Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to the webpage for Year 6 at Linaker!
Please do check back often and we will try to keep you up to date with the very busy year that we have ahead. Please check out the sections below as we will add photos and work regularly.
The Year 6 Team
Ms Fraser, Mr Napier and Mrs Gray
Homework - Maths and English homework is set every Thursday (using the maths booklets) and is due to be handed in on Tuesday. Spellings are carried out every day with children recording their own 'tricky' words in their diary. Year 6 also have access to MyMaths and Spag,com online for self directed revision tasks, please try to complete one per week.
Pupils have now been using Reading Plus online for a year, this is a great way to access a broad range of texts, develop comprehension skills and increase reading speed. It is recommended that children use the programme for 30 minutes, three times a week.
If there is any issue with homework, please feel free to contact us.
In Year 6, children are given the opportunity for a reward for completing all their homework at the end of each term.
PE Days - PE is every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through the term and whenever the weather permits, the Tuesday lesson will be outside so suitable PE kit will be essential - tracksuits for an extra layer may be useful as it gets colder. We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it in just on the days it is required. Please remember that tights are not permitted so a pair of socks in the kit is recommended. Also, for health and safety, earrings should be removed for PE and hair should be tied back.
Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book . They are encouraged to bring this home daily and regular reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes more important than listening to them read - by Year 6, the children need to be able to talk about the writer's choice of vocabulary and create assumptions, use inference from subtle clues.
Research has also shown that reading to your children is vitally important for the development of reading and comprehension skills. Please try to find time to share a book.
To promote reading, each year group is running a reading challenge, each session of reading with an adult should be recorded in the child’s diary and signed. There are increasing targets through the year for reading sessions with rewards of increasing fabulousness!
If any parent, carer or grandparent would like to volunteer to read with children in year 6 we would love to hear from you. Please contact Ms Fraser or Mr Napier to arrange convenient times.
The children have, for the first time, a diary which includes their reading record. We are encouraging the children to take these to each lesson to record any key information they may need such as homework hints. Please encourage your child to fully utilise these, adding the term dates, trips, PE days etc to help your child take responsibility for their day to day requirements in preparation for secondary school.
If you have any queries, these can also be noted in the diary and shown to the class teacher as a handy way of communicating.