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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

After what may seem to some to have been the most bizarre and longest summer holiday in history, we are excited to be back and hope that you and your children are ready for the brilliant term ahead! This page will give you an overview of what to expect in Year 6 and as always, regular updates will be sent out to inform you of any key events/diary dates.

Reading record and homework diary

The Reading Record in Year 6 serves many purposes; it has been designed to help us see how much your child reads independently or at home with yourself, to log homework and to keep a record of spellings. We do not want this to become a burden to keen readers nor put reluctant readers off, but it allows us to keep track of their progress. It is also invaluable experience for when they move to Secondary School as they are expected to keep track of work independently! This year’s reading record is also designed to last for the entire year!

Parent/carer signature at weekend 

There is a parent/guardian signature section at the end of each week which we would ask you to sign so we know you have seen what work they have been set and you can keep up to date with their weekly spelling words and scores.

Autumn Term                                                       

South America                                    
An exploration of South American culture allows us to explore
the climate, culture, landscapes, trade, creatures and ecosystems etc, of South America.

Spring Term

Leisure and Entertainment from

1837 onwards

We explore how the leisure and entertainment changed and developed throughout the 19th and 20th century, including the impact of war and how advances in technology have affected music styles.

 

Summer Term

Egyptians
We become archaeologists
and explore the ancient Egyptian civilisation, specifically the importance of the River Nile, mummification, the Rosetta Stone and the famous Howard Carter

 

Staff

Mrs Barbosa
6B Class Teacher

Ms Summerlin
6S Class Teacher

Associate Head

Mr Gibbons
Head teacher

Class Teacher

Mrs Hollamby
Class Teacher

Mrs West
Year 6 Teaching
Assistant

Mrs Spence
Year 6 Teaching
Assistant

When is homework due?

Reading
Children should read for at least 15 minutes each day and recorded in their Pupil Planner

Spelling
Set on Tuesday, tested the following Tuesday

Maths
Daily multiplication table practice on Maths Shed. More formal work to be introduced at a later date

Reward system

You might find that your child brings home a certificate for an excellent piece of work, kindness and consideration or for brilliant attitude, but you may also hear about the achievement merits. These are awarded in the classroom for a range of achievements; they are logged in the back of the reading record and a bronze, silver or gold certificate is given for each set of 25 merits achieved.

Homework

Three pieces are set weekly in Year 6; Maths, Spelling and Reading. The work is designed to explore, reaffirm or continue work from lessons as well as prepare the children for secondary school by developing good routines and self-discipline.

We ask that children spend no longer than 30 minutes on any one piece. If this time has been reached, then parents can add a note to say this is the case. Please also feel free to add comments to highlight areas where support has been given or ask your child to come and see us if they are unsure what to do. If a child does not hand in a piece of homework on time then a homework reminder letter will be sent home. This needs to be signed by a parent/carer, to make you aware that the work was not completed. There is also a similar letter for missing PE kit and unsigned/not up to date reading records. These are in place to act as a form of communication between teachers and parents/carers and as a reminder for the children that we are both aware. Please be aware that homework may not be set in all subjects every week. If you are unsure then check in your child’s homework diary.

Equipment

In line with our Covid-19 policy, we are trying to minimise shared equipment where possible. With this in mind, children do not need to bring in any stationery.

PE

Please can children bring PE kits, including trainers and an additional jumper, in to school on a Monday. These will then stay in school throughout the week in your child’s locker and be sent home on a Friday to be washed at the weekend. There will be no sharing of any kit.  It is also advisible that children bring a change of socks and a light raincoat as we are often not put off by the weather! If children are not able to take part in a session due to an injury, please could you send in a note to make staff aware. All earrings should be removed or tape provided to cover them and long hair should be tied back.

SATs

Finally, as the situation stands at the moment, the end of year Key Stage 2 SATs will be going ahead at the end of 2021. In preparation for these, the children will be sitting practice papers over the course of the year to allow us to monitor progress, address any gaps in understanding, allow children to build test stamina. We will contact you again nearer the time with further information and dates.

If you have any questions or queries, please drop a call or e-mail to the office (Enquiries@Nettleham-Junior.lincs.sch.uk) and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.