Welcome to Year 6 2019-2020
Welcome back and welcome to Year 6. We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays with your families and friends.
Meet the year 6 team…
6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty and 6JS by Miss J Scrivner. Mrs H Gledhill also teaches Maths and English across the year group.
We are also very lucky at Fairfield Road to have dedicated, experienced Teaching Assistants to further facilitate teaching and learning, in Year 6 we have: Miss Gregory, Mrs Fox and Mr Gibson. Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.
Together Everyone Achieves More
Should you ever have any questions, you are more than welcome to speak to a member of the Year 6 team in the playground at 3.15pm. Alternatively, if you ever have something to discuss in private or at greater length please arrange a meeting via the office; we are here to help.
At Fairfield Road we expect to see you in a navy school jumper, green school polo t-shirt, grey trousers or skirt, white socks and black shoes. Please do NOT wear trainers to school - save them for your PE lessons or weekends. Take pride in your appearance, look smart and wear your Fairfield colours with pride.
For further details on uniform expectations please refer to the school’s uniform policy.
PE kit is needed every Tuesday and Wednesday in Year 6 and should include; a white t-shirt, navy blue shorts, white socks, pumps (indoor) or trainers (outdoor). All items need your name in them and should be kept safely in a PE bag in the classroom. As the children are getting older and starting to perspire, we also please ask for your PE kit to be washed regularly.
Homework is set weekly, and supports your child’s learning and is also good preparation for secondary school. Homework is due in on a Wednesday morning ready to be marked and so any misconceptions can be clarified. Homework club will run every Tuesday lunch time in 6JS and everybody is welcome. Please develop outstanding learning behaviours, be independent and ask for help if you need it before Wednesday morning.
We expect you to read for pleasure at least three times a week. If you share a text with an adult for 15 minutes they can sign your reading record. You can also read on your own for 15 minutes and if an adult has seen you do this, then they can sign your reading record too. Reading records are also looked at on a Wednesday morning and we expect to see at least three signatures in your reading record. Reading is celebrated in our school, it is not a chore. Happy reading!
Bug club is an opportunity for children to read a range of books online. If you are having trouble accessing this site, or finding the time to read at home then please let us know so we can amend things quickly.
Welcome meeting presentation and newsletter.
Medium and long term plans
Key Stage 2 Common Exception Word Lists
Spellings/Common exception words
As you are aware, Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2. This means there is an expectation that they can read and spell all the National Curriculum common exception words from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. SATs in May will be assessing the children’s learning from Key Stage 2, not just their new learning from Year 6. Therefore, it is essential the children revisit spelling rules and lists from previous year groups to over learn.
School policies you may find useful