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8th May

Next week is SATs week, and as Mrs. Powell said in her recent letter, we are proud of the pupils for their hard work and commitment to learning during the year so far. Next week is a chance to show what they can do!

Breakfast Club for all year 6s will run Monday to Friday next week from 8.15am each morning, and is free of charge. This is an opportunity for the children to come into school, and to have breakfast with their friends. If they would rather come into school at the normal time, this is fine.

It has been brilliant to have such regular attendance from so many pupils for the booster lessons, which end today. We really hope that these have been useful.

On Friday 12th May, Year 6 will have their post SATs chill day. The pupils need to come into school in their PE kit, as everyone will have the chance to do a sports activity during the day. Other activities on offer will include baking, craft, pamper sessions and IT, plus an Opal v. Topaz rounders match, and a chance to watch the completed Rhos y Gwaliau presentation.

Mrs. Prendiville     Mr. Robinson     Mrs. Norman

Topaz class assembly – 9 am. Wednesday 24th May. 

To see what we are learning this term click here

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Year 6 – the children’s final year at Winnersh Primary School, and an exciting and busy year!

Year 6 take on many roles and responsibilities throughout the year, as well as working hard on all areas of the curriculum. We also plan visits and visitors to enhance the learning opportunities, including the Year 6 residential trip, which this year is to Rhos-y-Gwaliau.

Details of our learning this term can be found by following the link above. 

Homework is set weekly for both English and Maths. It is expected that all pupils will complete their homework to a high standard, with the option of attending Homework Club on Tuesday lunch time if necessary. The children will also have weekly spellings to learn and various exciting projects to complete throughout the year.

All the pupils have a diary so that they can record homework and the date it is due in, dates to remember and any special projects they need to complete. We are hoping to develop their independence and organisational skills during the year! It would be really helpful if you could continue to hear your child read, and record this in their diaries too. Research shows that even able readers really benefit from reading aloud occasionally.

We will be doing outdoor PE each week on Wednesdays and Fridays, so please ensure that your child has the correct, well-fitting footwear and PE kit for this.

Please pop in to speak to us if you have any concerns or questions. We look forward to a busy and productive year!

Year 6 Homework

In Year 6, we encourage pupils to complete homework tasks as independently as possible. However, your support and encouragement are invaluable.

For example, you could help your child  -

  • to be organised
  • to be of task deadlines
  • to consider what is appropriate quality and quantity  for each task

Each week, pupils have –

Maths homework: This is given on a Friday, and needs to be back in school by the following Friday. We give the pupils a task which includes both revision of skills and a challenge, and ask them to complete as much as possible, marking any areas that they find tricky.

Pupils also have times tables to learn. These are suggested according to individual need.

English homework: This can take various formats; for example writing a report, completing a grammar based activity, or researching interesting vocabulary for a written task. All pupils have individual spelling lists to learn, and these are recorded in their diaries. Reading aloud to an adult is very valuable, even for able readers. Please sign the diaries when you hear your child read.

Topic/other subjects – these tasks may include researching a particular subject, or completing a personal project. We also have a “Balloon Race” in the Autumn and Spring terms, which involves researching a famous person from an historical period or a Shakespeare play. Full details are given to the pupils to put in their diaries.

Please talk to us if you feel your child is struggling with homework tasks. We run a Tuesday lunchtime drop in homework club, where pupils may come in to complete tasks, use the computers or ask for additional help.

Year 6 enjoyed lots of different activities during our Victorian Day in September. Miss Susan and Jack from “Portals to the Past” organised a classroom experience, talks and artefacts, a chance to learn street games plus a lesson in waltzing!

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