We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Year 6.
You might find it hard to believe that your child is beginning his/her final year at primary school, but we hope that this information gives you some idea about how we work and what your child can look forward to!
Children will also work alongside Mrs. Collier and continue to be taught French by Madame Rene
For Maths and Literacy lessons, your child may move classes and be taught by another Year 6 teacher. By doing this, we believe that we are able to more closely match the work to your child’s ability and offer him/her greater support and opportunity for challenge. These set groups will be regularly reviewed as the year progresses.
Homework will be set a number of times throughout the week, this must be completed, if for any reason your child is unable to do this a brief note from parents would be appreciated. Please would you sign your child’s homework and add any comments, if appropriate.
We have two PE sessions per week. We have found that it is best for pupils to bring their PE kit to school on Mondays, and take it home for washing on Fridays. In Year 6, we would prefer children to have, as their kit, a white (or house colour) t-shirt and black shorts, we believe this helps in preparation for secondary school.
No mention of Year 6 would be complete without reference to SATs, and this year’s tests will be take place around the middle of May. If you are planning a family holiday around this time, please could you avoid this week! We prepare our children thoroughly for these very important tests, including a “mock” SATs week, usually around January/February. Some children may take extra “booster” sessions in the course of the normal school day – this is all part of preparing them for their national tests.
In the past, we have found that revision study guides (for Example BBC revisewise books, Rising Stars, WH Smith study guides) have been invaluable to Year 6 pupils. If you have not already done so, we would recommend purchasing the three books (English, Maths and Science) for your child. The BBC Revisewise website is also of great value.
More detailed information about SATs will be given to you nearer the time.
We are very much looking forward to working with your child and hope that he/she will enjoy their time in Year 6. We work best when there is an effective partnership with parents. If you have any concerns, or wish to discuss an aspect of your child’s education, please do not hesitate to get in touch.