Brambles class

Year 6

Miss Morland, Mrs Malmberg, 

Mrs Coleman

Veni, Vidi, Vici moving into

'Believe in Yourself!'

Well done for a fabulous start to Year 6! We know that you will be wonderful prefects - afterall, you wrote the best applications we've seen in school for years!

Our trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace on Monday requires the following:

  • Packed lunch and water
  • School uniform, trainers, raincoat
  • No more than £3 souvenir money
  • BE IN SCHOOL FOR 8:15am at the latest!

Year 6 is of course a step up from Year 5 - please see the link to our end of year expectations:

Parent Leaflet - Year 4.pdf  (this is right but says Y4 at mo!!!)

SATs week starts May 14th.

Year 6 home-learning expectations are similar to those from last year, with the right hand column of this page always showing the latest updates.

Home-learning expectations:

Reading - All year 6 children are expected to read their own choice of book independently (and regularly to an adult) a minimum of three times each week.  Most children choose to read daily! Copies of 'First News' are available in school to borrow and via First News iHub.  We also encourage membership of the local libraries and use of the school library.

They should record the pages read in the homework diary and get an adult to sign/vouch for each week.  

Guided reading, 'Topic', English, Maths - see section on right for weekly expectations. 

Presentation skills - are very important and all home-learning writing should try to be neat and presented well enough to go straight into their curriculum book. Please try to keep the size of projects/research to A3/A4 so they can fit into the child’s book.   Typing instead of writing is fine but please make sure the child does not cut and paste huge chunks of text from the internet – we’d rather see less and make it the child’s own work.  The children will be encouraged to develop their skills in Word and Publisher this year

Organisation - All year 6 children are expected to have their green 'Reading, Spelling and Homework Diary' in class daily.  We recommend they use a document folder to help with organisation as well as a strong pencil case to keep their personal stationary and school issued pens in. Pencil cases can stay in school, or can be brought home-school daily.

PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons but IN TERM 1 ONLY - it will be Thursday at the recreation ground doing Football and Tri Golf and Friday doing Netball with Mrs Hayward at school.  

Children should expect timetable changes, extra practise sessions and clubs – so HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY.  Each Monday make sure your have the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead.

This term's curriculum letter:

This week's home-learning: Updated 18/09/2017  

This week sees the end of the Roman unit - and our villa building in DT - oh we have found construction in card a challenge!

Please design a mosaic for a Roman Villa to go on one of the floors or walls of your construction.

Write a summary of how mosaic was used in Roman villas


Reading -   guided reading novels to be assigned this week.  For now, please familiarise yourself with the new homework diaries as you record your reading of fiction and non fiction books over the coming week.  

Please read this week's articles and complete the activities for First News


Spelling - to follow

Maths -  to follow.  For now please clear any backlog on Active Learn.

Also continue to practise using Mathletics and work on your Maths Passport targets.