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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Year 6

Autumn Term:

All of the years that your child has invested in Southfields have built up to this final year, which will demonstrate the amazing progress that they have made – academically, personally and socially - and prepare them for the next big step on their educational journey. The way in which children change, develop and mature in Year 6 is remarkable and we look forward to being a being a part of that process. They start off as young buds and leave as blossomed flowers, grown up and ready to stand on their own two feet. We are confident that each child will make their own wonderful transformation and leave our classrooms as stronger, more confident learners.

Meet the Team

Mrs Urciuoli - Year 6 Teacher, Assessment Leader and Upper School Phase Leader

Mr Allesbrook- Year 6 Teacher / Science Leader

Dr Tether - Year 6 Teacher / Arts Leader

Mrs Peacock-Millington - Supporting Teacher in 6JU (Weds) / Deputy Head

Miss Judge - Teaching Assistant in 6JU

Ms Knibbs - Teaching Assistant in 6MA

Mrs Brewer - Teaching Assistant in 6KT

Mrs Johnson - Teaching Assistant in 6KT (Weds)

Our topics this term: 

English - Letter writing, based on well-known fairy tales; Narrative writing based on Varmits by Marc Craste and Non-Chronological Report writing based on The Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva.

Maths - Place Value, Calculations, Fractions

Science - Evolution and Inheritance, Living Things and their Habitat

History - Why Should We Remember the Maya?

Geography - South America - The Amazon

RE - Stories of Faith, The Torah and Commandments; What it means to be a Christian?

Art - Art and Design Skills

DT - Textiles

Music - Advanced Rhythms and Dynamics, Pitch and Texture

PSHE - Family and Relationships, Heath and wellbeing

PE - Netball and Matching and Mirroring

French - Sports and the Olympics, French House

Important Information:

Start of the school day:

Children will enter school through the Year 5/6 gate.

The gate will be open at 8.35am until 8:45am with registers closing at 9.00am.

End of school day:

School finishes at 3:15pm and the children will need to be collected from the Year 5/6 playground.

Children are allowed to walk home from school by themselves if you have completed the online permission form (Please ask your class teacher if you need a link to this)

Bike Permits

If your child rides a bike to school and keeps their bike locked in school grounds, you will need to apply for a bike permit. If you would like to apply for a bike permit simply complete the form below. The school has limited spaces so will be allocating these to pupils who live the furthest away from school. The school will be handing out the permits in September. There will be no bikes allowed on the site until then due to a safe return on the first few days. Once the permits are allocated a space will be given and guidance on using it safely. Please complete the simple form in the link below if you would like to apply.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMdETOLYKOdrfM4PxOXD08sVnUp1i_2hUyNZMKvymO5afBlw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Uniform:

Children should wear their school uniform for three days a week and an outdoor PE kit on a Tuesday. Children can still wear their own clothes on their birthday and every Friday as part of our 'Wellbeing' day.

PE           

Year 6 PE will be on a Tuesday. They are to continue to come to school in their kits on that day like they did last year. Please ensure they are following the school's dress code for PE. This should be black or blue trousers and jumper and a plain white t-shirt. The lessons will take place outside wherever possible so please make sure the children are dressed appropriately for this. Children must have their hair tied up for PE sessions and no jewellery is allowed in PE for health and safety reasons.

Bags, Stationary and Water Bottles:

Your child may bring in a bag that can be stored on their personal peg in the cloakroom. Your child will receive a school water bottle. This should then be taken home, washed and returned to school each day filled up with water. 

Water bottles can be re-filled with drinking water in the classroom during the day.

Lunch:

If your child has a packed lunch, they can bring it in a lunch box or in a plastic bag. We do recommend keeping ice packs with the lunch to keep it cool and fresh. The children will be eating in the hall, or if the weather permits, outside.

If your child is having a hot dinner at school this must be booked in advance. Mrs Buck will not be able to book meals on behalf of parents anymore due to Data Protection, therefore you must book your child's meal. If you do not book a meal, then you will need to provide one and bring it into school.

Snacks:

We encourage the children to bring in a piece of fruit for break time. No other snacks are allowed. This needs to be brought separately to their lunch. We do supply fresh fruit to the children if they have not brought any in.

Home Learning:

In Year 6, home learning expectations are as follows:

  • Reading (3-4x a week minimum) - this is to be recorded in their reading diary
  • Spellings will be sent home and tested on the day relevant to your class. They should practise these 3-4x a week in some way (please see more information below)
  • Maths or English Homework will be sent home weekly on a Friday. 
  • Times tables should be practised weekly on the PiXL Mental Maths app.
  • Now that the children are in Year 6 they will be encouraged to take ownership of their own home learning. We will monitor this weekly and children who persistently are not completing it will be asked to complete it in their own time to ensure they do not fall behind or miss out academically.

Spelling:

This year, we will continue to use Spelling Shed to support spelling learning at Southfields. Each child will receive a log in for this online resource where they can practise the spellings online in game type formats. The children will still receive a purple book with a hard copy of their spellings in for them to handwrite them, use them in sentences or any other strategy from the spelling menu that they may find useful.  

Online Resources:

Your child will have access to the following sites: Bug Club (on Active Learn), Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars, Purple Mash, IXL and Espresso. We recommend that your child uses their membership given by the school to the best of their advantage by thoroughly exploring these websites at home. These are amazing and can really help to support and enhance home learning. The children will keep their logins and passwords for online resources throughout their time at Southfields so should have these already. However, if you need these again, please ask your child's class teacher who can help with these.

 

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