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Year 6


 

Welcome to your final year at Paulton Junior School!

Year 6 is always a fantastic year: filled with exciting new challenges and an opportunity to show your best self!

Bring on a cracking term!

Miss Richards, Mr Smith, Mr Fox & Mr Newland

Term 5


EXPECTATIONS

– PE will be on Tuesday (Cricket– outdoors) and Friday (Gymnastics– outdoors). Please ensure full PE kit is worn on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please name all kit.

– On Monday, Homework & Spellings will be uploaded to the website below. If your child needs a paper copy of the homework, they will be provided with one to stick into their book. Homework books, online apps and reading records need to be completed and if necessary brought into school on Friday for your teacher to check.  In Year 6, the expectation is that homework should total around 2 hours a week: this should be a combination of spelling practice, online apps and set homework task (Maths/English/Foundation).

– Reading at home in Year 6 should happen every day. This can be in a variety of forms such as: children reading independently, sharing a chapter together and reading on  Fonetti (if your teacher has given you access). Also, remember reading to your child and listening to audiobooks is extremely beneficial too! Reading records should be signed off by an adult but we expect Year 6 children to record their own independent reading journey themselves. Reading records should be transferred between home and school everyday. Please ensure Accelerated Reader quizzes are completed within 48 hours of finishing the book. See below for the links to assist with reading using apps and AR Quizzes. We expect every child to complete a minimum of 3 quizzes every term.

SATs

Please take the time to read through the presentation below.

SATs PRESENTATION

SATs HANDOUT

HOMEWORK

Homework 

Activity 1: Reading Activity (30 minutes maximum)

Read through the texts and answer the questions in your homework book.

Reading activity - vocabulary focus

Activity 2: SPAG Activity (30 minutes maximum)

Open the link and answer the questions in your homework book.  

SPAG homework - Determiners

Activity 3: Maths (15-30 minutes)

Complete the sheet below in your homework book. Focus on the questions that you find more tricky and ask for help where you need it.

Arithmetic Questions

Remember to keep on top of your Doodle Maths - Can you stay in the Green Zone?

Activity 4: Spelling (30 minutes maximum)

Copy and complete the table (below) in your homework book.

Spelling (-ing) activity

Activity 5Nessy (15 minutes)

Activity 6Read Theory (15 minutes)

Some children will be required to use Fonetti instead of Read Theory. 

Online Apps

Children’s log ins can be found on the inside cover of their homework book. If you are having problems with these websites, please let us know as soon as possible.

Nessy – https://www.nessy.com/uk/

Read Theory – www.readtheory.org

Times Table Rockstars – https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Doodle Maths – https://students.doodlelearning.com/

Accelerated Reader (Book Quizzes) – https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/6699465

Fonetti App Download (not for every child) –  https://www.fonetti.com/try-out-fonetti/

MEDICATION

If your child requires medication to be kept in school (including inhalers) please ensure it is in their school bag that is kept at their desk throughout the day. If your child has additional medication, please ensure the office has been informed and parental consent has been given for us to administer it.

UNIFORM AND KIT

Forest School – wellies/boots and waterproofs. Children should have these in school if they wish to use the playscape and field in the winter months.

Please note that the appropriate uniform and PE is also required. Children should not be wearing jewellery (unless it is one pair of stud earrings which must be removed for PE). All kit/clothing should be named. If you do not have the suitable kit, please let your teachers know. Please contact the office if you have any issues with the appropriate clothing.

CLUBS AND MUSIC LESSONS

You will be able to sign up to Term 3/4 clubs soon. We will inform you of this as soon as possible. They will run for 3 weeks in each term. Please let the teacher know if you cannot attend.

To sign up for music lessons, please see the links below:

Rocksteady – https://www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/

Other Music Lessons – https://www.banesmusiconline.co.uk/site/parents-students/instrumental-lessons/

Email: music@bathnes.gov.uk

COMMUNICATION

Homework queries can be communicated through the homework books. All other queries should now go through the office (paulton_jun@bathnes.gov.uk) or give us a call. We will have open door Fridays where you may come into the classroom to see children’s work.

TERM 4 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Maths

In Maths, we will continue to explore shape – we will be learning about calculating the perimeter, area and volume of different shapes. We will also look into ratio, scaling and proportions before looking at different types of graphs within our statistics module!

English and Guided Reading

In English this term, we will be exploring our topic of WWII! We will be reading both fiction and non-fiction texts and extracts based on this topic along with answering comprehension questions based on these. Our writing tasks this term include a balanced argument for evacuation, diary entries and a setting description!

Foundation

  • DT: In our DT, we will be designing a game and using our science skills of electricity to make the game by the end of the term.
  • PE: On Tuesday, we will be developing our fitness skills, to increase our resilience, pacing and stamina. On Thursday, we will be learning and developing our hockey skills.
  • Computing: In our Programming topic, we will be having an introduction to spreadsheets.
  • History: This term, we will be learning all about World War II and how it impacted our local area.
  • PHSE: In PSHE, we will be learning all about growing up and how human bodies change during puberty.
  • RE: In our Christianity topic, we will continue to study their understanding of life, sin and atonement.
  • Science: Science this term will be based on Light! We will be investigating refraction and the colour spectrum along with how shadows work.
  • Music: We are lucky and grateful to be continuing our Ukulele lessons to build on the children’s prior knowledge in Term 3!