Birchwood Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7NE

01322 522 151

office@joydens-wood-junior.kent.sch.uk

Joydens Wood Junior School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

This year we will be incorporating many of our curriculum subjects into several exciting ‘experiences’ to enrich our learning (please see our curriculum overview below for details of these experiences!). We are very excited about the topics we will be exploring this year. We will be learning each maths objective in the order of the White Rose maths which aims to extend our understanding of new and existing concepts.

Year 6 is an important year with lots of amazing things going on. This also includes having a number of the year group tasking on jobs and responsibilities in the JWJS Job Centre (please visit the page to see more info).

Once they were appointed, our Head Boys, Head Girls, House Captains and Sports Captains were raring to go in our first week of term which made such an impact on the smooth running of everyday routines.  Even our assembly coordinators have taken over the role flawlessly and seamlessly – not an easy task!  Thank you also to all our Year 6s who have important roles this year.

 

Homework

We are excited about a new approach to homework, where many of the tasks are linked to our experience curriculum.

Homework must be completed and handed in on Wednesday and should be brought to school in the homework books all pupils have been given this year. 

 

Reading

The reading record/contact book has room for comment and interaction between your child, their teacher and parents.  We have included boxes for weekday evenings; if there are not enough spaces please use the margins to add extra reading completed at home. Each pupil has a reading wall, where we will set the different types of books they should try and read. Hopefully many pupils will enjoy the competitive element of reading as many of the recommended books as possible.  Reading Records should be taken home every evening and brought to school every day.  They will be monitored, and pupils may earn dojo points for reading at home.

 

PE

Our PE days this year will be on Tuesdays (outdoor) and Wednesdays (indoor) so please ensure you have correct, weather appropriate kit.

 

SATs, PGL & Secondary School Transfer

When we come to the end of the year, it is an exciting and scary time for our Year 6s. After the SATs are completed in May, the children will be able to go to PGL in Osmington Bay for a week away to develop their independence skills ready for their new schools in September.

We wish all of our Year 6s all of the best in their final year with us and cannot wait to see them all grow up to become remarkable individuals!

 

Mr Redford, Mrs Fiander, Mrs Lamb, Mrs Boyle & Mrs Pule

Click HERE to view the Year 6 Curriculum Overview for 2019-20