Welcome to year 6!
We are excited for what we are sure will be an amazing year.
For September 2020, we have two classes in year 6, Chestnut and Oak. You can meet your teachers for year 6 to the right.
To keep up to date with what’s been happening in school, you can visit our Twitter account tags #OakUHPS #ChestnutUHPS #Year6UHPS
For our remote learning provision we use Seesaw. Your child will be given their own login details for this. You can also link to this as a parent or carer to view and comment on work. Each day, we send a morning announcement at 8:30am with information about the day’s tasks. At 8:45am all tasks are set and children can begin their work. We encourage children in Year 6 to work to their own timetable to complete maths, English and topic (art, history, geography, music, DT) each day. Seesaw provides teachers with the opportunity to feedback to the child about their work either through a typed or voice comment. Children can then edit their work just like they would do in the classroom!
Top tips for year 6
Reading: Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and take the opportunity to discuss their reading with them. The school library is available to them along with the extensive range of texts inside the year 6 class rooms.
Home learning: Home learning is due each Tuesday and is a weekly task linked to/supporting learning taking place in the classroom. Home learning will be set on Seesaw each Friday – all children have received their new class log in details. Children should practise their times tables daily on Times Tables Rock Stars, and their year 5/6 spelling (please see ‘useful information’).
PE: Please send your child into school on their PE day in their PE kit – they will not get changed in school. In cold weather, tracksuit bottoms and a jumper/hoodie are a good idea whereas the dark shorts and a plain white t-shirt will be sufficient in the summer and for indoor activities.
- Oak’s PE day is Monday.
- Chestnut’s PE day is Tuesday.
Essential items: Children should remember to bring in their reading book, pencil case and a healthy snack/water bottle. School uniform guidelines should also be followed. Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled.