Year 6 2015/16

Welcome to the Year 6 page

Important information:

If you need to apply for a place at a secondary school, please click here by the 31st October of each year.

Brent Council will allocate a place from this online application and parents will be informed by the evening of Tuesday 1st March, If you have submitted your application for secondary school late and have not been allocated a school for September 2016, please make an appointment as soon as possible with Mrs Samantha Boni who will assist you with your pending application.

Samantha Boni - Safeguarding and Attendance Officer
 

Year 6 is an important year at Preston Park.  As well as the children sitting their national SAT tests next year, they are now also the oldest children in the school.  This means that they are the children and Year group that the rest of the school will look towards for good behavior and learning practice.  Please remind your child of this so they understand their responsibility to help all the children in the school as other Year 6 children have done in the past.  Please review the Behavior Policy we sent to all parents earlier this year if you need to review the good behavior that is expected from all children at all times.   

Year 6 Spring Term Planner 2015/2016

Dear Parents/ Carers, We hope you have all had a restful holiday and are very happy to see all our Year 6 pupils back and ready to learn! Please find a list of the units of work being covered during the Spring term in Year 6.

CLICK HERE FOR CURRICULUM MAP

Year 6 Curriculum Map - Click Here

Year 6 Literacy Planner - Click Here

Literacy: • Discussions & Arguments

  • Narratives encompassing ‘Visual Literacy’.
  • Playscripts
  • Newspaper Reports
  • Poetry We will also be strengthening Grammar and Punctuation skills; this term's focus topics shall be understanding 'Main and Subordinate Clauses', 'Using Commas and Semi-Colons' and confidently using the different 'Parts of Speech'.

Additionally, we shall be continuing with ‘opportunities for independent writing’ every Fridays. Reading: Every child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day. Your child shall be given a 'Yellow Reading Book' outlining what they have read accompanied with focus questions.

In school, each week your child shall attempt a Reading Comprehension Test, this must be completed over the weekend as homework, so that he/she is able to mark and assess their Reading Level in the subsequent Comprehension lesson.

Numeracy: • Place value, ordering, rounding and estimating quantities. • Understanding addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

  • Mental calculations and jottings, using pencil and paper strategies to determine answers using the four operations.
  • Money and real life problems. • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. • Ratio and Proportion. • Measuring accurately.
  • Data Handling • Properties of 2D and 3D shapes. All children in Year 6 should know their times-tables from 1-12 by heart; some children have be extended and given the 13 times table to memorise as well, please support your child to achieve accuracy at knowing their times tables. Science: • Electricity • Light • Strengthening our ‘working scientifically’ skills by carrying out: observations, asking questions, predicting, fair testing, recording, using equipment safely and using & applying scientific vocabulary.

Humanities: All pupils will be covering the topics: Crime & Punishment and the Formation of Rivers. 

ICT: This subject is taught discretely and is cross curricular.

P.S.H.E. This subject is taught discretely and is cross curricular.

R.E. The children will be completing the unit ‘ Rules for Living’ – this unit covers salient features of all the major religions practiced in the world.

Music: All children in Year 6 will be learning music on Tuesday mornings. These lessons will be taught by the Brent Music Specialists and your child's Class Teacher. This term the children are learning 'African Drumming' and will be following set pieces, as well as, composing their own music.

Physical Activity: Children will be participating in a range of different sporting activities such as: combat sports, team sports and games which promote multi-skills. Additionally, all pupils will be participating in weekly Taekwondo lessons.

All children must keep a P.E. kit at school every week; this kit should be weather dependent, hence please ensure your child is wearing the appropriate gear i.e. warm track suits in cold weather; T- shirts and track suit bottoms or shorts in moderate/warm weather. Also, children must come to school in full school uniform and change into their P.E. clothes before their sports session in the afternoon.

Spellings - click here for a list a spellings for children in years 5 and 6

Homework: We are continuing with differentiated Numeracy homework, Spellings and Reading Comprehension tasks on a weekly basis. This is given out every Wednesday and must be completed by the following Monday - if your child encounters problems in completing their homework tasks they must inform their teacher in advance, so that he/ she can explain it to them and then they can complete it over the weekend. Apart from these set tasks, your child may be given additional Science and Grammar & Punctuation homework. We shall continue with assigning 'Learning Logs' homework tasks and ‘Project Work’ to be completed within set deadlines.

We would be very grateful if you could support your child to complete their homework regularly.

Testing: Every Friday children will be tested on their Arithmetic skills, Spellings and Timetables. Please ensure that you encourage your child to revise for these tests throughout the week.

iPads: All children in Year 6 are equipped with iPads. These iPads should be charged and brought in to school every day to be used as part of the curriculum. We shall continue to inform you regarding: iBooks purchases to enhance your child's learning in Literacy. Please ensure your child is using their iPad to its best potential and not merely as a gaming device.

Behaviour: Please can we remind ALL parents and children that we expect a high level of behaviour both in and out of the classroom. We will NOT be tolerating any inappropriate behaviour from any child in Year 6, in line with the school's Behaviour Policy. Please see the school Behaviour Policy (available on request) to ensure that you are aware of the sanctions that will occur in the event of any misbehaviour.

Stationery: Please ensure that your child brings in a pencil case everyday with the following essentials: two sharpened pencils, a ruler, an eraser, a sharpener, a green and a purple pen and a set of highlighters with the colours: blue, green, pink and yellow.

Attendance and Punctuality: Your child’s attendance in school has a direct impact on learning. Children should be in the playground and lined up by 8:40 a.m. If your child is absent for any reason, you will need to notify the school either by a telephone call or a letter. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your ongoing cooperation and support.

 The Year 6 Team 

Mrs Saad

Miss Obiago 

Miss Judge

Miss Flynn

Mrs P Shah

Mrs A Shah

Ms Stewart

Mr. Spence