Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 6

Teacher: Miss Randles 
TA: Mrs Phillips and Mrs Kumar

Hello!

I hope you have all had a lovely summer break! It is so lovely to see the children back, and all of them eager to learn. Year 6 is a wonderful year for many different reasons, there are lots of exciting things happening and we have a very busy year ahead! Please have a look at our class timetable below along with the KS2 long term plan which explain what learning will be taught.

 

Learning Objective Timetables

I thought it might be helpful to send out a weekly timetable showing the learning objectives for each lesson. This is to enable you to have a clear understanding of what learning has been covered in class each week and provide the opportunity to go over any of the learning with your child. These will be emailed out by the office every Friday, showing the learning objectives for the week that has just passed.

Homework and Reading Records

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and handed back in on a Tuesday morning along with signed reading records. It will usually consist of one piece of Maths work and one piece of English however, this can differ. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes. The homework set is in addition to regular reading at home and children will receive 3 merit points if their reading record is signed 3x.

 

PE

PE lessons are on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Please make sure your child has their named PE kit in school on both days. Each child will need a pair of trainers, a white t-shirt, and blue or black shorts. As we transition into the winter months, children can wear blue or black tracksuit bottoms and a blue or black jumper.

 

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school so that they can keep hydrated during the day.  Due to hygiene reasons, it is difficult to provide cups for the children, so it is important they have their own water bottle. 

 

Adult Support

In Year 6 we are very lucky to have Mrs Phillips assisting the class every morning and Mrs Kumar assisting on a 1:1 basis each day. Mrs Phillips will teach on Tuesday afternoons during PPA time.

 

SATs

As we have SATs for Y6 in May 2023, I will still be assessing the children in order to monitor their individual progress. As we get closer to Christmas, the children will complete some further tests in order to measure their progress across the term.

 

Please bear in mind that the papers used are the 2017 SAT papers, which were designed to be administered towards the end of Year 6 rather than the beginning, and there is still a lot of learning to take place during this academic year. (While I have told the children this, I would appreciate your reinforcement, as I know that some children will be unhappy about their performance.)  It must be noted that it is impossible in normal circumstances to ensure rigorous test conditions. For example, in test conditions, children would be seated apart to ensure independence; some children would have the support of a prompt to maintain focus; some would have extra time; some would be in a smaller room with an invigilator; etc. None of this is possible within a normal day and with normal staffing levels but will be organised for the SATs tests in May 2023.

 

I hope this information answers a few questions you have. If you have any concerns or would like to know further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. It is important we all communicate and work together to ensure your child has the best possible experience at school.

 

Thank you,

 

Eustacia Randles

 

Autumn Term 2022

Science Knowledge Organisers  - Autumn 2022

 

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