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 to 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 and life-skills which will last a life time.

 

We cannot wait to start the journey with you,

Miss Mulligan – Y6M class teacher          Mrs Hardman – Y6H class teacher

Mrs Southworth – Y6M TA                   Mrs Gavaghan – Y6H TA

 

 

What to expect:

  • 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 (homework, PE kit etc). Year 6 provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop your organisational skills.
  • 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 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. Crisps, sweets or chocolate bars are not allowed.
  • Both Year 6 classes will be taking part in PE on a Friday morning so please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school which can be kept in their lockers.
  • Your child’s reading record will be checked on a weekly basis. Please ensure your child is filling it in frequently detailing what they have read and with whom.
  • Your child will also read aloud to the class teacher or teaching assistant each week and their reading books will be changed upon completion. Although your child will be given the opportunity to read in school it is also recommended that they read at home for a minimum of 15 minutes a day.
  • Homework packs will be sent home on a weekly basis. All homework is expected to be returned to school on the agreed date, marked and filed. 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 break time to complete their work.

 

We thank you in advance for your support this year.

Miss Mulligan and Mrs Hardman

 

Recommended websites:

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