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Welcome to Year 6 

Welcome back to Coley Primary School, and more importantly welcome to Year 6. We know that things have been very strange lately and returning to school has been very different after being away for so long. We have had to make a few changes but we want you to know that we  have everything under control and school is back in business.  We missed you all and it is great that we are all back together.

 

 

Year 6a are down in the modular building with Mrs Moore and

Miss Thomas.

 

Year 6b are upstairs with Mrs McIlwain, Mrs Paterson and

Miss Thomas.

 

Both Y6a and Y6b will be in the Purple Room when working with

Ms Hathaway.

 

What are we learning in Year 6?

Important Information

Start and Finish Times

At the moment, we have had to stagger start and finish times to help with social distancing and so that only one class comes in each gate at a time.

Year Start Finish Gate
6a 9.00am 3.30pm Bottom
6b 9.10am 3.25pm Main

 

PE Days 2020/2021

Until notified otherwise, children will need to come to school in their PE kit on their designated PE days as stated below. They will stay in their PE kit all day.

Year Group

Indoor PE

Outdoor PE Outdoor PE
6a Mon pm Wed pm Fri pm
6b Mon pm Tues pm Thurs pm

 

Equipment

At this time, we are asking children NOT to bring any equipment from home. We have provided all the stationary the children need. Please make sure your child has a refillable water bottle to bring to school.

Homework

At the beginning of each term a homework activities sheet  will be stuck in purple Homework books as well as posted on the class pages on the school website. 

The activities are divided into three areas: Spelling, Mathematics and Other Learning. Every week the children are expected to complete at least two spelling activities (green section) and one maths activity (blue section). In addition the children are expected to complete one other activity from our learning e.g. History, Geography, Science or PSHE (purple section) every term.

 

The spelling words for the week will be stuck in purple Homework books every Friday to learn using the activities in the green section. Activities should be spread throughout the week rather than completed on one day. Whichever activities they choose, it is important that children know the words ready for a weekly test. All activities, for spelling and maths, should be completed or recorded in the purple Homework books. If completing an activity from MyMaths, please make sure you record it in your Homework Book and give an example of what you have learnt or even better write a question for your teacher to answer using what you have learnt. Any written activities from the purple section should also be completed in the Homework books.

 

Homework books with the completed spelling and maths activities must be returned by the following Tuesday.

Reading

In Year 6, we want everyone to read and enjoy reading.  Accelerated Reader gives a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development), which is the ideal range of text complexity for your child, neither too easy as to be unchallenging, nor so hard as to be frustrating. The expectation is that they read independently but it also nice, now and again, to share a book - see our Y6 Reading Parents' Guide for more information. 

 

We want our children to have more responsibility for selecting the books they read in school and at home. A daily reading time of 20 – 30 minutes is timetabled in Y6 to promote reading but children are also expected to read at home for at least 20 minutes, Monday to Friday, to build stamina.

 

Once they have finished reading a book, they take an AR quiz. These quizzes check that your child has understood the book. The percentage correct score and the points that are awarded for passing a quiz are highly motivating. We challenge the children to attain 85% or above. 

 

Try to read both fiction and non-fiction texts to develop reading skills and complete the Reading Log every night.

 

Accelerated Reader Top Tips

 Choose a book within the target range set by your teacher.

 Read consistently every day. 15-20 minutes at least.

 Test yourself as you read. If there is a quiz within the book use this. If not make up your own questions and test yourself at the end of your reading.

 Make a list as you read of key characters, events, facts that might be asked about in the quiz.

 Talk to a friend who has read the book before. What do they remember? Ask them to test you before you take your quiz.

 Make sure you quiz within 24 hours of reading the book; any later and you run the risk of forgetting things.

 Choose a book that interests you. Without interest you are unlikely to remember the content.

 Try to take both the comprehension and vocabulary quizzes if they are available. Reading one book but learning from it in two different ways will increase your chances of moving towards your overall target more quickly.

 Try to read and quiz on at least one book every week without fail. If you can, read more.

 Stretch yourself. Accelerated Reader quizzes are available on many non-fiction as well as fiction texts. Don’t be afraid to try something new.

 

Mrs Moore Y6a

We know at this time it is more difficult to have face-to-face contact with your children's teacher. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch and we will endeavor to help in any way we can.

Mrs McIlwain Y6b

We know at this time it is more difficult to have face-to-face contact with your children's teacher. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch and we will endeavor to help in any way we can.

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SATs Information

Coley Primary School KS2 SATs Information for Parents

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Maths Prompt Sheet - What you need to know by the end of Year Six.