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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

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grow together

Year 6

 

Welcome to the class page of Year 6

 

6 Ash are taught by Miss R McBride,(rmcbride@woodlands.kent.sch.uk) supported by Mrs West, Mrs Oxley-Clemments and Miss Hill.

6 Aspen are taught by Mrs K Duffin (kduffin@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Mrs Giggs.

6 Hawthorn are taught by Mrs Timms (vtimms@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Mrs Smith (Mon- Wed) and Mrs Thompson (Thu-Fri).

Mrs Anacleto (maths teacher), Mrs Richards (music teacher), Mrs Lang (PE teacher) and Mrs Brooks (French teacher) are also vital parts of the Year 6 team.

Homework

The Year 6 children will use their new planners to log their homework each week. These planners should be brought into school every day. This space is a great way for children and parents to access important weekly messages, homework tasks, spelling words/ test dates, Times tables Rockstars battles, home reading information and much, much more. Some homework tasks will be sent home in homework books and some tasks will be set on MyMaths.

Reading Homework:

The children are expected to read aloud to an adult as often as possible. Reading at home does not need to be logged- we will do this with the children in school. Each child will be provided with a book to read aloud at home.

In addition to the Read Aloud book, your child will also bring home a book they have chosen from the class book corner or library. We have  a recommended list of 10 STAR BOOKS which we encourage children to pick to widen their reading experience of different genres, authors and themes. These are listed below:

Tom’s Midnight Garden- Pippa Pearce (1958)

Carrie’s War- Nina Bawden (1973)

The Nowhere Emporium- Ross MacKenzie (2015)

Cosmic- Frank Cottrell Boyce (2008)

Wonder- R.J Palacio (2012)

Clockwork- Phillip Pullman (1996)

Skellig- David Almond (1998)

Corline- Neil Gaiman (2002)

A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness (2011)

There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom- Louis Sachar (1987)

Spelling Homework:

In school, the children will learn spelling rules and National Curriculum words. We test the children on the spelling rules every Friday. The spelling rule to learn will be available in homework planners. 

PE Days: 

Ash- Wednesday and Thursday 

Aspen- Wednesday and Thursday 

Hawthorn- Monday and Thursday 

General Information

Attendance- Please let the school office know immediately when your child is absent and give a reason. If your child is away for more than 2 days or is absent on Friday and still absent the following Monday, please ring to update the school or email your class teacher (unfortunately we cannot accept messages via other children or parents). Repeated short absences will mean your child will miss vital elements of the curriculum and though we endeavour to ‘catch-up’, it is never the same.

Uniform  - Please make sure that all school uniform is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day. PE kits should be worn to school on PE days. Every child will take part in PE on a Wednesday and one other day every week. Your child will be told their other PE day by their class teacher.

Medication - Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office. 

Walking to School-  If you wish to give permission for your child to walk independently to/ from school at any point this academic year, please fill in the form set out via ParentMail. Without permission, we cannot let your child leave the premises independently. 
If you intend for your child to arrive at school independently, they must not arrive on the premises until 8:45. They cannot be unaccompanied on the playground at any point. 

Social Media and Internet Safety - We are very aware of the issues surrounding social media and internet safety – children will learn (at an age appropriate level) how to keep themselves safe online on a regular basis in school. Please monitor the time and access that your children have from home. Please let us know of any incidents and how you have resolved them. 

SATs - This academic year, the SATs will take place from Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May 202​​​​​3. Below is a presentation given in March 2016 about the newly revised SATs. However, please note that changes may occur for this year and as we get them, we will inform you. A presentation evening will be held in March 2023 to inform you of how the week will work for your child.  Please click on the link to see a video about national curriculum assessments. https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/sta/ContentTabs/Embed.aspx?dfid=33382

Revision Sessions- As you know, the end of year expectations for Year 6 pupils are very high and in our efforts to help them achieve their full potential and to support their transition to secondary school, we are considering running revision sessions for some pupils. These sessions will begin in January.  We are very fortunate that teachers and members of staff have volunteered their time to help the children in previous years and as a result we might be able to offer very small, focused sessions for some of our pupils before and after school. We will keep you updated about this throughout the year.