Teaching Partner: Mrs. Bedell
Entry / exit procedures
It is important that pupils arrive at school on time and we would ask that all pupils in Year 6 are ready to come into school between 08:30 am and 08:40 am each day, ready for their morning task.
Please bear with us at the end of the day, 03:00 pm, as we see pupils out. Please also let us know if your child is being collected by a different adult or is not walking home / attending extra club as usual.
Please see ‘A Guide for Parents’, sent via email by Mrs. Keighley, for more information regarding the arrangements for Year 6 drop offs and pick ups. A copy has also been saved below.
We understand that some pupils have mobile phones and that they use these as they walk to and from school on their own. We must stress that mobile phones should be turned off once your child has entered the school grounds. Mobile phones should then be given to a member of staff so that they can be securely put away during the school day and returned at the end of the day.
Homework will typically be given out on a Friday, to be returned the following Wednesday for marking. However, as a result of Covid-19, homework does not need to be returned for marking at the current time. The homework provided is given to support and consolidate pupils’ learning from that week or a previous week. It is used to check understanding of topics covered and helps us identify areas of learning that need further development. In the run up to SATs, we must stress that homework is important in preparing your child for the tests they will take. If your child needs extra support with their homework, please contact a member of the Year 6 team via the school office.
Spellings will be handed out to pupils on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. These spellings will cover the Year 5 and 6 spelling curriculum. It is important that pupils are learning their spellings and we ask that you support your child with this. Spelling is a big part of your child's SAT tests. 20 marks are dedicated to the spelling test within the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) tests and children’s spelling is also taken into account within the GPS paper. In addition to this, pupil’s spelling is taken into account when the overall judgement is given for writing.
In Year 6, children are typically given daily opportunities to change their reading books and we expect them to be independent enough to identify when they need to do this. However, as a result of Covid-19, pupils will now be given a weekly slot to change their home reading books. During this time, pupils may choose 3 home reading books from our banded reading boxes or from our classroom reading corner. If your child finishes reading all 3 books within a week, they may read a book from home or from our classroom reading corner.
It is essential that your child reads as frequently as possible to build their stamina for reading and we are looking for children to read at least three times a week at home – this should be recorded in their home reading record. Every time your child reads and records this in their reading diary, they will receive a house point. We understand that parents/carers live busy lives but any time you can spare to listen to your child really would be extremely beneficial.
If your child has a book ‘on the go’ at home, they are welcome to bring it to school to read during independent reading time. Please also ensure that your child brings their home reading book in a book bag rather than a rucksack as we have limited space in the classrooms for storage.
Indoor PE: this takes place on a Tuesday afternoon. It is important that children have the correct, named kit for this: a white or blue plain t-shirt; black or blue shorts (tracksuit bottoms are also permitted) and black pumps.
Outdoor PE: this takes place on a Thursday afternoon. It is important that children have the correct, named kit for this: a white or blue plain t-shirt; black or blue tracksuit bottoms; a plain black or blue sweatshirt and a pair of trainers.
Mr Simmons, our Sports Coach, will lead both PE sessions.
As a result of Covid-19, pupils are requested to arrive to school in their PE kits on their PE days.
To enable your child to have a drink of water, we would encourage a named water bottle be brought into school. Try to ensure your child’s bottle is of the non-spill variety. Bottles should be taken home daily to be cleaned.
Please ensure that your child has the correct uniform (named so that it can be easily returned if lost), including black school shoes (not trainers). If your child does not have black school shoes, they will be given black pumps to wear throughout the day. Children can wear trainers at play times and lunch times but these must be changed back to school shoes ready for returning to lessons. From this year, pupils are also required to wear a school tie.
Our School Councillor, elected by pupils, is Eve! Eve will represent her class at School Council meetings.
Maths Transition Pack