Welcome to Year 6 - Combe Down Primary School

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Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 Staff
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Alun Randell
Tracy Hawes
Caroline Walsh
Teaching Assistant
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Vicky Hawkins
Tina Scully
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Mrs Smith
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What’s good about Year 6?
Top of the school!
Preparation for transition to secondary.
Lots of opportunities for challenge.
The topics!
Increasing independence and
responsibilities.
Mentoring younger pupils and caring for
others.
Chance to interact across the year group,
culminating in our Year 6 production.
Residential trip.
Topics for the year
Ancient Greece
 Shima!
 The Stone Age
 The Way of the Dodo
 Our Future
 What a Performance!
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What we do in….
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Reading (Guided Reading sessions daily)
 Maths (Mental maths, 5 discrete sessions;
on-going termly assessments)
 Writing (Reviewing genres in blocks of 3
weeks, immersing ourselves in the text,
innovating and inventing. Grammar is
incorporated within the main literacy lesson,
with some discrete booster lessons)
 Spelling (Weekly focus, structured home
spellings)
Assessment
Continuous teacher assessments, not
purely a year of tests! However….
 Statutory written assessments in Reading
and Maths, Grammar and Spelling in May
2015
 Statutory teacher assessments in Reading,
writing, Maths, Grammar and Spelling and
Science in May/June 2015
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Learning at Home
Homework
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Numeracy homework give every Friday- in on Tuesday
English (Learning Journal entry) or Science/ topic
homework in addition every other week
Homework Club on Wednesday Lunch time!
Homework Challenge Project (4/5 weeks)
Weekly Spelling Lists (test on Friday)
Weekly Times Tables (for timed challenges)
Homework updates are posted on the website on
Thursdays.
Revision/Prep/Extra work etc
 Prep work for SATs will come around Easter Holidays
Phase
Maths
Additional
Homework
Task
Time spent
per week
on
Homework
Task
FS
KS1
Weekly
maths task
(Y1 from T3)
10-15mins
Reading
Time spent
on reading
per day as a
guide
Spellings
Times
Tables
Letters and
Sounds
graphemes are
shared by
differentiation
via the
website.
Challenge
and
enrichment
Books go
home as
chosen by the
children and
families
10 min
Web link on
the website
Show and Tell
Books go
home as
chosen by the
children and
families
10 min reading Letters and
aloud to an
Sounds
adult
graphemes are
shared by
differentiation
via the
website.
3-5 key words
(tested
informally)
Focus upon 2,
5, 10, 3 and 4
times tables
(by end of Key
Stage).
Show and Tell
Y2 Optional
topic based
homework as
appropriate.
Optional termly
writing
challenge
LKS2
Weekly
maths task
One task every
other week to
focus upon
literacy or topic.
20-25mins
Books go
home as
chosen by the
children
10 min reading 8-10 words
aloud to an
differentiated
adult or 20
(weekly test)
minutes
reading
independently
Focus upon 212 times
tables (by end
of Year 4).
Optional topic
based
homework as
appropriate.
Optional termly
writing
challenge
UKS2
Weekly
maths task
One task every
other week to
focus upon
literacy or topic.
30-45mins
Books go
home as
chosen by the
children
10 min reading 10 words
aloud to an
differentiated
adult or 30
(weekly test)
minutes
reading
independently
Focus upon 112 and related
division facts.
Termly writing
challenge.
Parent plea
Trips: Lifeskills, Topic related trips eg
Stourhead.
 Sports and Clubs .
 In class projects: Greeks, Japan, The Stone
Age, Evolution, Our future, What a
performance (Year 6 Production) .
 Regular support hearing readers, practising
mental maths.
 School Uniform; PE kits.
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Year 6 Residential
Visit
July – destination and dates
being finalised. Likely cost
£200
Activities
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Activities Abseiling, Archery,
Beach visits, Quantock walks,
Challenge Course, Initiative
Exercises, Orienteering, Rifle
Shooting, Grass Sledging
Survivor and High Ropes
course
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Evening Entertainment: e.g.
Camp fire, Team games,
Trivia Hunt, Disco
Price
£200 per pupil
 Need a confirmation slip and deposit of
£40 by end of September.
 3 further payments due by end of
November/February/May
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