Year 6 2019 - 2020
Welcome to the Year 6 home page
You can now see our Long Term Curriculum Map under the 'New Curriculum' tab on the Dean Valley home page!
Year 6 is a busy year, we work hard but still continue to have lots of fun. You may discover just some of these exciting activities here on our class page; however, for regular news feeds about the exciting projects we are currently taking part in please login to the Class Dojo Year 6 class stroy.
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer with much time spent as a family relaxing and enjoying yourselves. Now, we are back at school and straight into working hard to achieve great things! I am really excited to get to know you all. I have watched you all grow since you joined Dean Valley in 2012 and I know you are going to be a class to remember!
We will explore our topic through many of the core curriculum areas and alongside this continue to develop fluency and reasoning when problem solving in maths. Maths homework will always go out on a Wednesday and be expected in the following Wednesday. Alongside this it is important you learn your tables with increasing speed. Times Table Rockstars will help you develop in this area which I know a lot of you started to use last year and loved it! Maths homework will increase during spring term 2 in order to prepare you for high school.
Reading is another homework which i place a lot of importance on. As you entered the classroom, you were greeted with a book on your table. I would like you to read this book, even if it is longer than you would usually read or not the type of book you would usually pick up. Year 6 is all about challenge and by trying new things you might even discover something you like - you never know! Each Monday a task will be assigned in your reading journals and will be expected in the following Friday. I have examples around the classroom if anyone would like to have a look at the expected standard of homework. It is never about the quantity but more importantly the quality of what is written and how it is presented. Please ensure your writing for each piece of homework is detailed and interesting.
Games will be taught on a Monday afternoon by Antony at ATS. On Friday afternoons, I will be teaching indoor PE which will be gymnastics this term. During year 6, there are so many opportunities for all of you to join in a sporting competition and by the end of the year I expect all of you to have joined in at least one. Again, all sports and activities are so different, you may even find a hobby or an interest that you adore!
Grammar homework is online. If you do not have a computer or tablet at home, children can always use the library computer or they can complete it at break and lunch times using the school laptops. You will find the individual login details for your child to get onto WWW.SPAG.COM in the front of their reading journals. Every two weeks, I will set a new task which is in the form of a grammar test they will have to complete in their SATS. Children can work through the papers in their own time over a two week period (it is not to be completed as a test). I would like to ask you to allow them to work on these themselves; you can provide direction and maybe do some research together but please don’t give the answer. Once complete, I can assess the various areas of grammar and focus my lessons to address any gaps appropriately. These papers are difficult and initially your children may not know or understand some of the terminology used. Please don’t panic! We have lots to get through and I will make sure they are comfortable and confident with the grammar they need to know by May! Any questions though – don’t hesitate to ask!
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