Year 6 is made up of three classes:
South Africa, Madagasca and Kenya
Welcome to the Year 6 home page!
South Africa- Ms Field
Madagasca -Mrs Burrough
Kenya - Mrs Mitchell
The start and the end of the day
Year 6 start the day at 8.45am and finish at 3.10pm, entering and exiting through the green doors on the KS2 playground. Please can we remind you that children should arrive only at school at our designated time of 8.45am in the morning and line up socially distancing ready
to come into class, thank you. If you would like your child to walk home, please contact the school office.
What to bring to school
Children in year 6 only need bring to school a water bottle, their packed lunch and a suitable coat for the weather. If you have not yet sent your child in with a pillow case, please could we ask you to do so as this is where the children will be keeping their belongings during the day. Should any child need to bring in a mobile phone, for example if they are walking home on their own, they must be handed to the class teacher, who will store them safely until the end of the day.
Year 6 will be on Monday and Thursday. This means that on these days pupils are allowed to wear trainers and can wear joggers, or shorts under skirts. PE lessons will begin the week beginning 21st September.
Healthy snack and lunchboxes
Please send your child in with a healthy snack to eat at break time. Ideas include breadsticks, fruit, chopped vegetables, dried fruit or a sandwich. If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please make sure there are no products that contain nuts (this does include many chocolate spreads) as we have children with allergies. Please also do not send your child to school with sweets or fizzy drinks in their lunch boxes. Some ideas can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes If your child has a school dinner these cost £2.40 and must be paid for in advance. If you receive certain means tested benefits you may be eligible for free school meals, please
email the office if you would like more information about this.
Homework and reading expectations
Year 6 homework focusing on English and Maths skills will be set on Thursdays and will be due in again on Wednesday. Each week this will include a spelling list and the expectation of practising multiplication tables on Times Tables Rock Star. Alongside the homework, pupils
are expected to read at least 5 times at week, with at least 3 of these times being to an adult so that pupils have the opportunity to discuss the content of the book and any new words they come across. Further details about reading will be sent out over the next few weeks.
How you can help your child in Year 6
Read regularly with your child.
Take your child to the town library and choose different types of books to read.
Practise multiplication tables together.
Play games such as Monopoly, Chess, Blokus, Dobble and Scrabble with your child to support their learning in Maths and English.
Spend time cooking with your child to practise reading and following instructions and understanding weights and measures.
Make sure any homework handed has been completed neatly.
Our topic this term is around World War 2. If you have family members or photos of life in the 1940s, please share this with your child.
What to do if you have any worries or concerns
At the moment we are unable to meet you face-to-face in the same way as we would do under normal circumstances but we still want to be able to make ourselves available to you. If you need to contact any class teachers please use the email below.