Year 6 - Otters
Welcome to Year 6 Otters
We are a friendly and happy class taught by Mrs Budsworth, with the help of our teaching assistant, Miss Benson.
We are really proud of our classroom, which we like to keep tidy and well organised, and of our work, which you can see displayed on the walls, as well as in our books.
We are working hard towards our end of KS2 SAT tests in May 2017 but we like to have lots of fun in school. Have a look at our photos to see some of the things we like to do.
In Otters class, we always try our best and work hard at all times. We have a friendly rivalry with the other Year 6 class, Rabbits!
If you need any more information, help with homework support or just a chat about Year 6, please pop into school at any time.
We have maths, English and reading lessons every morning and work on geography, history, science, DT, art and music in the afternoons. These subjects are taught through topics, listed below:
Autumn 1 - A Kingdom United
Autumn 2 - Super Sleuth
Spring 1 - Food, Glorious Food
Spring 2 - Science is Super!
Summer 1 - Amazon Adventure
Summer 2 - Faster, Higher, Stronger
French, ICT and PSHE are taught weekly.
There are several days throughout the year when RE is taught.
PE is taught for an hour every Monday and there are sometimes extra sessions when these can be fitted in. Mr Myring teaches PE and a range of sports are covered. Children need to have the correct PE kit – black shorts, a white t-shirt and trainers – and it is best to leave this in school. Any child who does not have their PE kit in school will still have to take part in the lesson, wearing a kit provided by school.
Otters will be set regular home learning challenges. These will involve a range of tasks, such as research, drawing, making, etc and will usually be linked to our current topic.
Children in Year 6 are expected to continue to read every day at home. They can earn smileys for home reading and are awarded certificates. It is really important that the child reads out loud to practise fluency and expression as this will help with understanding. Adults should ask questions about what has been read and then remember to sign the reading record.
Children are expected to change their own reading book when they have finished it. They must be able to retell and summarise what they have read before moving onto the next one.
It is also vital that Y6 children can spell all the key words for Year 3-6. These can be found in the middle pages of the reading record.
In maths, children must know their times tables up to x 12. They should be able to do these in order, out of order and know the division facts that link to the multiplication. It is also helpful for them to know how to tell the time on 12 hour (analogue) and 24 hour (digital) clocks.
SATs (Standard Assessment Tests)
All Year 6 children have to sit national tests in May. These consist of:
a reading comprehension test
a grammar and punctuation test
a spelling test
three maths tests – arithmetic and two reasoning papers
Writing is teacher assessed throughout the year.
In Otters class, we are preparing for these tests all year to give everyone the best possible chance to achieve their best.
It is vital that children get to school on time and attend regularly to ensure that they make the most of all learning opportunities.