KS2 – Year 6

Home Learning & Resources:
Please contact your teacher if you are missing log in details.

Class Teachers:
Mrs Oliva
Yew: Mrs Newman

HLTA: Mrs Meades

Support staff:
Mrs Meades, Mrs Opacic, Ms Davies

Timetable for the day

  • Start @ 8.55am – Finish @ 3.20pm.
  • Break @ 10.20am – Lunch @ 12.30pm.
  • Maths & English before lunch.
  • Non-core lessons in the afternoons.
  • PE/Games taught 2x per week.
  • Whole school (Values/Ethos) assembly on a Monday.
  • Phase assembly on a Tuesday.
  • Whole school (Celebration) assembly on a Friday.

Things needed for school

  • PE/Games kit – NAMED please. Tape for earrings and spare socks if wearing tights. Warm jogging bottoms for cold weather.
  • Pencil case with pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler, handwriting pen (Berol) or blue fountain pen, Pritt stick and a selection of colouring pencils.
  • PLEASE – NO gel pens, felt pens or sharpies as they are not needed – if brought in to school, children will be asked to leave them in their bags.

Academic expectations for the end of Yr6

By the end of the year the national expectation for a child in Y6 is 6.3 for:

  • Reading
  • SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
  • Writing
  • Maths

SATs Information

  • Test dates – May
  • Number of tests – 6
    • Reading
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation and Spelling
    • Maths Arithmetic
    • 2 x Maths Reasoning
  • Date of parent meeting in Sept – Term 1 Wk 3 or 4 – details to follow – This will explain PGL and the SATs format in May.
  • SATs Results – Along with the reports in July, the SATs results will be given as a scaled score, where 100 is the national standard. Below 100 is working towards the expected standard and a score of 110 is working at greater depth (discussed in more detail at the meeting in Term1).
  • How can I support my child during the Summer Holidays? – Keep up with practicing times tables and reading on a regular basis.

Topics covered

  • Will be given in termly curriculum letters.

Other Expectations

  • As part of Upper Key Stage 2, children are expected to be role models for younger year groups in the school and should demonstrate how to follow the school’s Golden rules at all times.

Year 6 Information

  • Leaders – There will be Head boy and Head girl; Deputy Head boy and Head girl, House captains, Vice captains and P.E. Ambassadors.
  • Role models – The children are the oldest in the school and will therefore be expected to act as role models for the younger children through their work and behaviour.
  • Jobs – Year 6 have jobs that they sign up for in September which they will carry out all year.
  • Children will be expected to become more independent learners and thinkers throughout the year in readiness for secondary school transition.
  • Children will be expected to be more independent in their attitude to learning and to take responsibility for their own possessions and to respect the possessions of others.
  • Children are expected to read each day and reading books and records (signed by parent) will be expected in daily. If this does not take place at home, they will be required to do this in school time where a quiet time will be provided.
  • The role of Reading Ambassador will be given to those who read regularly. This is an opportunity to listen to KS1 and Lower KS2 children read in the morning.
  • Children may be given the role of School Council or Eco Representatives for their class.
  • Children will also have the opportunity to apply for various roles/responsibilities within the classroom.

School Enrichment:

  • Y6 have a Mayan Workshop Monday 8th January with a voluntary contribution of £8 to go towards funding it.
  • Y6 will have the opportunity to attend a 5 day residential to PGL in T6 (Mon 11th-Fri 15th June – approx. £350). Information will be given at the parent meeting in Sept Term 1 Wk 3 or 4.

Home Learning – what we currently do:

  • Home learning is set weekly, given out on a Wednesday and handed in the following Wednesday.
  • Spellings are given out and tested weekly on a Friday.
  • Literacy will be a comprehension or SPaG activity.
  • Maths will be linked to the current topic being taught in class.
  • Expectations – We expect the children to complete their home learning independently and to a high standard. If they need any help, they should either put a H (for help given) in the margin of the work, or come or speak to their teacher for further support.  There will be a homework club on a Friday for those who need support, or who have consistently not completed the work on time or to a high enough standard. It is VERY important children organise their time at home accordingly so home learning is not left to the last minute.

Who do I speak to if I have any concerns?

  • See your child’s class teacher to begin with (they will know your child best/spend the most time with them).
  • Class teachers will liaise as necessary with any relevant people (Mrs Podolska – Inclusion Manager, the Phase Leader for the key stage and/or Deputy Heads to support.
  • Appointments can be made directly with the class teacher or please contact the school office who can also assist you as necessary.
  • The Head teacher Mr Woodbridge is also available to support you with any concerns you may have once you have spoken to your child’s class teacher and phase leader unless it is a safeguarding concern. An appointment can be made to see him via the school office.

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