New Longton All Saints’ C of E Primary School
Hugh Barn Lane, New Longton, Preston,
Lancashire PR4 4XA
Telephone 01772 613470
Fax 01772 617479
Thursdays – both indoor and outdoor named P.E kits are required to be in school at all times.
Indoor Kit comprises: named white t-shirt, blue/ navy shorts/ pumps
Outdoor Kit comprises: named Tracksuit top & Bottoms/ white t-shirt/ trainers (spare socks)
Children must bring their Homework Diary to school every day. In Year 6 children are expected to keep their diaries up to date. Children should be reading regularly and should record any reading completed outside school into their diaries. Please use the diary as a communication tool and write comments about your children’s reading and homework.
Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested in school on the Friday of that week. Children will be given a list of words, taken from the National Curriculum, and they are expected to learn them both in school and at home. It is important that children know the meanings of words as well as the spelling.
Spellings – Children should look out for and remember other words from the spelling pattern being learned and pay particular attention to any irregular words and exceptions. Reading age appropriate books is one way of helping with this. Children in Year 6 should be using a wider range of strategies for spelling in addition to using a dictionary as a matter of course. When learning new spellings, it is advisable to try the word first then learn any parts which proved tricky, finding a memorable way to retain this in the mind.
In Year 6, children are routinely expected to use precise nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in all their work.The new curriculum demands a much higher level of vocabulary than in the past. Any opportunity at home to use and explore new words in context would help enormously. To achieve the expected level, children need to be able to spell all the Year 3 and 4 words as well as most of the Year 5 and 6 words (see Spelling 2014 document attached).
Arithmetic – your child should automatically know all the tables to 12 x 12 as well as be able to apply the knowledge of these in other contexts. For example: counting in steps of 0.8, 0.08, 0.008 etc; algebra (i.e. 3n = 21 what is the value of n?), area and perimeter of regular shapes (i.e. what is the area/perimeter of a square with side length 7cm?); multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 (i.e. 80 x 3000).
We regularly practise arithmetic skills in school as the children will take an arithmetic SAT paper. They will also bring home a weekly arithmetic skills sheet. This will be given to the children on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.
In Year 6, children are given weekly English and maths tasks linked to their current learning. English tasks will be set on www.spag.com and children have their own individual log in details. They will also be given a weekly spelling list and are expected to read regularly. In maths children are set a weekly task which can be found on www.mymaths.co.uk and some weeks they will also bring home an arithmetic sheet. If your child cannot access the online tasks at home an opportunity in school will be provided.
Monday the 17th September Year 6 will be undertaking Bikeability training.
Role play in our storytelling unit
Christmas Bowling Trip
Problem Solving in Maths