Welcome to Year 6, Horizon Class at Shalfleet Primary
Welcome to Horizon class.
This term marks the start of a very important year for your child. Please note that invitations to view colleges and academies will be available soon, these will mark the beginning of the transition to secondary education. Along with their SATs in May, this means that a good attendance record is important during Year 6.
As this is their last year we are encouraging children to become even more independent with all aspects of school life; from remembering the correct resources each day; bringing in a water bottle daily; becoming good independent learners; bringing in their own sick note to the class teacher; being responsible for bringing in all monies (in a named, sealed envelope) and letters to their teacher. Please support your child to develop their independence skills.
Staff – Mrs P Blackley will be supported by Miss E Lucas.
Please see below for key information.
AM & PM Routines
Morning routines – This year, we are starting our day at 8.20am. After dropping of your child, they can head straight to the classroom where they will put their coats into their lockers. They will use antibacterial gel before entering the classroom, where they will store their water bottles and lunchboxes near their desks.
End of day routine – Children will head to the playground for pick up at 3.10pm. Independent leavers will make their way straight out of school, whilst those with siblings will meet and stand with them until their parents arrive. Singles being collected will wait in the pavilion as usual. Please ensure that you notify the school if you have any changes – for example somebody else picking your child up.
Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is named, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We aim to get the children out at playtime everyday, even in light rain! Don’t forget that Forest Schools means that wellington boots and waterproofs are required.
PE & Outdoor Learning
This year our timetable has changed; we have P.E. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; so children are asked to wear their P.E. kits to school on those days please. We have Outdoor Learning on Mondays, children will need to bring in waterproof trousers and a coat to put over their school clothes for these lessons.
As your child is now entering the final stage of Upper Key Stage Two, their homework commitments and expectations will alter to reflect their growing maturity.
Every week the children will be set English homework on Mondays. This will include their weekly spellings, which they will need to learn by Friday when they will have a dictation test.
For maths homework, the pupils will be expected to work on Times Table Rockstars regularly. They will also be provided with the login details for Prodigy, (an online maths game), which they will be asked to play on alternative weeks to Times Table Rockstars.
Topic homework will consist of a topic grid which will have a variety of tasks related to the topic. Children will choose which task they wish to complete with options to complete more.
In Year 6, pupils are encouraged to read a range of books from different genres and by various authors. For homework, they will be expected to read their school book or other media at least three times a week and record this in their reading record. The class are taking part in a range of reading challenges to support them with this.
As ever, with all homework, your support would be greatly appreciated as discussion and practise will help improve confidence.