Welcome back! We hope the children are now all fully recharged and ready to enter their final year of Ysgol y Waun! Year 6 is a very important as it prepares them for their next stage , moving up to high school. As always we will have high expectations of your child and although they will receive lots of support we do expect them to take ownership of their own learning both in school and at home. We expect all homework to be completed and children to read every night. We would appreciate it if you can support your child with their home learning every step of the way.
Homework – Every week the children will receive Maths and Literacy homework. This relates to the learning taken place during the week and it is really important that the children complete this so they are consolidating their learning.
Reading and Spellings - Please, try and read with your child for at least 30 minutes a night and encourage them to book blog once they have read. Even good readers still benefit from reading out loud to an adult. This really benefits their pace, comprehension and therefore understanding of the story. Could their Reading Record please be signed once a week and bought into school everyday (a further letter will be sent regarding reading)
Spellings are given once a week and also need to be practised on a daily basis so they can be remembered for longer than a day!
Children are encouraged to log into RMieasymaths regularly, they do have access to this at school but the more time reinforcing mathematical concepts the better.
Our P.E. sessions are on a Thursday and children are required to bring P.E. kit which consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit at all times.
Our new topic is the Victorians and we will be visiting Blists Hill to support the children’s learning, a date will follow shortly. Any additional research around this topic would be greatly received. They will have a topic based sheet to complete over this term where the children can interpret the activities in their own way and this can be completed when they feel inspired.
We are very aware that many 10 and 11 year olds now have access to online games and social media. Although this can sometimes be used to support your child’s learning it does need close parental monitoring. Furthermore we are aware that some children find it very difficult to concentrate in class due to tiredness from being on a digital device late at night. We would appreciate your support in monitoring this. If you need any further advice on this please log onto the NSPCC website.
Thank you for all your continued support, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come in and speak to one of us.
Mrs Rodgers, Mrs Lines and Mrs Roberts.