Welcome to Class 6!
Achieve, Succeed, Fly!
As a school we recognise that Year 6, the final year at Heathlands, is especially important for your child. We work extremely hard and enjoy our learning together as a team, having fun along the way. We know that it is vital for your children to 'achieve' and 'succeed' in their own personal and individual ways. We all work very hard on preparing Year 6 for a smooth transition from primary to secondary school, allowing them to 'fly' confidently at the end of the school year.
Staff in Year 6
Year 6 is taught by an experienced job-share team. Mrs Gidlow teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Mrs Watson also teaches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We work in close liaison with each other and Year 6 receive support all week from our excellent Teaching Assistant, Mrs Moore.
English : We work at a fast pace in Year 6, covering a wide variety of writing texts across each term. Our writing, wherever it can, links to the topic we are studying in class. This ensures that the children see and understand the relevance of their work, which increases our enjoyment and love of writing. We produce some stunning pieces of work, which are regularly displayed on our classroom and corridor walls for everyone to enjoy. Encouraging the love of reading is also highly important to us. Therefore, we do expect children to read at least three to four times a week, if possible, to an adult. We enjoy listening to stories and using the listening centre in our classroom whenever we can. Spellings are practised every week, using our Look and Say, Cover, Write, Check method. We look to see that children are then applying their knowledge within their written work across the curriculum.
Maths : In Year 6, we are building upon the maths skills from all previous years; developing our knowledge of calculations and investigative maths, and revising all that we know! It is essential that your child has a firm grasp of the basics. We work on times tables regularly, but as you can appreciate, it is a skill that needs to be worked upon in short time spans, as often as possible. Therefore, any extra work at home would be of great benefit. Your child still needs to regularly recall and apply key number facts, like multiplication tables, even if he / she has already learnt them.
Topics : We thoroughly enjoy our topic work in Year 6, which wherever possible, has been discussed and thought through with the children. They have an input into what they wish to learn about and how they wish to carry this out. Our topics change termly, so for more information please refer to our Fronter page.
Please click on the link below to view a presentation given in September 2016, which provides information regarding 'The Standard Assessment Tests' (SATs).
Please view our Fronter page for suggestions on websites that Year 6 can use to help them to revise.
SATs week is the week commencing 8th May 2017, so please do not book any holidays around this week.
If you have any other queries or wish to speak to us, then after school, in the classroom, is the best time to catch us.
Thank you for your support.