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Spring Term 2018 (first half)

We have now started booster lessons for all Year 6 children.  These take place every Tuesday (Maths) and Wednesday (English); starting at 8.00 am.  These sessions will be useful to help all children to achieve or exceed expected levels at the end of Year 6.

We are focussing on Shakespeare and the traditions of Elizabethan theatre.  We will be examining several plays, looking at Shakespeare’s use of language and writing playscripts of our own.

In Science we will be continuing with our topic of Evolution and Inheritance, including how animals and plants are adapted to different environments, and how organisms can adapt and change over time.

We will continue to use our ICT time to develop our own apps using App Shed.  The children are welcome to continue to work on their apps at home as well as in school if they choose.

Finally, please do feel free to come and talk to us if you have any concerns or questions.

Diary dates:

Thursday 25th January:  Art Gallery of children’s work in hall, 3.15 pm

Wednesday 31st January:  Opal class assembly, 9.00 am

Mrs Prendiville   Mrs Norman   Mr Robinson   Mrs Bennett   Mrs Carvill

The Year 6 parent information evening presentation 2017 can be found here.

To see what we are learning this term click here


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 aware 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 Wednesday. 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. All pupils have a weekly Buzztime tables test.

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. All pupils have a weekly spelling test.

Topic/other subjects: These tasks may include researching a particular subject, or completing a personal project. During each month, one task has a particular theme, and we encourage the pupils to find out about something or person connected with a wide topic such as “Communication” or “Exploration”. 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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