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Information for pupils starting in Year 6 - September 2020

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 YEAR 6

September 2020

All members of staff would like to send our warm wishes to all our children in what has been a difficult time. We would like to reassure you that we will do everything we can to welcome back all pupils at Healey JIN School as safely as possible. With your help, we will ensure to the very best of our ability that pupils will catch up on their learning and continue to reach their full potential.

Year 6 Staff

  • YEAR 6RC is Miss Charlett supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Varley.
  • Year SW is Miss Waza supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Allot.

    The Year 6 Curriculum

    Reading:

    Each half term Year 6 will be focus on a high quality book where they will continue to learn the skills of fluency & comprehension.  This is also used as a stimulus to develop pupils writing skills in the different genres.

    Accelerated Reading will continue next academic year where pupils will regularly choose books from our school library or reading corners where they can read at school and at home. All pupils are given a username and password to answer a quiz on completion of the book to check their understanding.

    Maths:

    Pupils are taught Maths skills on a daily basis which develops their fluency, problem solving & reasoning skills. It is important that they know their times tables. All pupils have access to TimesTables Rockstars to help them practice.

     

    Topics:

    Each term or half term pupils will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills through Humanities & or Science.

  • Autumn 1:  Local History (World War2)
  • Autumn 2: Hugo Cabret
  • Spring 1: Crime & Punishment
  • Spring 2: Spooky and Scary
  • Summer 1 & 2: Tudors

     

    Science

  • Autumn 1:  Electricity
  • Autumn 2: Light
  • Spring 1: Living things & Habitats
  • Spring 2: Animals including Humans
  • Summer 1: Evolution & Inheritance
  • Summer 2: Consolidation

    Enrichment:

    We endeavour to support pupils learning by going on school trips. Whether these are local trips, such as visits to Batley Library, or further afield, we will provide information nearer the time.  Outdoor learning for Year 6 will take place in Autumn 1.

     Sport:

    Pupils will participate in PE every week using the hall or outside facilities. Please ensure that pupils wear the correct clothing of black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear & no jewellery.  Pupils will have opportunities throughout the year to attend sporting competitions including our annual sports day. There is a range of after school clubs that children can also attend throughout the year.

     

    SATS:

    SATS or Standardised Assessment Tests are national tests given to children in Year 6. They usually take place in May. They are an indicator of what progress your child has made. They show you what level your child is currently working at. Children take the test in English reading comprehension, Grammar Punctuation & Spelling, Mathematical reasoning & arithmetic.

    Homework:

    Pupils will continue to receive homework every Wednesday which needs completing & handed in the following Monday.

    Home Learning:

    We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the home learning support that is available online:

https://ttrockstars.com/

www.purplemash.com

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Communication:

The school communicates in a number of ways to keep parents & guardians up to date. If you do not yet downloaded the school ping app to your smart phone, then please speak to the school office for further information.

The school website is updated regularly and paper copies of newsletters are given to children.

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