Year 6 2017-2018
Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome! I'm Mr Torr and I teach Year 6 with Mrs Barnes. As everyone knows, Year 6 is a crucial year in a primary pupil's education as it is the year in which they sit their SATs (May).
Much of the year will be focused on preparing the children for their end of Key Stage 2 assessments which include Maths, Reading, and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
Their writing assessments will be submitted a short time later.
In Maths, we are trying to give the children a sound knowledge and understanding of all the domains in the Maths Curriculum. The start of the year was heavily number based including written calculations. Subsequent work will be have a strong leaning towards Shape and Space, Fraction, Decimals and Percentages, Measures and Statistics, and Algebra.
In English, we study a range of classic texts including Sherlock Holmes, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island, The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. We will write a variety of genre, both fiction and non-fiction, based upon our reading and class texts.
A few reminders:
- Your child should be reading every day.
- Your child should be practising their spellings every week - these spellings have a direct impact upon their Writing assessment and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) tests.
- PE kit should be in school every week and labelled.
- SATS boosters are very Tuesday and Thursday after school and all Y6 childen are expected to attend. There may be the occasion where we have to cancel, such as Parents' Evening or staff training nights, but on the rare occasions that this occurs, you will be notified in advance.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to speak to either myself or Mrs Barnes. We appreciate your support in helping the Y6 learners get the most out of their final year in primary school.
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