Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Year 6 – Birch & Sycamore

STAFF

Our Year 6 teachers are:

Birch Class –  Miss Hodkinson

Sycamore Class – Miss Walker

Our Teaching Assistant is: Mrs Palmer

TIMETABLE

Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. Children are able to access outside learning regularly so it is important that they always come to school with a hooded coat. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

PE – Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure PE kits are clearly named.

HOME LEARNING

Please click here for some suggestions for home learning.

Please click here for home learning resources.

HOMEWORK

In Year 6, children will be expected to record homework and other information in their planners. Planners will be checked and signed on a Monday. Parents are expected to sign planners each weekend to show they have seen any information.

Reading: Please encourage your child to read a variety of texts. It is important that children are reading regularly to develop fluency as children are expected to read increasingly longer texts with greater speed. We expect Year 6 children to be reading at home every day, sometimes independently and sometime with an adult. Vocabulary is important so exploring the meaning of unfamiliar words is beneficial.

Spelling: Spelling is a high priority for Year 6 and will taught and practiced in class on a regular basis. Children will also receive regular spelling homework linked to our learning in class.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

LEARNING OVERVIEW

For information on school milk please click here.

Children in KS2 should bring a healthy snack such as fruit or vegetables for morning playtime.

For information about our learning over the year please see our Year 6 Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year please click here.

For information on reading over the year please click here.

For information on maths over the year please click here.

Announcements

In line with the government directive, as of Monday 23rd March until further notice, Menston Primary School will be open as a childcare facility to our school’s key worker children and children that fall into the vulnerable category for those times when they cannot be safely cared for at home. Department for Education advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be. For any children registered for childcare, please report all absences to the school office before 9am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. You must not send any children in if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a new, persistent cough and/ or a high temperature. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Easter Holiday – The school will continue to run as a childcare facility for key workers’ children/ vulnerable children throughout the Easter holidays.
Apr 6 – Apr 17 all-day
Jul
20
Mon
2020
Teacher Training Day
Jul 20 all-day
Jul
21
Tue
2020
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 – Sep 2 all-day