Welcome to our Class page! Please check in regularly as we will add information relevant to Year 6 together with photos of our progress and work throughout the term. If you have any questions or queries please arrange a suitable time via the School Office to meet with Mrs Scipior. My team and I are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with our new cohort!
"Mathsisfun.com" is a great website for revision. Please find below links to various maths skill pages which are very useful for your revision:
https://www.mathsisfun.com/ - homepage where you can search for any revision help on any mathematical operation.
For percentages: http://www.mathsisfun.com/percentage-menu.html
Welcome back to the Summer Term!
I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful Easter break. We are now into our final term of the School year which, I'm sure you'll agree, has so far flown by. This Summer term is set to be an extremely busy one with SATs, Bikeability, Summer Fair, Sports Day, District Sports and much more.
As a reminder SATs start on Monday, 8th May and finish on Thursday, 11th May.
Two important dates for your diary: Please ensure the children keep the afternoon of Wednesday, 19th July free for their Leavers' party and that you keep the morning of Friday, 21st July free for our Leavers' Assembly. Invitations and further details will follow in due course.
Meanwhile the usual 'house-keeping' issues remain in place ie neat summer uniform of yellow polo shirts and shorts or white shirt & tie and black school shoes should be worn at all times, PE kits should be in school from Monday for the whole week, children should continue to read every evening and homework, which might be daily questions, is expected to be completed and handed in on time.
As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
With kind regards
First of all, I would like to wish you all a happy new year and I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break! My team and I also thank you so much for the generous presents, cards and well wishes; it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated.
Looking ahead, our topic this term is ‘Our World’. It will concentrate on map work, physical features, landmarks, cultures and climates. This is in line with the New Geography National Curriculum.
Please can we remind parents that children, during the cold weather should come in to School with jumpers or cardigans and a coat! If it is too cold and they do not have jumpers and coats children will not be allowed outside – this is for their own welfare. They must also wear a school tie as per school expectations. PE kits, which should include black shorts for indoors and tracksuit trousers (if you would like) for outdoor lessons, must be brought in to School every Monday and taken home on Fridays to be washed. Children without a PE kit will be set work during this time and receive a reminder in their reading record books. Earrings must be removed before PE. We have also asked the children to bring in an Art shirt – this only needs to be an old, oversized shirt or T-shirt to protect their uniform when we are doing DT or Art.
Finally, now that we have sorted the ‘housework’, I can say that we are looking forward to a fantastic trip to Swanage at the end of March and look forward to seeing you at the Information meeting on 19th January at 6pm.
Thank you all for your continued support and as always please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning.
Keep practising these words. These are the ones you are expected to know by the end of Year 6.
Can you make a silly sentence to help you remember the letter order of a spelling?
Big Elephants Can Always Understanding Small Elephants
Look at the spelling carefully, cover it up and write it. Then check - were you right?
Repeat this a few times.
Temperature - I will have a temper- at -ure if you don't remember how to spell temperature.
Business - Bus - i - ness
There are some rules which can be learnt to help you know how to add suffixes as well as the order of letters.
e.g. i before e, except after c when making an 'ee' sound
e.g. when a word has a consonant before the y to make it a plural you remove the y and add -ies.
Remember though - there are always awkward ones that don't follow the rule! Sorry - you just have to learn these!
As you know, the children have now received their new revision guides. So, from now on, their homework will be set from the books (and occasionally from other sources). They can use the revision ‘Guide’ as a point of reference and then complete the relevant page from the ‘Workbook’ – the pages do correlate. On these occasions I will ask the children to notate the pages with “homework and the date of issue”. Please note these books do have answer pages at the back which can be taken out and used by you or your children to check the work.
Just to clarify, in the new year, homework will continue to be issued on Thursdays - due in the following Tuesday (unless otherwise notified). Mathletics tasks will continue to be set online for completion by Tuesday. Please let us know if there are any problems with access to this very useful online tool. Spelling sheets, with grammar tasks, are issued with the rest of the homework on Thursdays and due in eight days later in readiness for their spelling tests. Home reading should continue for about 15 minutes on five out of seven nights in the week.
Over the Christmas break we would like everyone to revise their “200” spellings sheet (the spellings which have been learnt on a weekly basis throughout this term). There will be a test in early January. A further copy of the spellings has been given out to everyone.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for your continued support.
Maths We are currently working on Long Division and have attached a link which shows the written formal method of calculation which the children are expected to use. We hope you find this useful. http://www.mathsisfun.com/long_division.html
The purpose of this newsletter is to give you information about this Term:
Our topic will revolve around ‘World War II and the impact on Byfleet’. We hope that you will enjoy hearing about what the children are learning and assist them with any extra research. As part of this topic, Year 5 and 6 will be exploring our local area and when visits/trips are finalised, we will inform you of the details. If you have any artefacts/books which you are happy for your child to bring in and put on display in the class, we would be grateful for the contribution towards your child’s learning. (Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly on any items.)
Homework in the Upper Juniors will include the following: reading, times tables, spellings, maths and Grammar or Topic based homework. It will be given out on Thursdays and should be handed in on the following Tuesday at the latest. I am sure you will agree that we want your children to make good progress in all areas of their school life and so to assist with this, please ensure your child completes and hands in their homework on time.
Here at Byfleet Primary School, we expect your child to read at home on a regular basis. We would like to see evidence of this in their reading records five times per week. This supports the expectations of the New Primary English Reading Curriculum. In Year 6, I also ask the children to widen their reading genre by asking them to choose from a small collection of books from our literary heritage. These texts are challenging but also a new requirement of the English expectations. When they finish reading each text they should also complete a short ‘Book Review’ which your child should take home with each book.
In addition to this, our children should practise their times tables and spellings regularly too.
P.E. will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and Outdoor Sports will be on Friday afternoons. Your child should bring their named kit in on a Monday and take it home to be cleaned on a Friday. They should have it in school all week to avoid missing a session due to ‘a forgotten kit’!
A ‘Meet the Teacher’ session has been arranged for the 22nd September at 6 p.m, and I am looking forward to meeting you all, explaining all expectations about the coming year and answering any questions you might have.
If, in the meantime, you have any queries or concerns or would like to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the office in order to arrange a time suitable to meet.
I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year for all the children in the class.
Mrs KD Scipior
Mrs K Scipior