St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School
St Augustine of Canterbury C of E School

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Goodness Class

Welcome to Goodness Class.  My name is Mrs Minhas and I am the Year 6 teacher; our teaching assistants are Mrs Freeman and Mrs Dudley.

Year 6 is an extremely important year for the children, as it is their final year at St Augustine before making the leap to secondary school.  A key focus throughout Year 6 will be to ensure that the children take a mature and responsible approach to their education; becoming confident, organised and independent learners.  It is also the year where all pupils will strive to consolidate, bring together and apply the knowledge that they have gained throughout the past six years in preparation for the SATs; marking the end of KS2.  The skills and knowledge that they will build on this year will help to ignite their motivation to strive to reach their best, while inspiring them to grow and adapt to face the new challenges that secondary school will present.

Reading

All pupils are expected to read regularly at home with an adult in order to develop their comprehension/inferential skills as well as the speed, fluency and accuracy of what they read.  In school, we focus a great deal on analysing the content of what is being read; asking a variety of questions about the content in order to ensure that they gain a deeper understanding.  Asking these questions at home will improve their reading skills so it is imperative that you read with your child every day for at least 20 minutes.

We would ask parents/guardians to initial and date any comments that they make in their reading records on a daily basis, as well as indicating when their child has finished the book; these records will be checked regularly.

Homework

All pupils will be set homework every Friday; this is to be handed in by the following Monday.  Please note, sometimes they may get homework on days other than a Friday.  In addition, they will also receive spelling homework and they will be tested every week on these spellings. 

Please remember - the aim of the Spelling homework is that all children apply this knowledge in their written work, not only in Literacy, but across the curriculum.  So please practise the given spellings in a context so that children understand their meanings and how to use them correctly. 

Physical Education

PE will take place every Thursday.  All children must bring in suitable clothing and appropriate footwear for indoor and outdoor PE. 

Spring Term

Our book for this term is ‘Skellig’ by David Almond; the theme of nurturing and care appears in various places in this novel.

Parent Teacher Meeting:  The meeting for Year 6 parents/guardians/carers will be held on Monday 21st January at 15:30.

During this meeting, you will be provided with information regarding how well Year 6 pupils are doing; what extra booster sessions and intervention classes are taking place this term to boost our children’s knowledge and confidence. 

As you know, we have an ‘Assessment week’ at the end of every half term for Year 6 pupils only so that any gaps in their skills and knowledge can be identified, taught and consolidated.  In addition, you will also be provided with a document that will be stating where you child has done well in Reading and Mathematics in these recent tests and what the area for improvements are for them.

For this reason, I urge you to make every effort to attend this meeting. 

I look forward to seeing you then.

 

 

  1. Year 6 Autumn term Planning overview
  2. Year 6 Spring term Planning overview
  3. Year 6 Summer term Planning overview