Welcome to Year 6 2021/22

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Staff

Teacher Mrs Padilla, Teaching Assistants - Mrs Taylor, Miss Ridgeway

This year we have plenty of things to look forward to: Residential trip to The Lakes and trips to Crosby Beach to name a few. So, as you can see we already have plans for an exciting year.

All of the children have begun this year with a very positive attitude and a willingness to learn new things and achieve personal goals. They have shown enthusiasm and commitment to the challenges of year 6 so far and I know they will continue to do so in the coming months.

Reading - We are lucky to have an excellent variety of books in our library and children are welcome to take these home. Children should be reading a little every night. If possible, please take some time to read with your child as this can be very rewarding.

Water Bottles - It is important that your child has some water to drink throughout the day. Please ensure your child has their name on their water bottle in school. This should be brought home each night to be washed and returned containing fresh water each day.

Uniform - PLEASE ensure ALL uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children in Year 6 should be setting an example to the rest of the school, especially their buddies, so proper school uniform should be worn at all times.

P.E. – P.E. will take place every Friday. The children are to come to school in their outdoor P.E. kit (indoor weather dependent) and when we do gymnastics (Autumn 2) the children are required to wear their green/black shorts or cycle shorts which can be worn under their outdoor kit. The outdoor kit should be a plain dark tracksuit (preferably black) white Summerhill T-shirt and trainers.

Homework – Three pieces of homework will be sent home on a Monday and it is to be returned for the following Monday. The children will also get spellings each Wednesday ready for a test the following week and should be practising their times tables every night.

Times Tables - It is imperative that the children in Year 6 know all of their times tables up to 12. I cannot stress how important the tables are in every area of maths and they need to be able to recall this information with accuracy and speed. They need to practise these so they can recite them quickly in any order and also know the corresponding division facts.

Medication – Any medication required to be administered during the school day can only be done if:

  • It has been prescribed by a medical professional

  • It is in the packaging with the dispensary label

  • Required forms have been completed via the school office

Over the counter medications cannot and will not be administered.

If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school. We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines e.g. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.

Attendance and Punctuality - Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary. The children must be in the classroom ready to learn not later than 8.55am. The doors will be open from 8.45am. Holidays during school time will not be authorised and parents will be referred for a penalty notice should they take their child out of school.

Provisional dates for SATs May 2022


Monday 9th May 2022

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

Tuesday 10th May 2022

English Reading

Wednesday 11th May 2022

Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

Thursday 12th May 2022

Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Please click on the links below to access these recommended websites to support your child's learning:

SCIENCE http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/

MATHS http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

MATHS www.mymaths.co.uk

MATHS https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

ENGLISH http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/


Monies into school - all school based activities can be paid using SIMSpay - this is our preferred method. If you cannot do this then money must be sent in a sealed envelope clearly named and labelled.


Please keep up to date with what’s going on in our school - use our website and twitter account!

Website - www.summerhillprimary.com

Twitter - @SummerhillL31If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or the school office. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Many thanks,

Mrs Padilla and the Year 6 team.

cpadilla@summerhillprimary.com

Year 6- Homework Timetable

Given Out Due In

Monday : Maths, Reading Comprehension and SPAG Following Monday


Wednesday: Spellings Following Wednesday

Copy of Year 6 Curriculum Map 2021 website .docx

Welcome to Year 6 2019/20

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Year 6 Staff

MRS PADILLA, MRS WOOD, MRS THOMAS, MRS RICHMOND

This year we have plenty of things to look forward to this year: Glaramara in May, and trips to the Mersey Tunnels, Anglican Cathedral and a Real History Workshop to name a few. So, as you can see we already have plans for an exciting year.

Below is some information about the coming year.

Reading - We are lucky to have an excellent variety of books in our library and children are welcome to take these home. Please take some time to read with your child as this can be very rewarding. I will send home some reading booklets with examples of some questions you can use to help the children with their comprehension strategies. Please could you sign their Reading Record Books to show you heard them read.

Science Shirt - Can all children please bring an old, white, or any light colour, over-sized shirt into school this week. We will be using the shirts in a very innovative way this year linked with Assessment for Learning. Thank you!

Water Bottles - It is important that your child has some water to drink throughout the day.

Please ensure your child has their name on their water bottle in school. This should be brought home each night to be washed and returned containing fresh water each day.

Uniform - PLEASE ensure ALL uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children in Year 6 should be setting an example to the rest of the school especially their buddies so proper school uniform should be worn at all times.

P.E. - Please ensure that PE kits are kept in school at all times. The indoor kit consists of green shorts, white Summerhill t-shirt and black pumps. The outdoor kit should be a plain dark tracksuit and trainers. This first half term children will be participating in Swimming lessons and also Gymnastics

Homework – Homework will be sent home on a Monday - three pieces to be handed back in the following Monday. The children will also get spellings each Wednesday ready for a test the following week.

Times Tables - It is imperative that the children in Year 6 know all of their times tables up to 12. I cannot stress how important the tables are in every area of maths and they need to be able to recall this information with accuracy and speed . They need to practise these so they can recite them quickly in any order and also know their division facts.

Medication - We can only administer medication that has been prescribed for your child. This will only be done once you have completed the required forms from the school office. If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school. We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines eg. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.

Attendance and Punctuality - Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary Also, the children must be on the playground ready for the school bell at 8.55am. The doors will be open from 8:45 enabling the children to be settled in class, ready for the school day to start.

Website and Permission forms - Our website is updated regularly with news of what the children have been doing and the topics and Creative Learning. Photos are put on regularly. If you have any changes to the permission that you may/may not have given for photographs on the website or in newspapers, please let me know and we will amend our records.

Provisional dates for SATs May 2020

  • DateActivity

  • Monday 11 May 2020

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions

  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling

  • Tuesday 12 May 2020

  • English Reading

  • Wednesday 13 May 2020

  • Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic

  • Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning

  • Thursday 14 May 2020

  • Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning

Please click on the links below to access these recommended websites to support your child's learning:

SCIENCE http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/

MATHS http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

MATHS www.mymaths.co.uk

MATHS https://www.knowtheromans.co.uk/Categories/SubCatagories/RomanNumerals/

ENGLISH http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask. If we can't see you straight away, we will arrange a convenient time.

Many thanks,

Mrs Padilla and the Year 6 team.