Welcome to Year 6
We are the Year 6 teaching team.
Hello I am Mr Wood and I am the Year 6 Class teacher.
I am Mrs Richmond and I am the Teaching Assistant in Year 6 every morning.
We are also supported by Dr Collinge each morning. Dr Collinge is an SENTA.
Hello, I’m Mrs Allen. I am the midday supervisor in Year 6.
In Year Six...
Homework: Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets (set on a Thursday). Homework should be returned to school by the following Wednesday so that we can mark it. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can. We are striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are in our last year of primary school. If your child is struggling to complete their homework, please ask them to come and speak to the class teachers at the start of the week so we can support them with it.
Spellings: We no longer setting weekly spellings for your child to practise but we do encourage them to continue practise spelling the statutory spellings for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice! Spelling rules/patterns will be taught in class and sometimes homework pages will be set to practise the rule/pattern.
Times Tables: We expect your child to play on the Times Table Rockstars app at least 3 times a week at home. Being able to recall multiplication and division facts fluently really supports your child with reasoning and problem-solving and underpins a lot of the maths your child will be learning in Year Six.
Reading: Every child must read for 10 minutes every night and record their own reading in their Reading Record-an adult please sign this once a week. Reading Records are collected in on Thursdays (girls) and Fridays (boys). In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let us know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days: We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon at the Leisure Centre. Children are allowed to come to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays. Please remember no earrings, watches or Fitbits are allowed and long hair needs to be tied up. Year 6 will depart from the Leisure Centre at 3.15pm rather than school on Wednesdays. If children go to Evening Owls, they will be escorted back to school with an adult from school.
Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at break-time – please send in fruit. No crisps or sweets, thank you