Welcome to Year 6
Thank you Year 6 for your contributions to Luton Foodbank!
Year 6 is an important year for our students and they are working extremely hard in class to achieve their potential. To support your child at home, please listen to them read as often as possible. The minimum expectation for a Year 6 child is to read 3 times per week. An adult’s input and questioning can really help your child to understand new vocabulary and comprehend the text in greater detail.
Year 6 also participate in the Accelerated Reader Competition. Each class is working as a team to read and embrace the Accelerated Reader scheme. An incentive is that the class with the highest word count at the end of the term will be able to nominate a Year 6 teacher for a forfeit. Last year saw Mr Tucker complete the ice bucket challenge. Mr Sohal had to dress up a as a woman and sing a nursery rhyme. Mr Thorpe had to eat as many dry crackers as he could in an allotted amount of time and Miss Giles was the recipient of a custard pie in the face! Please encourage your children to read. Keep an eye out for a regular update of results!
In addition to reading at home, your child should be coming home with a ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ spelling sheet every Monday. There will be a spelling test towards the end of each week.
Learning Logs will be sent out every other week as either two activities or one double-page spread. Your child can also supplement their learning by logging onto the Mymaths website.
With SATs tests on the horizon, many parents are asking how to support their child further. We kindly request that you DO NOT use the 2017 and 2018 SATs papers as these are the basis of our mock SATs and may skew results. We also use the CGP 10 Minute SAT buster book 1 for Numeracy. There are many useful revision guides available at local bookshops and on the internet including CGP, Rising Stars and Scholastic. There are also some useful resources which can be found at the bottom of the Year 6 page.
Finally, we’d like to give a quick reminder about school uniform. Winter uniform should be worn by the children, which includes: grey trousers or skirt; a white shirt and tie; a red jumper or cardigan; and black, sensible, school shoes (not boots). Leggings are not permitted.
In addition to this, children will need: a plain white t-shirt; black shorts; and plimsolls for indoor P.E. sessions as well as a black tracksuit and trainers for outdoor P.E. sessions.
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