes periodically but in the main our Literacy and Maths lessons are in the morning sessions. Our lessons are as follows;

Monday              Maths,  Literacy. Guided Reading, Computing, R.E.

Tuesday             Literacy, Maths, Guided Reading Music and Spanish

Wednesday        Maths,  P.E., Guided Reading, Literacy, Topic

Thursday             Maths,  Literacy. Guided Reading, Spelling, Science

Friday                  Maths,  Literacy. Guided Reading. Topic, P.E.

Collective Worship is at the end of the day.

P.E. kits must be brought into school every Monday so they are available if needed throughout the week.

Reading

Please continue supporting the children’s reading at home as it is important they are exposed to written language as much as possible. If there is time discuss the text and ask questions similar to the ones in the back if the school planner..

Parents – it is important that your child continues reading at home on a regular basis to develop their skills and secure good reading habits. We recommend that home reading should take place a minimum of three times per week, but this is dependent on the stage of reading your child is at. Please ensure your child reads at home and completes their reading record in their school planners. I would appreciate parents signing their child’s reading record at least once a week. All records will be collected in and checked on Mondays.  Key reading skills will be taught in class during the Guided Reading sessions and Literacy lessons. Spellings

Weekly spelling lists will be issued each Thursday to be practiced and learned for a class test the following week. Children need to have their book in school on both days. If a child is absent, they must collect a spelling list from their teacher on their return to school so they are able to participate in the next test.

Homework

In the first weeks of the Summer Term the children will continue to receive homework in preparation for SATs. After this they will return to weekly tasks alternating between Maths and English homework. Occasionally, the children may be asked to complete a short activity relating to topic work or research a particular topic at home.

Please can parents ensure their children use their School Planners effectively – this is vital practice for High School in September.

If you have any worries or concerns about your child, don’t hesitate to pop into school at the end of the school day for a chat.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs S M Roper

 

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