Welcome to Year 6
Teacher – Mrs Brindley
Learning Mentor – Mr Adams
Teachers – Mr Perry & Mrs Martin
Teacher – Mrs Bricknell
Teaching Assistant – Miss Neary
In year 6, we strive to make the final year at Twickenham Primary School memorable and prepare the children for the next stage of their educational journey.
PE for year 6 is timetabled below. Children are expected to come to school on their PE day wearing their full PE kit. Please be aware that children will be wearing this all day so it will need to be appropriate for the weather and washed please before the next PE session!
- 6 Brindley – Friday
- 6 Perry – Thursday
- 6 Bricknell – Friday
Reading – To support our Wider Study curriculum of ‘Frozen Kingdoms’, our class novel this term Is ‘The wolf Wilder’ by Katherine Rundell. Reading is certainly key to your child’s success, not only in Year 6 but beyond! At home, we expect children to read for 15-20 minutes at least 3 times per week. We will encourage children in school but we ask you support your child with this at home. Suggestions of quality texts are –
- The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie
- Cogheaet by Peter Bunzl
- The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
- Abomination by Robert Swindells
- From Hereabout Hill by Michael Morpurgo
Homework – Homework is an integral part of learning. Homework will be set on a Friday on Google Classroom and is due to be electronically submitted by the following Wednesday. The children have all been provided with Google Classroom login, enabling them to communicate with their teachers, access resources and complete their homework online. Teachers will publish the homework on a weekly basis, which will consist of the following: Maths, Spellings and a piece of English – reading comprehension, writing or grammar. All the homework set will support the learning we have been doing in class that week. It is also expected that your child will read to another adult at least three times a week for fifteen minutes. While we appreciate that an occasion may rise when your child cannot complete homework, it is expected that all children will attempt the homework on a regular basis.
Our curriculum is an exciting way of delivering a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires children to nurture a passion for lifelong learning. The topics your child will cover the year are:
- A Child’s War
- Frozen Kingdom
- Blood Heart
- Hola Mexico
Children in Year 6 take their SATS in May. We will be gradually working towards the SATS assessed assessments. The 2016 SAMPLE SATS paper and CGP resources are excellent revision aids if you wish to support your child at home. We will be in contact later on in the year with more information about SATs assessments, but for now, our current priority is the safety, health and well-being of your children.
List of useful revision websites:
List of useful spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling: Play
Crickweb KS2 Literacy
Spelling – Topmarks Search