Welcome to Year 6
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 6. Your Year 6 team consists of Miss Blair, Mrs Manning Press, Mrs Cunningham, Miss Böhme and Mrs Marriott. We hope to make your child’s last year at Davington as special as possible.
Please see attached Curriculum Map which details the wide and varied topics we will be studying over the next two terms.
During the term, the children will be learning skills through a range of sports including tag rugby, netball and basketball, whilst indoor PE will be reinforcing our team building skills through a range of invasion games and bat and ball games. We are particularly excited to use our new table tennis equipment as part of our lessons this term.
Your child will have an outdoor Games lesson and a PE/Hall session each week this term. PE will be on Monday and Friday afternoons for 6M and on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for 6B. PE kit should stay in school all term as there are occasions when our PE time has to be moved to a different day.
Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed in this session. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.
During the course of each week the children will be expected to complete their homework. The best work usually comes from children who complete the work as soon as possible after it has been set. Please encourage your child to look at it the day they receive it, so if they are unsure they can ask for help the following day.
Daily reading (10 minutes, at least three days a week.)
To support your child in reading you can listen to them read or ask them questions about their book to help them with their understanding of what they have read. This could also include a particular focus on vocabulary and checking their understanding of these words.
Learn weekly spellings
Your child will have spellings each week that they will practice daily at school. However, further parental support with spelling words out loud or written on paper will be beneficial to your child.
The worksheet will be either on grammar, spelling or comprehension. Please spend up to 20 minutes on the task. If your child is unable to complete it within 20 minutes, please sign to say they spent the time on it.
The worksheet will be further reinforcement of mathematics topics covered during the week. Please spend up to 20 minutes on the task. If your child is unable to complete within the time, please sign that they have attempted their work, but were unable to complete it.