Welcome to Primary Six
We hope you have had a lovely summer. It is lovely to have the children back to school and ready to start Primary 6. We will be starting homework from Monday 31st August.
If you would like you can download a PDF copy of the homework letter – Primary 6 Homework Letter
Please visit the class blogs at:
P6AG – https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/re/primary6bps/category/primary-6a-g/
P6M – https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/re/primary6bps/category/primary-6m/
This year the children will have a variety of homework tasks. The homework will be posted on the blog every week so you can check what is expected of your child. We are not using a Homework Diary this year but on a Monday the tasks are introduced and explained. As much as possible we would like the spelling homework to be uploaded to Teams or emailed to the class teacher. Please do not allow your child to become upset/distressed about homework. If we can provide you with any advice or help to support your child with their work, please do not hesitate to get in touch. All homework will be issued on a Monday and is due on a Friday, unless otherwise stated.
Spelling – All pupils will have a weekly spelling rule to focus on. Each child will be given 8 words which follow the spelling rule and 4 commons words each week. You will find these in the files section on the blog for each term and we will also post an assignment each week with the spelling rule. Your child should use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method and write six sentences using their spelling rule. To help them focus on the spelling, they should underline the spelling and common words they have used. Finally, to encourage self-assessment they should check their work for any quick fixes .e.g. missing capital letters or punctuation. We are continuing using the Wraparound Spelling method where your child should record any shoot words they can think of.
Maths – Homework will be issued as above. Maths homework will be added to our Teams assignment area in a Chilli Challenge style, this should be completed online and handed in when completed. We may also upload specific worksheets to support what we are learning in class. Children, on occasions may be set SumDog challenges.
Reading – Children are encouraged to read for a minimum of 10 minutes a night across a variety of genre. When reading with your child please use the 3 P’s – Pause, Prompt and Praise if they are unable to read a word. Another strategy you could use is the Three Sharings: 1. What are your likes/dislikes about the book? 2. What are your puzzles/questions about the book? 3. Can you find any connections in the book? Does it remind you of anything in your lfe or a book or film/TV you have seen?
Other curricular areas – As the topics develop, homework may be issued to accompany learning from class.
As many of the homework activities will require access to the internet, we would be grateful if you could let us know if there will be any problems with your child using a computer. It will be possible for paper-based exercises to be given. However, to reduce items being brought back and forwards from school, we will try to use Teams.
Throughout the year, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Miss Altman, Miss Gemmell and Mr Morrison