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Welcome to 6JS

                     

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR Y6 AMBASSADORS

School Council Chairperson - James Honeyball

School council Vice Chairperson - Max Wisse

School Council Class Rep. - Eve Maher

Eco-Star Ambassadors - Leah Pennington

Wellbeing Ambassador - Darcy White

Playground leaders - TBC

Our Curriculum Ambassadors in year 6 are...to be announced soon!

Maths - Ruby McDonald

English - Bella Povey

Science - Sara Shortt-Burbano 

Music - Millie Coates

History - Thomas Moores

Geography - TBC

Spanish - TBC

Life - TBC

RE - TBC

Art - TBC

PE - Leon Bolton & Scarlett Taylor

DT - TBC

Computing - TBC

Our class teachers:

Mr Jessop & Mrs Szabó

We are very lucky to have Mr Nuttall, Miss Bradley, Mrs Steel & Mrs Roughley working in year 6 with us too!

Important Information:

  • Our day begins at 08:50am and ends at 3:20.
  • P.E. is on Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor), so you need to come dressed in your P.E. kit.
  • Bags - Should you need to bring a bag to school each day, please ensure that this bag is either a book bag or a small bag which will easily fit inside your locker.
  • Equipment - you will be provided with all the equipment you need.
  • Reading books will be issued in the first full week back.  Please remember to look after these and keep your diary up to date.  You will be awarded Dojos for evidence of home reading.
  • SNACK - You can bring a snack for morning break. 

This snack MUST ONLY BE FRUIT OR VEGETABLES.  Anything else is not permitted and will not be able to be eaten.  This is for the safety of other children who may have allergies. 

Year 6

Homework schedule 

 

Homework task

Day due in

Monday

Maths – SATS homework book.

 

Check MyMaths for any revision tasks set - these are optional.  There are also games on there that you may like to play to help you revise for your SATS.

 

Thursday

Tuesday

Reading diaries will be collected today - please ensure that you bring them into school.  Dojos awarded for evidence of home reading.  Don't forget to answer the questions that are inside the cover of your reading book.

 

Tuesday

Tuesday

Grammar homework will be set each week.   You will need to complete the pages set in your SATs English book provided and make sure that it is in school for the following Tuesday.

 

Tuesday

Wednesday 

Reading comprehension will be set in your SATS comprehension book.

 

Wednesday

Thursday

Maths – SATS homework book.

 

Check MyMaths for any revision tasks set - these are optional.  There are also games on there that you may like to play to help you revise for your SATS.

 

Monday

 

Friday

Spelling – A spelling list will be sent home each week in Spelling Homework Books.

 

10 words to learn each week using the 'Look, Say, Cover...' sheet. You will then have a dictation using these spellings on a Friday in school.

Try to practise your spellings in a range of different ways and show evidence of your learning in your spelling homework book.

 

Friday

 

It is really important that your homework books are always brought in on the correct days.

It is important that you are organised and know your logins for MyMaths.

Reading

There is an expectation that you will read every day for at least 20 minutes.  It is always nice to share reading with someone when you can.  If you need some ideas for new books to enjoy, please have a look at the suggested reading list for year 6 on our class page.  Your reading diaries will be collected in every Tuesday so please have your diaries signed so we can see evidence of home reading - Dojos will be awarded!! 

Don't forget to extend your learning by answering the questions in the cover of your reading books.

Times tables

Please continue to practise your times tables regularly and use Times Table Rock Stars and Monster Multiplication (on Purple Mash) as often as you can.

Independent learning

You may wish to do your own independent research or activities based on some of our topics in science, history or geography.   You may complete some art or computing work that you would love to show us.  You might even wish to share an achievement or an award you have received. Feel free to bring any work in to school to share with us and we can add it to our class floorbook.

SATS Week 2024

Year 6 SATS week is the week beginning the 13th May. 

Date SAT paper
Monday 13th May Grammar and punctuation paper 1 (45 minutes) and spelling paper 2 (SPaG)
Tuesday 14th May Reading paper (60 minutes)
Wednesday 15th May Maths papers 1 (arithmetic - 30 minutes) and 2 (reasoning - 40 minutes)
Thursday 16th May Maths paper 3 (reasoning - 40 minutes)
Friday 17th May NO SATs  

Some of our amazing art work from 2022-23

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Our DT project - making play areas from 2022-23

Useful Links:

  • MyMathsLog on to complete tasks set by staff in school and there are also games you can play to help you to improve your mathematical skills.