Welcome to Year 6
The class teachers in Year 6 this year are Mr Ridley and Miss Hedgley. In addition, Mrs Wingham and Mrs Clark will be teaching English and Mrs John will be teaching Maths. The Learning Support Assistants working with us are Mrs Jeffryes and Ms Harper. We are all looking forward to teaching your children and supporting them through this challenging yet rewarding year!
This year we will be studying World War 2 and embarking on a project about shelters. As part of this topic we are planning an exciting World War 2 day on September 28th where the children will be invited to dress up as evacuees. A letter regarding this will follow.
After Christmas, our topic will be Harry Potter and we are planning a trip to the Warner Bro’s Studio to view the film sets during the Spring Term – more details will follow.
During the Summer Term, we look forward to studying the Ancient Greeks.
On a Friday afternoon, Year 6 will alternate between indoor PE lessons and Forest School sessions. A letter will follow advising which Friday’s your child will require a Forest School kit. Outdoor PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a clearly labelled P.E. Kit in school at all times. The kit should include: a red or white plain t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls or trainers, jogging bottoms and a warm top. Please ensure that earrings are not worn on P.E. days, as all jewellery must be removed during PE lessons. Long hair needs to be tied back.
As you will be aware, Year Six children sit their SATS tests. This year it will be week beginning 14th May. More details regarding these tests will follow and a meeting will be arranged during the Spring Term.
Children will be rewarded for good behaviour on a weekly basis during our Golden Time sessions.
Year 6 is an important year so it is fundamental that your child has good attendance throughout the year in order cover the entirety of the curriculum.
Homework will start week commencing 11th September. Children will receive Maths and English homework every week. English will be set on a Monday and handed in on Wednesday. Maths will be set on a Wednesday and due in on a Friday. A separate letter will follow.
Spellings are part of the homework policy. They will be set and tested on a weekly basis. Children have been provided with a spelling book in which they are expected to practise their spellings daily. Spellings are handed out and tested each Friday
It is essential that your child reads at home at least three times a week. For meeting this challenge, your child will be rewarded. Reading cafes will continue this year – dates to follow.
Children’s University/ Clubs
As we are sure you are aware, Children’s University is a fantastic way for your child to develop their extra-curricular interests both in and out of school. If your child is not currently participating it is not too late to join and benefit from the range of exciting clubs we have on offer! Further information to follow.
This club runs after school from 3.00-3.30pm and Year 6 children are welcome to attend Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to complete homework whilst still at school.
Open days for the local Secondary schools will be within the next few weeks. It is vital that you attend these in order to make an informed decision about where your child will attend next year. It is the parent’s responsibility for applying to secondary school and applications must be received by October 31st.