In Year Six, we do not expect children to undertake regular homework activities. We would rather the children spend quality time reading, learning spellings and practising times tables.
Spelling Support - http://spellingframe.co.uk/
Times Tables Practise - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Spellings will be sent home usually on a Wednesday; we will have used the words for handwriting and to learn some strategies during that day.
We will then have a test, usually on a Wednesday; this allows a week to learn the spellings. For the Autumn Term, we will be using the words from list 5&6 and we will do 10 spellings each week.
Week 1 1-10
Week 2 11-20
Week 3 21-30
Week 4 31-40
Spelling lists can be found at the top of this page.
We will send home a short reading task on a Wednesday. Children need to submit this by the following Wednesday and we will spend time on a Wednesday afternoon marking and discussing the work.
Friday 6th September
Wow! What a great start to the year!
We have had a brilliant first week, having completed loads of assessments and already having our first pieces of art ready to go onto the wall. Thank you to everyone for confirming your email addresses and we look forward to working with you this year. We have got a really busy half term ahead and we mentioned some of these things in the letter last term.
Just to remind you; we are out on a school trip each Wednesday for the next three weeks. The first one is next Wednesday, 11th September and we will be visiting Shining Cliff. These are the details from the letter to help the children to come prepared:
Shining Cliff – Wednesday 11th September
This is a fabulous opportunity to go back to Shining Cliff, where they will have been in Year Two. Everyone WILL get dirty and wet!
Children need to come dressed in outdoor clothing, which is likely to get ruined. They will also need wellies and long socks. Please also bring a pair of gloves (for shelter building). They will then need a full change of clothes (with shoes) in a plastic bin liner. They will need a coat (we will leave this on the minibus if they don’t need it). They will also need a packed lunch and a drink. We will leave school at 9:00 and we will be back in time for the end of school.
Tuesday 1st October
We are already one month in and we have done so much already. We have had two brilliant days out, an afternoon of Samba Drumming and we have got lots more to come. We are really sad to have cancelled our trip to Stanage Edge and with this weather, we are not sure when we can fit it in. Luckily, it is the kind of trip that we can organise with just a few days notice so we will wait for a decent weather forecast and let you know.
We have got some world cooking to look forward to and our French Cafe day.
Can we please remind you to make sure that your child has got a full PE kit in school, including trainers. This can stay in school for the half term and then they can bring it home to wash in the holidays. Thank you.
Thursday 28th November
We are half way through this half term already and it feels like we have done so much. I want to remind you that Friday 29th November is the deadline for paying deposits for the Wales residential and that Monday 9th December is the transition day at Ashfield School. It doesn't matter if you have not chosen Ashfield, all children will attend and we will be watching their production of 'West Side Story'. Please make sure your child has a packed lunch because we will be leaving school before lunch time on that day but back by the end of school time.
We mentioned a while back that we cancelled one of our trips from September due to the rain and that we would reschedule it for better weather. Obviously it has rained pretty much every day for the last 60 days so we will move the trip to the late spring when the weather is improves.
Thursday 5th December
REMINDER - REMINDER - REMINDER
Monday 9th December is the transition day at Ashfield School. Please make sure your child has a packed lunch because we will be leaving school before lunch time on that day but back by the end of school time.