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Welcome to the Year Six pages of our website. We have a very challenging but exciting year ahead of us, with many things to look forward to. Year Six is extremely hard work, with very high expectations; however we will also have lots of fun along the way which is what makes Y6 one of the most memorable years at Sacred Heart.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the Y6 team if you have any questions or concerns.
Year Six have their own community on DB Primary. Here they will find their weekly homework and spellings; additional voluntary tasks relating to their learning in school; SATs revision suggestions; their own ‘chat’ forum and much more.
Year 6 Team
Home Learning is set on a Wednesday and completed by the following Tuesday. Learning Logs should be placed in the appropriate boxes at morning registration, ready for marking.
What does Home Learning look like in Year Six?
Home Learning will focus on the core subjects and either compliment learning in school, be a revision task or preparation for future challenges.
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar (SPaG)
A weekly challenge focusing on a particular area of punctuation or grammar will be set through the English workbooks provided by school. There will also be a short SPaG challenge to accompany the weekly spellings.
As with English, a weekly challenge focusing on a particular area of mathematics will be set through the Maths workbooks provided by school. Children will be signposted to online games and activities to support their understanding.
Each child has a list of the expected spellings for Y5/6 set out in the new national curriculum. These are to be practised throughout the year. In addition to these spellings, your child will receive a list of ten weekly spellings – some high frequency, some following a spelling rule. They will be tested on these on a weekly basis on a Wednesday morning. These spellings will be listed on DB Primary each week.
Although the children in Year Six are all readers, it is still important for them to read every night. It is equally important that they regularly share their reading with an adult. Children need to develop a deeper understanding of what they are reading and to be challenged on new words and their meanings. They also need to develop their expression and tone. It is reccomended that they read for a sustained period of time (30 minutes) at least three times a week.
English and Maths revision guides are available for you to purchase at a 50% reduction of £3 each. These guides are excellent for revision of all areas of Maths and English across KS2, making them a handy source of information to support home learning and a great revision tool in preparation for SATs.
DB Primary is a great communication and support tool for your children in Y6. Each week the home learning is posted on the Y6 blog pages and electronic web links to games and online activities to support what your child has been learning in class that week. There are often additional tasks, which are optional and forum threads are added to develop your child’s deeper thinking.