Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6

We are thrilled to welcome your children into year 6. Year 6 is an extremely busy and exciting year as the children ultimately prepare to move on to the next stage in their education. This will include preparation for SATs, cross-curricular project work as well as educational visits; the highlight being a residential trip at the end of the Spring Term. We look forward to working in partnership with you all as your children progress through this final year of primary education.

The class teachers for Year 6 are Mrs Quartermaine and Mr Hoddell Mr Lacey teaches the year group Music and Mr S Horton teaches Computing. 

This being their final year in primary school, we place a lot of emphasis on encouraging the children to be independent and responsible throughout the year. All children are expected to take some responsibility ranging from: House Captains, Vice Captains, Sport Captains, School Council leaders, Class Stewards, as well as taking visitors on tours around the school and helping out in the office. Pupils will be expected to take pride in their work and to focus on producing quality work as independently as possible.

During the first couple of weeks the children will be given a number of assessments which will enable us to assess the effectiveness of the new curriculum and ensure that all aspects are covered with complete understanding.

As well as work in school, we do require that children reinforce their learning through homework and the expectations are as follows:

All Homework is currently under review and this will be updated shortly.

Spellings: Given out on Monday and the expectation is that your children spend some time learning the spelling pattern which will then be used in a variety of contexts, different each week. These are due back the following Monday.

Reading: Children are expected to read every night. As children develop their own opinions on what they read, it can become challenging to find books for them. We have provided a helpful list of books and authors that children should try, as well has websites providing suggestions.

Maths Homework: Given out on Tuesday to be completed and returned to school by Thursday. This may vary with the topics of the week and may not always fit this pattern.

Topic / Science: given out on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday.

PE and Games:  PE will be on Tuesdays and outdoor games on Fridays. Children’s’ PE kits should consist of: House Colour T shirts, shorts and plimsolls plus training shoes.  During colder months, tracksuit tops and trousers are recommended.

 Carol Quartermaine and Karl Hoddell