Welcome to Year Six!

Congratulations on reaching the last year of your primary school journey. This year is a very important one, as it is here where you will transition from a child into a young adult. In Year 6 you will be expected to work to the very best of your ability, to develop your independence as a learner and grow in confidence and resilience to become the very best version of ‘you’.

 

The Year 6 staff working alongside you are dedicated to supporting, motivating and challenging you throughout your final year. Working together, we hope to give you some memorable moments which will last a life time.

 

We cannot wait to start the journey with you,

Miss Mulligan – Y6M class teacher          Mrs McAuley – Y6Mc class teacher

Miss Taylor – Y6M TA                             Miss Bolton – Y6Mc TA

                                                                Mr Oldfield - Y6Mc TA

 

 

What to expect in Year Six:

  • As the oldest members of our school, there is an expectation that you will set the example, in terms of your appearance, behaviour and attitude towards school life.
  • Each morning we expect you to arrive at school on time, in full school uniform and be well-prepared for the day ahead. It is now your responsibility to ensure that you have everything you need for the day (homework, PE kit etc). Year 6 provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop your organisational skills which will hold you in good stead at high school.
  • The Year 6 curriculum is a very tightly packed one and therefore it is vital that we use our time in the classroom efficiently. You are therefore expected to work harder and push yourself further than ever before.
  • Each piece of work you produce is expected to be of your highest standard and you should take great pride in the work you produce this year.

 

What the year will look like …

Notes for parents:

  • Children are allowed to drink water throughout the school day. We therefore ask that you provide your child with a reusable water bottle which can be kept outside the classroom and refilled as needed.
  • Children are encouraged to bring their own healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit. Snacks such as crisps, sweets or chocolate bars are not allowed.
  • Both Year 6 classes will be taking part in PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure they come to school in their PE kit on this day. 
  • Your child’s reading record will be checked on a weekly basis and their reading books will be changed frequently. Please encourage your child to read independently or with an adult at home for approximately 15 minutes a day. After each reading session we encourage our Year Six children to fill in their reading record detailing what they have read and with whom.
  • Homework will be sent home on a daily basis. Each piece of homework should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and will build upon the skills we have been focusing on in class that week. All homework is expected to be returned to school by 9am the next day in order to self-mark and address any misconceptions that might have occurred. Please ensure your child is completing their homework at home, if they have any issues please feel free to contact the class teacher.
  • Missing or incomplete homework will result in them joining the homework club at school, where they will miss a break time to complete the work.

 

We thank you in advance for your support this year.

Miss Mulligan and Mrs McAuley

 

 

Recommended websites to support your child's learning:

Times Tables Rock Star–

https://ttrockstars.com/

Hit the button –

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Spelling shed –

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) –

https://www.spag.com/

 

Read Theory –

https://readtheory.org/

 

Purple Mash -

https://purplemash.com

 

BBC Bitesize (wider curricular subjects) -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn