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. I hope that 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 your children 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 tasks set to complete at home (homework, reading and spelling). 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 regularly. It is their responsibility to ensure they are quizzing (and passing quizzes) frequently.
English and Maths
Homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday. This will give children the opportunity to complete it at a convenient time – it also allows your child the time to come to us with questions, should they need to (they are welcome to complete homework on a Mon/Tue lunchtime if they prefer to do it in school.)
Spelling – Children will receive a spelling list every Wednesday in preparation for a test the following Monday. Spelling is a huge focus for us this year so please encourage your children to learn any spellings sent home.
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 2020 these take place in the week beginning May 11th. 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.
Support Your Child’s Learning
Each half term you will receive a curriculum overview from your child’s class teacher. We hope the information will help you support your child’s learning. Please feel free to talk to the class teacher about any area of the curriculum.
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