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Highest word count so far: Riley
Most quizzes passed so far: Owen
AR word count to date: 12,794,000 Keep it up 6N!
SATs Boosters are running weekly. Please make sure you attend your session.
Your teacher is Mr Newsome and your teaching assistant is Mrs Gillings.
P.E. sessions are currently on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
During the autumn term we will be focusing on building basic skills. Homework will consist of learning spellings and multiplication tables by heart (children are expected to know each multiplication table up to 12 x 12 by the time they reach secondary school). In addition to this, we ask that children are reading regularly and updating reading journals. The days for homework are as follows:
Wednesday (Spelling homework - to be handed in on Friday of the same week).
Friday (Multiplication tables homework - to be handed in on the Monday of the following week).
Failure to submit homework on time, without a valid reason, will result in the child being given the homework to complete that night for hand-in the next day. Further failure to hand in the homework will mean that children have to complete homework in their golden time.
Purple home/school diaries are collected in every Thursday. We will update your child's diary with comments regarding their week at school and will hand diaries back the following day. To encourage the children to take responsibility for deadlines, diaries handed in late will be signed but will not be updated with comments.
In addition to the pieces of written homework we ask that all children read regularly. We suggest a minimum of 10 minutes per night. Reading and discussing books each night will help your children to develop the higher order reading skills of comprehension and will help to move their reading forward. You can find guidance for 'book talk' in the form of reading question stems here on the website. Alternatively, pop into year 6 for a chat with Mrs Rust or Mr Newsome about getting the best from 'book talk' with your child.
In May 2017 Year 6 children will sit their SATs tests. A Year 6 child is expected to be 'secondary ready' and working within 'Age Related Expectations'. Parents are asked to support their children as much as possible to enable them to achieve the best results possible. If you need advice as to the best way to do this please speak to your child's class teacher who will be able to offer advice.
FUNDRAISING FOR HISTORY FIELD TRIPS
As part of our history topic we are learning about the lives of children in World War Two. To enrich the children's learning about this important event, Year 6 will be going on two trips (to Flambards and being evacuated on the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes). The cost of both visits is in the region of £1300. As a year group we want to raise our own funds for the trip. Over the next few weeks we will be thinking of, and holding, fundraising events in school. Please watch this space for details.