Year 6: 6LA, 6JT, 6DP, 6LP
Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 Information Meeting
It was delightful to see so many parents in attendance last night for our meeting. We do hope that you enjoyed the evening and came away with a clearer understanding of what 'goes on' in Y6.
If you were unable to attend, the PowerPoint and handouts are attached below.
Red folders came home today (and need to be returned next Monday).
We will talk about expectations for homework on Wednesday’s meeting at 6pm but rest assured that the expectations are manageable, appropriate and take into account a healthy balance of work and fun. We want our children to get the most out of the year by developing positive work ethics (that you get out what you put in) but also the necessity of achieving the right balance for their mental health too.
We would like children to gain:
50 Doodle Stars in maths
40 Doodle Stars in English
10 Doodle Stars in spelling (and to try the ‘extra’ section)
We estimate that these stars will take no longer than an hour over the whole week.
Doodle provides us with a more focused homework experience and we hope that it will take less time to complete than the previous homework format.
With the first few days under our belt, we are now back in the learning zone! Children have settled extremely well this week and understand the routines and classroom rules. They are very proud to now be the oldest in the school and are starting to understand the responsibility that comes with this. The new shirt and tie has certainly helped them and seeing Y6 move around the school has made us feel very proud too.
We completed some maths and reading assessments this week! Let’s be honest, they weren’t the most fun thing to do… But, as we explained to the children, assessments are an important aspect of Y6. All of the children tried hard – they showed resilience and were keen to show off their existing skills. We can now push forwards and build on their prior knowledge to achieve excellent things.
Now we’ve settled in, we’re ready to get cracking on with learning. Next week we look forward to working in our learning groups, which may involve working with different adults in Y6!
Homework will be set on Monday. We have explained to the children that there is not an expectation to complete any extra homework this weekend, but they may wish to download Doodle Spell and Doodle English (which ONLY work on smart devices – not on a desktop computer) and have a try before homework starts after the weekend.
Wednesday 11th September at 6pm is our Welcome to Y6 Information Evening. During the meeting, a representative from Fairthorne Manor will present to parents. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the residential trip.