Welcome to Year 6

In Year 6, your teachers will expect a lot. You will work hard, you will be pushed but, you will have fun! It’s not all SATs, SATs, SATs so please do not worry!

As a Year 6 pupil, you will be a role model for others, so it is important that you lead by example.

During the Autumn Term (September – December) we usually go swimming every Monday afternoon. Not only is swimming a valuable life skill but it is also a requirement of the National Curriculum – we expect EVERY CHILD to participate in swimming lessons unless medically exempt. Swimming caps are now COMPULSORY for boys and girls, therefore, you will have to provide your child with a swimming cap. That said, swimming is on hold at the moment due to pool closures across the city so watch this space for further news.

We have PE every Thursday afternoon so please be sure to have your correct school PE kit of: white t-shirt, black or navy shorts and pumps or trainers.

Homework is given every Friday – this will be English and Maths. All pieces of homework are to be returned on Monday or Tuesday of the following week. We have the same high expectations of work completed at home as that in class. If homework falls below these standards or is not completed, time may be taken from break times to address and amend this.

We also expect every child to read every night at home. Some children will be ‘free readers’ which means they have reached a standard whereby they are able to choose their own reading books (obviously suitable and appropriate) to read and enjoy at their pace. Other children will have specific reading books provided which are suitable for their reading ability. We do like to keep track of books children have read and we appreciate you taking an interest too, therefore, if your child presents you with a Reading Record we do appreciate you making a comment about how your child is reading.

Here’s to a fabulous 2019 – 2020.