Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back! We hope you are looking forward to the year ahead: we have a lot of hard work to do but also lots of fun to have and memories to make. Having enjoyed getting to know this class when they were in Year 4, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to teach such a kind, enthusiastic and hard-working bunch of individuals again for their final year of primary school. We can't wait to see you on Thursday!
Mr Spurway (teacher) and Mrs Small (teaching assistant)
For many reasons, Year 6 will be the most important year of your child’s educational life so far and the class have a lot ahead of them this year. Year 6 is very much a transitional year as the children reach the end of Key Stage 2 and their time in Primary Education. I am confident that this class is capable of rising to the challenges presented by Year 6 and they have already shown this by establishing themselves as positive role models.
There have obviously been changes to how school is running, but we will support each other as we learn our new routines together. We will of course keep you informed of changes as and when they occur. Currently, Year 6 arrive at 8:30am (heading straight in via the entrance next to Year 4) and will then finish at 3:10pm.
Uniform - As we will not be in school uniform to start the year, the children will need to be in suitable clothing for doing PE on Mondays and please be aware we will be outside when possible.
We hope to also beginning swimming again on Thursdays and a message relating to this will be sent out shortly.
Equipment - Pencil cases will not be required in school as per the message at the end of the summer term. Please send your child in with the equipment they need and we will then provide a zip-lock wallet for them to store their equipment in. This makes wiping down of equipment far easier so we thank you for your help with this. Whilst we have spares, we please ask that your child has all the equipment needed and spares as we want to minimise the amount of sharing of resources where possible.
Trips – Given the current situation, no trips have been booked at present. We will update on this throughout the year and it may be that enrichment activities are provided on the school site rather than making trips out this year.
Curriculum News – Year 6 curriculum information will be available on this web page soon. This will outline the topics we will be focusing on in each area of the curriculum during the Autumn Term.
SATs - All Year 6 children working within National Curriculum requirements are legally obliged to participate in end of Key Stage 2 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) which identify the attainment of children in Reading, Writing and Mathematics for national comparison. These tests usually take place in May. During the coming months, further information and guidance regarding SATs will be issued to you. SATs are not something which either you or your child should be worried about – that is our job! Instead, they should be approached as an opportunity to showcase everything they have learned throughout their time in Key Stage 2.
Finally, please communicate with us as it is important that your child is happy in school and making good progress. This is more difficult than normal in the current climate but please contact the School Office via phone or email and we will ring back as soon as possible.