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Jet, Amber & Serpentine

Year 6

There are 3 classes in Year 6: Jet, Amber and Serpentine.

Year six pupils are expected to represent the school ethos and support younger pupils by showing a good example in their learning and play.  Becoming a Y6 pupil at our school also means becoming a prefect. Prefects work hard to demonstrate excellent behaviour to the rest of the pupils in school. As a result of being a prefect children are given extra rewards such as an early playtime, being the first into lunch and being asked to help with important jobs by our office staff. Children can lose their prefect status if they aren’t following the school’s expectations for behaviour and learning. If at the end of the year they still have their prefect jumper the children are rewarded with a trip to Alton Towers.

We love going on visits!

“Kingswood was a week to remember! I loved it so much I’m going again for the third time!” – Sami, age 11

We're full of ideas!

“My favourite lesson is writing, because I get to share my ideas” – Harley, age 11

We've learnt some valuable life-skills

“I like to explore in science and conduct my own experiments ” – Haadiyah, age 10

Useful Dates

SATs tests: 9 – 12 May 2022

 

Sports Week: 13 – 17 June 2022

Sports Day: 15 June 2022

 

Presentation Afternoon: 6 July 2022

Physical Education

Here at Tinsley Meadows we aim to promote a healthy lifestyle and a love of excersise.  We expect all children to change into an appropriate PE kit when they do PE.

All children must bring full PE Kit into school, which should be in a named bag and must be kept in school every day:
• a white PE t-shirt
• black shorts or leggings
• a tracksuit for outdoor PE in cold weather
• a pair of trainers (Children are NOT allowed to wear trainers during the school day except in PE lessons.  They must change into trainers for PE.)

Preparation for SATs

Y6 is a very important year for the children so in order to support them there are a number of booster sessions running each week (unless told otherwise classes run 3.30 – 4.30pm).

  • Monday – reading booster (all of Y6).
  • Tuesday – small group reading booster.
  • Wednesday – maths booster (all of Y6).
  • Friday – small group maths booster.

To support the children with their upcoming SATs we operate an Easter school running for3 days during the Easter holidays. Here the pupils can take part in a variety of activities which will support their preparation for SATs. Every Y6 pupil is encouraged to attend for the whole 3 days so they can then get the most out of the experience.

Useful Dates

SATS testing this year takes place between Monday 9 May and Thursday 12 May.

 

Parents are advised to ensure their child attends school on all of these days.

 

How can you help your child in Year 6?

Reading

The more children read the more fluent they become. Therefore we encourage children to read at home as much as possible. They can change their reading books each morning as they come into class and show their teacher their reading record from home. Each time a child reads at home they are given a sticker at school to collect which the children gain prizes for.

Timestables

Children in year 5 & 6 should focus on learning their timestables so that they can recall number factors and facts at speed.  Regular practise at home using TT Rockstars is recommened.

Maths

Help your child by practising their timestables  When you are in the supermarket, focus on real practical use of timestables (e.g. if I want two of these, how uch would that coast?  Get children involved in cooking, helping to weigh out ingredients.

 

Parents in Class

Our regular parents events are planned to invlove parents in their children’s learning.  Parents events are currently suspended in line with the latest COVID risk assessment.

Homework info Y6

is given out on Thursdays and
collected on Tuesdays.

Age Group: 10 – 11 years.

School Day: 8.25 – 3.20.

Jet

Geography Field Trip to the source of a river.

Jet

Geography field trip.

Jet

Ancient Greek artefact treasure hunt

Jet

Ancient Greek artefact treasure hunt

Jet

Ancient Greek artefact treasure hunt

Jet

Ancient Greek workshop

Jet

Ancient Greek workshop

Jet

Building bridges for D&T week

Jet

Building bridges for D&T week

Serpentine

Geography field trip.

Serpentine

Wellies on for our Geography field trip!

Serpentine

Serpentine

Serpentine

Ancient Greek workshop

Serpentine

Ancient Greek workshop

Serpentine

Building bridges for D&T week

Serpentine

Building bridges for D&T week

Amber

It doesn’t look like a river yet!  Must be near the source on our Geography field trip.

Amber

” It’s such fun to be out in the courntryside”

Amber

Art

Amber

Art

Amber

A home-made nativity scene!

Amber

Building bridges for D&T week

Amber

Building bridges for D&T week

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