Year 6 is an exciting year for your children; it is the time where they can enjoy being at the very top of the school. In year 6 we strive to make your children independent, confident and responsible learners in preparation for transition to secondary school. We expect children in Year 6 to be responsible for their own learning, we expect them to follow our behaviour policy and we expect them to show respect to others, the school and most importantly, themselves. We are looking forward to the year ahead!
In our year group we have:
- K. Fretwell 6KF teacher Year group leader
- L. Thompson 6LT teacher
- A. Marshall 6AM teacher
- L. Salmon 6LS teacher
- J. Breading HLTA
- S. Herrington LSA
- S. Perkins LSA
- Durrant Learning Mentor
Homework will be sent out on Google Classroom on Monday (3:00 P.M) and needs to be completed by the following Monday (9:00 A.M). Some of this will be using SATs Companion, which is marked immediately by the system. If you find that your child is struggling, there are tuition videos to remind of processes and methods taught. If your child wants to repeat homework, they can use the practise area of their account to do so. Unfortunately, any homework submitted late will not be marked. The children will be set a Maths and English task each week based upon concepts taught in class. Occasionally, they will also be set a topic-related assignment on Google Classroom. If there are problems accessing online homework at home, children are given opportunities to complete it during their breaktimes at school.
Children will also be set weekly spellings on Google Classroom. They will be set 10 spellings pertinent to a spelling rule. They will be tested every Monday. Please encourage your child to practice their spellings daily.
Please note that the Google Classroom is provided for the childrens’ use and should not be used as a messaging service for parents to contact teachers. If you have a query, please either email or telephone the school office.
Reading records and AR
Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record it in their reading records. Every Monday, their reading records will be checked by their class teacher. Children who read more than 4 times a week will be put on the star. Children who do not read at least 4 times a week will be moved down to the cloud and miss 5 minutes of social time. As the children are at the top of the school, it is their responsibility to write in their reading records themselves. Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.
At this moment in time, the government still require year 6 children to prepare for the SATs exams in May. Please aid your child by making sure they complete all homework and have all the equipment they need for the school day. Another way you can help is by ensuring your child knows their times tables up to 12 x 12 fluently. All children have a log in to TT Rockstars and we encourage them to practise regularly at home as well as school.
Year 6 have PE every Thursday and Friday. The children must come to school on those days wearing their PE kit. They will keep their PE on for the day. Please send a spare pair of shoes to school with your child, in case the pair they are wearing get muddy. Children who do not wear their PE kits to school on the designated days will lose 10 minutes of their social time.
A few reminders
- all long hair is tied up coming to school
- your child brings a water bottle to school every day
- your child brings a healthy snack to have at break time (e.g. a piece of fruit). Please note that there is no Tuck shop.
- your child knows how they are getting home at the end of the school day
- your child brings a coat to school on cold/wet days
- to wear an extra layer when it is cold as classroom windows are required to be open for ventilation
- if your child wears earrings, they are studs
- girls’ skirts should be no shorter than knee length.
A final note
We will have contact with you throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns and wish to speak to us, please feel free to contact the school office who will direct your communication to us. We want the very best for your children and would love to work with you to ensure your children reach their full potential in year 6. Please support us in encouraging children to follow social distancing guidelines as well as adhering to our behaviour policy.
These are very strange times and by now, we would normally have met you in person, but do not be afraid to contact us through the school office and we will be happy to phone you back!