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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 Fir are taught by Miss R McBride,(rmcbride@woodlands.kent.sch.uk) supported by Mrs Thompson, Mrs Lee and Mrs Sutherland.

6 Oak are taught by Mrs S Rees-Porter (srees-porter@woodlands.kent.sch.uk) and Mr B Gosling (bgosling@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Mrs D Smith and Mrs C Brooks.

6 Yew are taught by Mrs K Duffin (kduffin@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Miss A Rusling and Mrs A Abbott.

Mrs Anacleto and Mrs Brown (maths teachers), Mrs Jones (music teacher) and Mr Gosling (PE teacher) are also vital parts of the Year 6 team.

Homework

The Year 6 children will not use homework diaries to log their weekly homework tasks. Instead, all homework tasks will be available on Teams every Friday. This space is a great way for children and parents to access important weekly messages, homework tasks, spelling words/ test dates, Timestables 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 do not test the children on the National Curriculum words until the end of the year but test the children on the spelling rules every other Friday. Words to learn will be available on Teams on a Friday. 

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. 

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 on line. Please monitor the time and access that your children have from home.

Kent Test Information - Below you will find the Kent Test presentation which took place in April 2016, providing information about the Kent Test which your child may be sitting in October 2020. If you have any further enquiries then please don't hesitate to contact the school office or your child's class teacher. Further information about the Kent Test will br provided closer to the time.

SATs - This academic year, the SATs will take place from Monday 10th May to Thursday 13th May 202​​​​​1. 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 2021 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

Trips and Visitors - This year, we are looking to take the children on as many trips as possible to really engage them in the topics and enhance their learning. Below, you will see a provisional outline of our intended trips and visitors for the next year.

**Please note that this is a provisional plan due to Covid 19**

Term 1- Evacuee Day

Term 2- Dover Castle, War Showcase

Term 3- Safety in Action, Theatre Visit, 

Term 4- Primary Futures

Term 5- Year 6 Restaurant 

Term 6- Isle of Wight, Treat Trip (children choose)

Clubs- **Year 6 clubs will not be running until further notice** In Year 6, the children are usually allowed to run their own club at lunchtimes for the children in Years 3- 5. To be chosen to run a club for one term, the children should speak to Miss McBride, who will supervise all clubs, help the children resource their sessions and support them with the planning of each session. 

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 potentially begin in January.  We are very fortunate that teachers and members of staff have volunteered their time to help the children tin previous years and as a result we might be able to offer very small, focused sessions for some of our pupils. We will keep you updated about this throughout the year.