Welcome to Year 6
- Class Teacher: Miss Jones
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jacob
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to welcome you to Year 6. We hope your child is ready for this important and rewarding year, their last at Willington Primary School. Mrs Jacob and I are looking forward to working with this class (again!) and providing the support and guidance they need to maximise their learning potential and become the best that they can be. In addition to the academic side of Year 6, the children will be given the opportunity to hold positions of responsibility within the school and will enjoy visits and exciting events throughout the year.
Year 6 is an incredibly important year, giving children the opportunity to bring together all of their prior learning in preparation to achieve the highest academic level possible ready to embark upon the next step at secondary school. With this in mind, it is essential that children try their hardest both in school and with their homework. We have found in previous years that the children who consolidated their learning by completing their homework well obtained better results.
By now children should be working towards being proficient in all areas, particularly in reading, writing and maths. To ensure that children become the best that they can be, it is important that support in these key areas is provided as home as well as at school.
Please ensure your child reads every night, signing and dating their reading record. It is your child’s responsibility to bring home their reading book, change it and update their reading record.
English and Maths
Homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday. This will give you the opportunity to complete it at a convenient time – it also allows your child the time to come to me with questions, should they need to.
Spelling – Children will be focusing on various spelling rules throughout the year. They will be tasked with investigating these rules as part of their homework as a way of consolidating rules introduced in class and tested when units come to an end.
In the autumn term PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. It would be most helpful if your child could come to school in their PE kit for the PE session.
Year 6 can be a challenging and daunting prospect for children and parents alike but with hard work, continued effort, and a positive attitude we will learn, progress and achieve together…and might even have fun doing it!
I look forward to an enjoyable and successful year!
Miss Jones and Mrs Jacob
(Teacher) (Teaching Assistant)
In 2018 these take place in the week beginning May 14th. The children are tested in Maths and English. The tests are marked by external markers and the results are usually given to school sometime in July. The results are included in the end of year reports.
For all other areas of the curriculum teacher assessment takes place throughout the year.
Please do not book any holidays during term time.
Each term you will receive a Curriculum Overview which will inform you about the different topics we are covering throughout the year.
Year 6 News 2017/2018 is intended to give you an insight into what your child has been doing in the classroom. Please visit this section regularly to experience their learning journey!