Congratulations Year 6!
You have finally made it to the top of the school and are embarking upon your last year at Cedar Park.
Year 6 is an action packed year with lots of things to look forward to; River Dart, SAT's, Year 6 Production and the privilege of being monitors! Mrs Small and I will be there to help you every step of the way, even on the high ropes! Our aim is to make sure you have a successful year and are ready to move on to your next school with confidence.
This year we also have Sports’ Coaches will be teaching some games, dance and gymnastics sessions, a French expert to support language lessons, Mr Bailey who will continue to improve swimming skills and Mrs Bishop to develop your musical talents, ready for our end of year extravaganza!
The Curriculum News, available on this web page, outlines the topics we will be focussing on in each area of the curriculum during the Spring Term and we hope you will continue to support your children at home with Homework activities, especially reading and learning multiplication tables. Year 6 children are not expected to study the new curriculum for English, Maths and Science until 2015-16.
In Year 6, the children are expected to take more responsibility for their personal organisation in preparation for secondary school. However, some children may need a little support and encouragement at home so I have listed some key information below.
Spellings- given out on Mondays and tested on Fridays.
Reading Record Books- Parents are asked to read and discuss texts with children and record up to 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book (RR) which will be checked on Mondays.
Homework Diaries- Children should write daily Homework and any reminders in their Homework Diary (HWD) every day. If there is no Homework they should write “No HW” so parents know they haven’t just forgotten to write it down! Please sign HWD for Monday each week. This is an excellent way to communicate too so feel free to jot any notes to the teacher and check the HWD regularly.
PE & Games- Swimming on Thursdays up until Half Term and Gymnastics with a coach on Fridays, after which, children will have Football and Tag Rugby sessions. Children need to have the correct kit, which should include warm track suit bottoms, a sweatshirt or fleece, and hats and gloves if desired, in school for these lessons and long hair should be tied back.
Uniform-Children are expected to set a good example and look smart at all times. Hair should be tied back with plain hair ties and clips of a colour which blends in with school uniform.
Finally, please share any concerns you may have as it is important to you and me that your child is happy in school.