2Year 6 Staff Alun Randell Tracy Hawes Caroline Walsh Teaching AssistantVicky HawkinsTina ScullyMrs Smith
3What’s good about Year 6. Top of the school What’s good about Year 6? Top of the school! Preparation for transition to secondary. Lots of opportunities for challenge. The topics! Increasing independence and responsibilities. Mentoring younger pupils and caring for others. Chance to interact across the year group, culminating in our Year 6 production. Residential trip.
4Topics for the year Ancient Greece Shima! The Stone Age The Way of the DodoOur FutureWhat a Performance!
5What we do in…. Reading (Guided Reading sessions daily) Maths (Mental maths, 5 discrete sessions; on-going termly assessments)Writing (Reviewing genres in blocks of 3 weeks, immersing ourselves in the text, innovating and inventing. Grammar is incorporated within the main literacy lesson, with some discrete booster lessons)Spelling (Weekly focus, structured home spellings)
6AssessmentContinuous teacher assessments, not purely a year of tests! However….Statutory written assessments in Reading and Maths, Grammar and Spelling in May 2015Statutory teacher assessments in Reading, writing, Maths, Grammar and Spelling and Science in May/June 2015
7Learning at Home Homework Numeracy homework give every Friday- in on TuesdayEnglish (Learning Journal entry) or Science/ topic homework in addition every other weekHomework Club on Wednesday Lunch time!Homework Challenge Project (4/5 weeks)Weekly Spelling Lists (test on Friday)Weekly Times Tables (for timed challenges)Homework updates are posted on the website on Thursdays.Revision/Prep/Extra work etcPrep work for SATs will come around Easter Holidays
8Additional Homework Task Time spent per week on Homework Task Reading PhaseMathsAdditional Homework TaskTime spent per week on Homework TaskReadingTime spent on reading per day as a guideSpellingsTimes TablesChallenge and enrichmentFSBooks go home as chosen by the children and families10 minLetters and Sounds graphemes are shared by differentiation via the website.Web link on the websiteShow and TellKS1Weekly maths task (Y1 from T3)10-15mins10 min reading aloud to an adult3-5 key words (tested informally)Focus upon 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables (by end of Key Stage).Y2 Optional topic based homework as appropriate.Optional termly writing challengeLKS2Weekly maths taskOne task every other week to focus upon literacy or topic.20-25minsBooks go home as chosen by the children10 min reading aloud to an adult or 20 minutes reading independently8-10 words differentiated(weekly test)Focus upon times tables (by end of Year 4).Optional topic based homework as appropriate.UKS230-45mins10 min reading aloud to an adult or 30 minutes reading independently10 words differentiatedFocus upon 1-12 and related division facts.Termly writing challenge.
9Parent plea Trips: Lifeskills, Topic related trips eg Stourhead. Sports and Clubs .In class projects: Greeks, Japan, The Stone Age, Evolution, Our future, What a performance (Year 6 Production) .Regular support hearing readers, practising mental maths.School Uniform; PE kits.
10Year 6 Residential Visit July – destination and dates being finalised. Likely cost £200