Year Six

Hello and welcome to the Year 6 class page!

My name is Miss Hogg and I am the Year 6 class teacher. Mrs Haddleton and I hope to promote a happy class, who have a love for learning, and build friendships with each other whilst enjoying their final year at primary school.

As you know Year Six is all about hard-work, effort, determination and team-work as we prepare for high school. This year is about your child utilising everything they have learnt in order to help them over-come the learning challenges ahead. As this is the final year of primary school we aim to make it as memorable as possible so play, exploration, developing confidence, growth mind-set and curiosity are things that we will be working on this year.

Attendance, completion of homework and reading at home daily is paramount this year if we are to reach our full potential. Therefore, it is important for you to try and encourage full participation in all homework activities.

I strongly believe in having an open relationship between myself and the parents of the children I am teaching. The school does have systems in place to encourage the beneficial relationship which home-school cooperation can bring for a child. If there is any concerns that you wish to discuss with me or how best you can support your child at home, you can talk to me after school. If you are unable to do this, you can also contact me through the Class Dojo system or by calling the school office.

Key information

PE

PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please send your child into school in their PE kit. They’re not required to bring their school uniform to get changed into. We also have swimming on a Friday. Please send children to school in their uniform with their swimming kit in their bag. 

The correct PE kit is as follows:

  • White t-shirt
  • Navy shorts or joggers
  • Navy jacket or jumper (school jumper can be worn) 
  • Trainers

Homework

Homework is to be completed weekly. It is paramount that your child is completing all homework and handing it in on time. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday afternoon and is to be returned to School the following Wednesday. We will complete a spelling test to check that homework is being completed at home. Also homework books will be checked weekly. 

Homework consists of:

  • Spending at least 10 minutes of Timestable Rockstars each evening
  • Completing Y6 spelling practice 
  • Completing the Mathletics assignment that has been set.

Daily Home Reading

Along with homework, your child is required to read for at least 10 minutes every day. As we have a reading SATs paper in Year 6, the more home reading that your child is doing, the better their understanding will become. 

Below are some stem questions that can be adapted to each book that your child has. Asking your child these types of questions whilst reading will allow them to become familiar with them for their SATs and will check their understanding of the text:

Retrieval based questions:

  • Tell me the order of events so far.
  • Tell me 3 things that you are told within the text…
  • What was revealed at the end of the story?

Inference based questions:

  • Look at page … why do you think …?
  • How do you know that (character) was feeling (emotion)?
  • Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? (quote section from book)

Vocabulary based questions:

  • Find the word that suggests ….
  • In this sentence ‘….’ which work has the closest meaning to…
  • Find the word that shows/suggest…