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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Barrow-in-Furness

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manager@holyfamily.cumbria.sch.uk

01229 828018

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Welcome to Year 6! 

Our class teachers are:

Mrs Benn (Tuesday-Friday)

Miss Clarke (Monday am) & Mr Bowker (Monday pm)

Curriculum

Please see our Curriculum Map for Autumn Term 2021/2022, which outlines the exciting things that we will cover in Year 6. The curriculum has been updated for the new academic year and has many exciting cross-curricular links!

Homework

  • For Autumn term, homework will be TT Rockstars every night (unless you prefer your child to complete paper-based tasks), Spellings set on EDSHED and Reading - the Year 6 standard for this is 30 minutes a night.  

Spelling 

  • Spellings will be set on a Friday and assessed on the following Friday. 
  • Children will practise their spellings in class throughout the week but MUST also practise at home!

Here is the Year 5/6 Spelling list from the National Curriculum:

Reading

  • Reading continues to be important in Year 6 and hopefully by this stage children should be engaged with and excited by a range of books. Children get to choose a book that they can read both at school and at home.
  • Ideally, children in Year 6 should be aiming to read for 30 minutes each day.

Times Tables 

  • In Year 6, children are expected to know ALL their times tables and need to ensure that they are practised every day. 
  • All children have a TT Rockstars account which they should used as a part of their homework. 
  • If your child has forgotten their login details, please get in touch and I can get it sorted for them.

 Outdoor Day

  • Year 6 will have their outdoor day on a WEDNESDAY. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear to be working and learning within the outside environment. 

PE

  • The children will have two hours of PE a week on MONDAY and FRIDAY.
  • All students should have full PE kit with both indoor and outdoor footwear in case they go outside.
  • Earrings are strictly forbidden to be worn in PE and should be removed before school unless the child is competent taking them out and putting them in themselves.
  • This term swimming will be in a slightly different format to previous years and we will be in contact regarding plans in due course. 

If you have any worries, questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to come in and speak to me. 

 'A little magic can take you a long way!' - Roald Dahl.