Welcome to Year 6!
A big hello and welcome to all children, parents and carers.
All the children have settled well into their new classes and are starting to get back into the swing of the Autumn term.
This page aims to answer basic questions and includes some reminders and requests.
Please turn off all mobiles before entering the school grounds as we are a mobile free zone.
Maths is taught daily. Children will have weekly maths skills tests to reinforce the key skills in the SATs papers. A strong focus on the four number operations will help them develop speed in arithmetic. We will use these alongside the new Inspire Maths scheme to deepen the children’s knowledge and enable them to achieve the Mastery curriculum. A focus on times tables (multiplication and division facts) will ensure that the children can access their arithmetic strategies with greater ease.
The children are now familiar with the ‘Talk for Writing’ scheme of work and will continue to use the same format in year 6.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught within English lessons and also, in a separate session to prepare pupils for the SpaG SATs assessment (spelling and assessment).
Reading will be a strong focus this year to ensure the children can confidently access a variety of text types.
PE takes place every Monday and Friday so children need to have their full PE kits including suitable footwear (plimsolls). Please ensure that all items are labelled with your child’s name and surname.
Our History topic this term is ‘Crime and Punishment’. We will start by thinking about the kind of crimes that are common today and how we punish them. We will then go on to look at a timeline of Britain from the Roman times to today and introduce the broad themes that will be looked at over the coming lessons. The children will also become familiar with vocabulary that will be useful throughout the scheme of work, such as judge, jury, pillory and transportation.
RE we are learning what the 7 ‘I am’ statements are and their meaning to Christians. We will also think about how the ‘I am’ statements relate to us. Further to that, we will be looking at some Old Testament stories. The Big 6 with the clergy team is something we are all looking forward to! The children will be preparing their first Eucharist service for the end of term.
If you wish you child to walk to and from school by themselves, please ensure that you have given written consent to the office and that the class teacher has been informed.
Mobile phones and valuables
If children bring a mobile phone to school then it must be turned off before entering the premises and only used outside the gates at the end of the school day. Phones must be handed in to the teacher at the beginning of the day along with any other valuables – money/house keys etc. Please ensure money is in a named purse or small envelope so that the teachers can lock it away for the duration of the day.
Attendance and Punctuality
It is very important that children attend school and arrive promptly (we start at 8:30 am!) as Y6 is a very busy year and all learning time is crucial for children to achieve their full potential. Records of punctuality and attendance are kept and sent on to the Secondary schools that children will be attending.
- PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
- Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times. The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Fridays
- Parents and children are encouraged to check book bags for letters each day.
- Please ensure your child reads every day and ask them about what they have read. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and valued experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
- It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
Jewellery and Nail Polish
- We would like to remind parents that the only jewellery allowed at school are small stud earrings. Nail polish is not allowed.
If there is anything that you would like to talk to us about, please feel free to talk to us before or after school, or make an appointment via the school office.
We look forward to a busy Autumn term!
Mrs Molloy, Mrs Frohock, Mr Glozier, and the Year 6 Team