Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to class 6! Our teacher is Mrs Phillips who has been teaching at Broom Barns since 1999 and loves making our lessons as motivating as possible. Her favourite things are chocolate and fresh cream. She doesn’t like queues or tea very much, and is scared of butterflies!
Working alongside Mrs Phillips is Mrs Webb. She enjoys working in Year 6 and building a good rapport with the children, helping them to feel secure, happy whilst encouraging learning, communication and social development.
We have an exciting year planned for Year 6 children. Our topics this year are; The Victorians, The Maya Medieval Monarchs, Natural Disasters, Settlements and Migration.
Year 6 have P.E. every Monday and Tuesday. Children will need suitable P.E. kit for both indoors and outside. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.
Every morning starts with EMW (early morning work). EMW is incredibly important because it helps you to revise key concepts from your learning and gives you the chance to practise your arithmetic, reading and writing skills every day. This is why arriving to school on time is so important. It equals 225 minutes a week of revision and feedback time which we have found to really help children make accelerated progress.
In Year 6 we plan trips in response to our class topics and the children’s interests. Past trips have included The National Space Centre, Houses of Parliament, Airbus, Natural History Museum, Bank of England, Crucial Crew, Duxford, going to the local cinema and theatre to watch the pantomime. On alternate years the Year 5 and Year 6 children have the opportunity to go to the Isle of Wight for 4 nights, 5 days. the next visit to the Isle of Wight is 17th to 20th July 2023.
We also have many visitors to the class including K’nex Challenge, Maths Challenge, Childline and the emergency services.
General Information and Expectations
8.50 is the time your child should be in school every day. Early morning work is very important and planned, often individually; please ensure your child is on time.
It is hugely important that the children read aloud regularly at home. Children should be reading for approximately 10 minutes each evening. If they have completed their school reading book, please feel free to read other books with your child. It is important that they have the chance to read books that they are interested in e.g non-fiction, poetry and magazines as well. Children are encouraged to be independent in Year 6 and may change their own reading books as soon as they have finished them. We would be grateful if you could either comment or sign the reading record to let us know you have read with your child.
Year 6 Home Learning:
Read at least 5 times every week or 5-10 minutes a day. Remember to ask an adult to sign your reading record! The children should read as much as possible to further develop their English skills; as little as 15 minutes a day can make a big difference.
Complete your spelling homework which is set for you on Spelling Shed every Friday You will be tested the following Friday and then set new spellings.
Learn your times tables 5 times per week using Times Tables Rock Stars. The children will also receive a maths sheet each week and a grammar exercise or handwriting practice.
Uniform should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please check the labels regularly as they can fade in the wash.
Book bags should be clearly labelled and in school every day along with your child’s reading record and reading book. Backpacks are not needed and we do not have the space for them.
For further information on the uniform please visit our School Uniform Page
We are very keen to maintain open communication with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us after school or make an appointment in advance.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Volunteering in School – please contact the school office for more details
- Accompanying school trips
- Class assemblies
- Sports day and sports competitions
- Whole school events such as our Decoration Day and our annual coffee morning
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a successful year!
Time Table Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com
Sam Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/
BBC Bite Size: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Language Angels https://www.languageangels.com/schools/