Welcome to YEAR 6

In Y6, we pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of the curriculum. Our Y6 curriculum is designed to serve the needs of all pupils, using a variety of approaches and stimuli, including visits, visitors, theme days and engaging activities. We are committed to making learning enjoyable in a safe environment protected from harm.

Our teachers are:

Mrs J Squires, Mrs S Gibson, Miss Ambrosini and Mrs Hogg.

Children will also work with:

Mrs M Hinchley, Mrs S Collier, Mr M Good and Mrs N Lofts.

Our teaching assistants are:

Mrs S Collier, Mr M Good, Mrs N Lofts, Mrs S Sanderson, Miss S Davies, Miss L Willis, Mrs Kerr and Mrs Carnall.

Subject Long Term Plans

Our Homework Expectations:

Reading Plus/lexia  to be done for approximately 30 minutes at home twice weekly. This can be written in the reading record to count as a reading session.

Reading – reading daily if possible (on days not doing Reading Plus) and record this in the individual reading records.

Maths – maths will usually be set on My Maths and/or Times Table Rockstars. This will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday evening. The maths work will link to the objectives being taught in school.

Spellings – a list of spelling words are sent out on Monday. The children keep this list and learn the words. How they choose to learn them is up to the individual. There will be tested weekly.

If for any reason your child is unable to do their homework or they struggle with it, a brief note from home in their reading record would be appreciated. Please note reading records are not routinely seen by an adult daily.

Other homework may be set, but this will not be regular.

Dear Parents and Pupils,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Year 6.

You might find it hard to believe that your child is beginning their final year at primary school, but we hope that this information gives you some idea about how we work and what your child can look forward to.

We have two PE sessions per week. We have found that it is best for pupils to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. This is a white top and black sweatshirt/hoodie and shorts/joggers.

No mention of Year 6 would be complete without reference to SATs, and this year’s tests will be take place around the middle of May. If you are planning a family holiday around this time, please could you avoid this week! We prepare our children thoroughly for these very important tests, including a “mock” SATs week. Some children may take extra “booster” sessions in the course of the normal school day – this is all part of preparing them for their national tests. More detailed information about SATs will be given to you nearer the time.

We are very much looking forward to working with your child and hope that they will enjoy their time in Year 6. We work best when there is an effective partnership with parents. If you have any concerns, or wish to discuss an aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Year 6 Staff