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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy Trust

Homework

Homework in Year 6 is a very important means of consolidating learning and preparing pupils for their end of year tests. 

 

Homework is set twice weekly:

 

On Tuesday (due in Friday)

On Friday (due in Tuesday)

 

This homework generally includes a maths and English task as well as spellings and times tables using the websites Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Frame. We encourage the children to show independence and responsibility for their own homework; however, if they are finding homework difficult, they can always bring it to me during a lunchtime before the homework is due.

  

Spelling Frame and TTRS

 

Your child has access to two very useful online tools to support their learning: Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Frame.

 

20 minutes of Times Tables Rock Stars homework is set every Friday (due in the following Friday).

 

In addition, the children will be given a spelling rule to learn each week. These spellings will be tested every Friday. Their test results and TTRS speed will be shared with you at parents’ evenings.

 

If your child scores lower than 70% in a spelling test, they will be asked to relearn the rule and will be tested again on Monday. 

 

Reading (15+ minutes daily)

 

Children who read challenging books daily tend to achieve more highly than their peers who do not. 

 

We strongly recommend all children read daily at home on top of the reading they do in school. Having a designated time for reading can help make reading a normal part of everyday life. 

 

A Year 6 recommended reading list is available here:

 

https://www.freemantleacademy.com/reading-recommendations/

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