Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.
In Year 6, each week, children are expected to complete:
Reading for 30 minutes a day for 4 days (this could include a story before bedtime)
Spellings practice for 10 minutes a day for 4 days
Times Tables practice (TT Rockstars) for 10 minutes a day for 4 days
One English or Maths Core Skills task for 30 minutes once a week
If children cannot complete their homework at home, they should attend 'Homework Club' which is on a Wednesday lunchtime.
At Netley Abbey Junior School, we use the ‘VIPERS’ to help us answer questions about the books that we read. Your child should know all about these in Year 6, but here is a link with questions that you might like to use at home when reading with your child.
Reading VIPERS for parent
Recommended Reading Lists
Please see the link below for recommended reads for Year 6 - these have been carefully chosen to represent a wide range of age-appropriate themes:
Recommended Reading List for Year 6
Year 6 are preparing for their visit to Runway's End in the first week of the new term. All of the information, including a recommended kit list, can be found on the link below.
Runway's End Parent Information
Autumn term 1
Year 6 have had a fantastic first few weeks back at school, and are making excellent role-models! In the first week of term, many of the children enjoyed a trip to Runway's End, where they took part in a range of challenging and team-building activities; the leaders all commented on how polite and enthusiastic the children were. On our return to school, Year 6 have spent time studying the music video to 'Titanium'. We have been learning how to make predictions and inferences using evidence from the video to support our ideas, and children are now enjoying writing a report from the viewpoint of a police officer. In maths, Year 6 have been exploring place value up to 10,000,000 and have shown their understanding using a range of different representations. In addition to this, we had an exciting visit from the Young Shakespeare Company who performed Romeo and Juliet for us. We loved watching the performance and used this as an exciting stimulus for our reading and writing work!