Welcome to Year 6 !
Welcome to Diamond Class! My name is Miss Retigan and I will be the teacher for Diamond class this year I look forward to working with your child throughout the year and helping them with their learning journey.
Welcome to Peridot Class! My name is Mr Lynn and I am really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.
Welcome to Sapphire Class! My name is Mrs Barber. I am looking forward to working with Sapphire Class and with you as well.
Year 6 will focus on preparing your children for their SATs exams and also for their transition into secondary school. We will be revising all key areas throughout the year, but also use practice tests to see where children need more support. Tests are taken in May in Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths. Writing is assessed on a variety of short and long pieces, written throughout the year. Our topics will be used to incorporate other areas of the curriculum, including Technology, ICT, Science, Geography, History, Music and Art.
Our topic based work will also encourage the individual development of each child and allow them to display and develop further their strengths.
Year 6 is a time for children to show themselves as role models for the rest of the school.
We continue to encourage them to show a mature and responsible attitude towards their learning and behaviour throughout the school. We have a number of children who have been selected as Ambassadors and they have taken to this role in a very positive and enthusiastic manner!
These roles are in addition to the Head Boy and Girl – their Deputies and Assistants. Again the children are thriving in this role and are a real credit to parents/carers and the school.
In class, the school behaviour system is implemented and we have also developed our own set of rules when we first met as a class. Each of your children signed these to show that they were in agreement with them.
PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon but children should have a full P.E. kit in school every day, in case we have the opportunity to do additional P.E. Children really enjoy P.E. and it helps their performance if they have suitable clothing and safe footwear. Slip-on/heeled shoes are not appropriate. This is particularly important in winter months as, if it is dry, P.E. will continue to be outside.
All Year 6 children will receive one piece of English homework and one piece of maths homework from their set teachers each week. This will be given out to them on a Monday and should be returned by Friday. Children should spend half an hour on each piece of homework.
Children will be expected to learn spellings on a weekly basis which will be given to them by their English teacher. They are also expected to read 3 times a week as a minimum. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated. At this age, reading should be for enjoyment and we are looking for the children to have an understanding of what they are reading, as much as a fluency in their reading.
In Year 6, we see homework as particularly important; both to consolidate their class learning, which will support the children in working toward their SATs and also to prepare them for life at secondary school, where the demands on them will be much higher.
We hope that you have found this information useful – if you have any questions please do get in touch!Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know!