Welcome to Year 6
- Class Teacher: Miss Jones
- Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jacob
We would like to welcome you to Year 6.
We hope that your child is ready for this important and rewarding year – their last at Willington Primary School. After a turbulent end to the last academic year, we 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 (despite the slightly bizarre circumstances!)
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 provided on Seesaw each Friday and must be completed and saved by the following Thursday. This is to encourage independence and prepare pupils for the transition to secondary school. If you are having difficulty accessing Seesaw to complete homework, opportunities will be provided in school. 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.)
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.
Miss Jones is contactable via Dojo every weekday between the ours of 8am – 6pm to answer any questions/address any concerns you may have. Feel free to message Miss Jones and she’ll be in touch as soon as she can. If you are not on Class Dojo please ask for a login code.
In the autumn term, PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Children are to come to school in their PE kit for the PE session – they will remain in their kit all day so please ensure it is weather appropriate.
Year 6 can be a challenging and daunting prospect for children and parents alike (particularly in the current climate of uncertainty we find ourselves in) but with hard work, continued effort, and a positive attitude we will learn, progress and achieve together…and might even have fun doing it!
Long Term Plans
The long term plan provides an overview of each year group’s curriculum by subject. The long term plans may alter slightly as the year progresses as we evaluate and refine our curriculum to ensure it best meets the needs of our children. If you would like more detailed information about a particular subject, please go to the Curriculum section of our website