Year Six Information
Welcome to Year Six!
We are excited for the children to begin Year Six and we are sure the children will have a fantastic year, learning lots and making lovely memories. Listed below is some key information for routines and systems in Year Six. If you have any queries, please make an appointment to see one of us via the school office or write a note in your child's Learning Journal.
Class Teachers: Mrs Ben-Ali and Miss Williams
It is really important that the children bring their Learning Journals and reading books into school every day. Home reading should be recorded in Learning Journals and signed by an adult. Learning Journals are checked every Monday morning!
If your child has earned or lost behaviour points, these will be recorded in the behaviour section of their Learning Journal.
Homework is given out on Mondays (due in Wednesdays) and Wednesdays (due in Fridays).
At St Thomas', we value the important of reading widely and as frequently as possible! For this reason, we ask that children read at least five times per week: this can be from a school reading book, a book from the school library or a book from home!
We are continuing with Times Table Rock Stars which means that it is important that your child accesses this programme as often as possible from home. This will support your child's progress and boost their confidence in maths.
Spelling tests will take place every Friday. Spelling sheets will be sent home at the start of every half term (a copy will also be uploaded to the Year Six 'Home Learning' page).
New to 2019!
At the beginning of each half term, your child will bring home a Knowledge Organiser for history and geography. This A4 sheet will include the key knowledge that your child will be gaining during their current unit of work. Your child will be expected to remember as much of this as possible, so independent study will be very useful!
PE will be taught by Mr Lowe this year. Year Six will take part in PE lessons every Friday afternoon.
Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. This kit should be brought in at the start of every half term and will be sent home at the end of that half term to be washed. As some PE/games lessons will take place outside, children should also have a navy tracksuit (with trainers) for the colder months.