Welcome to Year 6
Miss D Cohen - Year 6 Teacher
Mrs C Devine - Year 6 Teaching Assistant
Welcome to Year 6. We aim to make Year 6 the most productive, successful and enjoyable year ever! As this will be your child's last year at St. Margaret's, working hard and embracing all aspects of school life is something we will encourage them to do. We will help them to develop their independence, confidence and skills in order to move through the SATS and, later, on to high school.
We have extremely high expectations and will expect everyone to work to the very best of their capabilities. Concentration and hard work will be the key to achieving the very best outcomes throughout the year. Year 6 will be expected to set good examples of behaviour and be positive role models for the younger children to follow. Our pupils will have the opportunity to take on extra roles and responsibilities, in and around school. In class, children should be prepared to work hard and always look to challenge themselves. We will be a fantastic TEAM!
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Head Boy Head Girl
Deputy Head Boy Deputy Head Girl
Garvey - Khaleel and Grace
Wood - Saffron and Sufyan
Neville - Casey and Serenna
Peel - Larna and Kenan
Friday 19th May, 2023.
Our Star of the Week is
Friday 19th May, 2023.
Spellings were sent home, today, ahead of the test on Thursday 25th May. The spellings are:
shoulder smoulder mould poultry soul shallow window blown known thrown
amateur criticise frequently occur sincere
We have revised some of our arithmetic skills by trying a variety of maths puzzles.
We have read 'Alex Rider: Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz.
Please learn your spellings and read. Please hand your Reading Records in on Friday morning.
69% of the class had read and returned their 'Reading Record' to be checked, today.
We have enjoyed some extra PE time, this week, and it was good to get outside, when the weather allowed. Today, we had a DT focussed day and planned and made our spy gadgets (based on the theme from the book we have been reading!) Apologies to the school cleaners for the mess!
We wish everyone a super weekend!
Monday 15th May, 2023.
As part of our literacy work, we have read the book 'Storm-breaker' and have watched the film. The children designed a spy gadget, as part of their work, and we would like to make those gadgets on Friday. Please could you send in any spare craft materials that you might have - small card-boxes, tubes, foil, stickers etc. Children can also bring their coloured pens or pencils, if they wish.
Going forward, weekly homework will be spellings and reading as, during the SATs months, the children have the booklets to complete, which is more than we would usually set.
Friday 12th May, 2023.
SATs are finished! We are done! Hoorah!
We are hugely proud of our children for navigating their way through this year's tricky SATs. Today's Reasoning paper was our final 40 minutes of testing and we are celebrating by watching 'Stormbreaker' - the book of which we have been reading in our English lessons - with our sweets! Much has been said, in the press and social media, about these year's SATs, and how difficult some children have found them. I definitely have more grey hairs today than I did on Monday! But our Year 6 children have shown great resilience in battling their emotions and getting through. I feel that that is far more important than any results.
We thank-you, hugely, for getting them here on time and supporting them. Have a lovely weekend!
Year 6 Recommended Reading List
I have attached, below, the link for the recommended reading list where there is a wide range of books appropriate for Year 6. These will include the rich vocabulary and Year 6 features to help them improve their writing.
Please see the curriculum overviews in the relevant term below for details of what we are doing in the curriculum. The weekly spelling words can also be found there. There are ten spellings each week, plus an additional five words from the National Curriculum list of spellings that children are expected to know by the end of Year 6. This full list can be found in the Autumn Term. Please encourage and support your child in learning these words throughout the year.
We would welcome your support with encouraging your child to complete homework and in handing it in at the appropriate time. We will ensure that the children know what the homework is but it will be the children’s responsibility to make sure they take it home at the time it is given and bring it back accordingly. This will help the children become independent learners.
English: given out on a Wednesday handed in following Monday.
Maths: given out on a Wednesday handed in following Monday.
Spellings: given out on Thursday for the test on the following Thursday.
It would also be helpful if you can ensure that your child reads each night (minimum of 15 minutes), to build up their fluency and vocabulary. Ensure that they read a variety of fiction and non-fiction and the texts reading will be a challenge. Please make sure your reading records are signed by an adult three times per week and in school each Friday to be checked.
PE: Our PE lessons are on a Thursday and Friday. On these days children need to come into school wearing their FULL PE Kit. Please ensure you do not wear earrings and that long hair is tied back.