Welcome to Year Six!
As you know, Year Six is the children’s final year before they move on to Secondary school. It is a challenging and very busy year, but will also be an exciting and rewarding one!
Our Year Six Team is made up of Mr Ashraf, Mrs Munir and Mrs Bibi, Mrs Cooper & Miss Oates.
All children, regardless of ability, will work with a range of adults throughout the week. They will be supported and challenged daily in exciting activities to ensure they reach their full potential.
Year Six Values:
- We have incredibly high expectations of behaviour, learning and attitude. It is right that we want all our children to feel pride, a sense of achievement and have a determination to do their best.
- We encourage all children to take responsibility for their actions and the decisions they make, in different situations.
- We promote independence because this is a crucial life skill. It is right that children are expected to think and act for themselves and make well informed decisions.
- We support children so that they are not afraid to get things wrong and show openness and honesty when they’re stuck.
- We encourage children to show resilience, be reflective and resourcefulness and use reciprocity skills to help them to become well rounded and happy children.
- We believe that if the school, parents and children can work together, we can ensure effective support is provided for each person.
PE kits are needed each Monday and Tuesday. Please note that PE kits may also be needed if your child attends after school sports clubs. Children are allowed to bring a roll on deodorant (not spray) to use after P.E lessons. Personal hygiene is very important in Year Six. The children should be encouraged to shower or have a bath regularly.
Children will receive weekly home-learning. Home learning will be given on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This gives plenty of time for all learning to be completed to a high standard.
Reading is an essential skill. The more children read, the more effective they will be as a reader, and the better chance they have being successful in the future.
We encourage our children to read at home each day. Books are available from school for your child to take home. Please check that your child is reading regularly and sign their reading record.
Children are expected to bring their reading books, home-learning and P.E kits to school in a bag when they are needed. In Year Six children are allowed to use any school bag of their choice, rather than a book bag. This is preparing them for Secondary school.
We have also provided Year 6 children with log ins to access a fantastic reading website: www.readtheory.org
This website has thousands of texts and also sets questions for children to answer based on the text they have just read. It is a very useful website for them to be using on a regular basis, especially in the lead up to the SATs.
Children in Year Six will be visiting London after the SATs this academic year. We believe this will be an amazing experience for them as they will get to see a number of attractions in the time spent there and participate in educational workshops. Children will always be with adults as we group children so we have a good child to adult ratio. Mrs Cook has already met with parents to answer any questions regarding this trip but if you have queries, please come and see us and we will do our best to ease any worries you may have.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information. Please understand that the adults in Year Six are always happy to meet with you to discuss your child. We look forward to a happy and successful year.