Class Teacher 6B

Mrs Muscroft

Learning Support

Mrs Wright

 

 

Welcome to Year 6. In our year group, Mrs Muscroft teaches the children and Mrs Wright is the class room Teaching assistant.

We can arrive at school from 8.40am and lessons start at 8.55am and we leave at 3.15pm every day. We have 3 main lessons in the morning and one or two lesson in the afternoon, alongside two basic skills sessions everyday.

During the year, we organise many trips including an active team building day and water sports, along with preparing for and taking part in the end of year assessment tests known as SATS. This is also the time to start thinking about applying for secondary school places. The deadline to apply for a Year 7 place is October 31st and you will be notified by email or letter on or around 1st March of your child’s place. If you would like some support with completing this application then please attend the Parent Meeting on October 18th 2023. Details of how to apply can be found at the following website. Click the button below.

Applying for secondary school place

We also learn many new skills in both core and foundation lessons as well as having the opportunity to become Prefects, which will involve certain duties around our school. During Summer 2, we look at transitioning to secondary school and prepare the pupils for life in Year 7. We can’t wait to experience lots of new adventures during 2022-2023.

The Year 6 school day begins at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm, Monday – Friday.

Year 6 Staff will be out to collect the children each morning at 8:40am, however, if parents/carers wish to discuss any matters then they can email Miss Cross directly using the email address year6mba@e-act.org.uk. There is also an opportunity here to grab yourself a bagel as part of The Magic Breakfast scheme. We have a mid morning break at  10.30 to 10.45, followed by lunch break from 12:30– 1:30pm.

Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

PE

PE takes place every Wednesday: Could you please ensure that your child comes to school in their kit on the day/s they have PE. Outdoor lessons will be subject to weather conditions during the colder months. During the Spring term we take part in football coaching lessons, provided by the coaches from Aston Villa Football Club. In Summer term, we go swimming at Northfield swimming baths. Please make sure that your child has the appropriate swimming kit (swimming costume/shorts and a towel) so that they can take part in these vital lessons.

 

Reading

Your child will be provided with a reading diary and reading book for them to take home and share with parents/carers. Please can you listen to your child read every night and write a comment about what they have read. Currently we are using Active Learning and Google Classroom in order to keep a record of children’s reading at home. As we are preparing your child for Year 7, during the Spring term they will be provided with a home/school diary where they can write down: their weekly spellings, important dates, as well as any reading comments that they have. We ask that parents check and sign their child’s diary on a weekly basis.

Homework

During the Autumn term, homework is set every Tuesday (to be handed in on Friday) and Friday (to be handed in on the following Tuesday). Homework will consist of maths, reading, spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing. Your child will be given weekly spellings every Friday and will be tested as part of a dictation lesson the following Friday.

During the lead up to SATS, your child will be provided with two sets of revision work to be handed in the following Monday. This homework will help the children prepare for their test and re-cover any previous learning that needs revising. Homework is available to access on Google Classroom and children can hand in their work either through the online platform or by email. All children have EDShed and Maths.co.uk log ins and it is recommended that your child uses this daily. The link below will take you to the Year 6 Google Classroom Page.

Google Classroom

SATS                                    

Your child will take part in the end of Key Stage 2 assessment tests during the week commencing 9th May over 4 days. These will be:

  • Monday  13thMay – Grammar and Spellings
  • Tuesday 14thMay – Reading
  • Wednesday 15thMay – Arithmetic (paper 1) and Reasoning (paper 2)
  • Thursday 16thMay – Reasoning (paper 3)

More details about these tests will be shared during the Year 6 Parents SATS meeting which will take place during Spring 1. Details about this will be sent out 2 weeks before the date.

This Years SATS meeting PowerPoint can be found below:

SATS Meeting for Parents PowerPoint

The results of the SATS will be recorded as follows:

  • GDS (Greater depth standard) – Writing only
  • EXS (Meeting expected standard)
  • WTS (Working towards the expected standard)
  • HNM (Has not met the expected standard)
  • PKG (working below Key stage 2 standard) – Writing only

 

SATS Ultimate organiser

To help prepare you for SATS in May, use this great organiser to practise all of the maths areas you have been taught in KS2. There are links to support videos to help you answer the questions and these will also help with your weekly homework. Any problems see Mrs Burford for more information.

KS2-Maths-SATs-Ultimate-Organiser-2018

Pupil Representatives

We have elected some of our children in Year 6 to represent us in different ways within our school. They each help to provide a voice for Year 6 and represent our class extremely well. We have representatives for the following:

  • School Councillors
  • Unicef Ambassadors
  • Prefects
  • House Captains/Vice Captains
  • Opal Play Leaders

This year we will also have a Head Girl and a Head Boy – they will be responsible for many duties, as well as supporting the school prefects.

Parent Workshops

Each half term in Year 6 we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop.  Every workshop will focus on the learning that has happened during the current half term. There are other workshops that occur throughout the year which you will be notified about at least a week before. There will also be 3 reading breakfasts throughout the year for you to join us to celebrate books with your child.

USEFUL YEAR 6 EDUCATION WEBSITES TO SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.ttrockstars.com/login

www.purplemash.com

https://www.sumdog.com/

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-key-stage-2-tests

www.edshed.com

www.primarygames.co.uk

 

 

Curriculum Map

Timetable

 

Year 6 Newsletter

Spring 2

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