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Year 6 dates and useful information

REGULAR READING REMAINS THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR LEARNING AT HOME

Wondering what to read? See below for a link to our BCS Bookshelf page and to lists you can download.

Useful reminders:

  • Ensure all your uniform and school equipment is named.
  • Pencil cases need to fit in your tray.
  • You will need your PE kit all week but Games lessons will usually be on Monday and Wednesday/Friday.
  • 6T homework is due in on Monday and 6M homework is due on a Tuesday - why not get it done by Friday and have your weekend free?
  • You must have your guided reading book and your reading record in each week on your class day (6M-Wed, 6T- Fri). Don't forget to write down 5 interesting or unfamiliar words, along with the page reference and the meaning
  • We ask you to cover your homework books in sticky backed plastic if possible - it helps them to last all year going to and from school!

Homework books and homework timetable

Homework in the Autumn term consists of:

  • Maths activities on MyMaths and occasional maths sheets
  • Spelling activity (To be completed in the Autumn term in the homework book provided - please cover this book in coloured paper and/or sticky back plastic)
  • Pages from Puntuation & Grammar workbooks
  • Reading (please complete reading journal)
  • History - WW2 research and project on one aspect of life from 1939 - 1945 (to be completed by the end of term)
  • Occasional other topic research to aid classroom discussion
  • Please return written homework on a Monday to be discussed and marked in class .

We strongly advise the children get used to completing some homework each night and create their own plan to help them to do this. It will be useful preparation for the secondary transition.  We suggest a few spellings are practised each night, rather than just  'learnt for a test' on Sunday night! Homework is not 'a test', so we encourage children to ask for assistance when required. It is often helpful for them to discuss their learning with an adult. Any problems understanding the homework tasks should be raised with the class teacher before the end of the week.

MyMaths

We are pleased to announce that Year 6 are now using MyMaths as part of their maths learning programme. 

MyMaths is an interactive online teaching and homework service written by experienced teachers for all the UK National Curricula. Developed for teaching, practising and assessing children’s maths fluency across the school. Each interactive lesson that is paired with online homework means you can easily allocate matching homework and quickly assess the impact of each lesson.

Differentiated homework tasks will be set on and accessed through MyMaths. These will be set on a Monday and are to be completed by the following Monday. Your child has access to MyMaths through a unique username and password (letters have been sent home). MyMaths can be accessed using a laptop or computer.

We recommend that you spend time looking at MyMaths with your child so that you can understand how it will benefit their learning.

 

To access Mathletics:

  • Visit https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ 

  • Sign in using the school username and password, followed by your own unique log on details.

 

The children will be given an introduction to MyMaths in their Computing lessons. For the 1st week, homework will include familiarising yourself with MyMaths. From next week onwards, tasks will be set.

 

 

Example only: 

Monday Maths & practise  spellings
Tuesday English task & practise  spellings
Wednesday History research & practise  spellings
Thursday Reading  & practise  spellings
Friday / Saturday / Sunday Own choice reading  and check spellings