Miss Jones, Mrs Welsh, Mr Addison and Mrs Churchill welcome you to Year 6.
Being in Year 6 truly is the most memorable time in your child’s primary education. Your child will develop more independence, a huge amount of resilience and, most importantly, they should become very aware of who they are as both learners and as young adults.
Meet the Team
Miss Jones - Frank Class Teacher and Year 6 Leader
Mrs Welsh - Ibbotson Class Teacher and Year 5/6 Phase Leader
Mr Addison - Darwin Class Teacher
Mrs Churchill - Supporting Teacher (Interventions and Behaviour)
Mrs Brewer and Miss Clark - Teaching Assistants in Frank Class
Miss Judge - Teaching Assistant in Ibbotson Class
Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Afford - Teaching Assistants in Darwin Class
Our School Day
Arrive between 8:30am and 9:00am. Please ensure you and your child wear a mask to help minimise the risk.
9:00am - 9:30am - Whole Class Reading. During the session, children will explore a variety of high-quality texts and have opportunities to develop the different reading skills (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explain, retrieval and summarise).
9:30am - 10:40am - English. English lessons includes word of the day to help increase children's vocabulary, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) practice as well as lessons based on high-quality texts.
10:40am - 11:10am - Break time (extra time is allocated so we can wash our hands).
11:10am - 12:40pm - Maths. Children will complete 'Fast Maths' to improve their times tables fluency, 'Fast Ten' to improve their arithmetic fluency and a maths lesson that follows the 'Power Maths' scheme.
12:40pm - 1:40pm - Lunch time (extra time is allocated so we can wash our hands). Your child will eat their lunch in the classroom and then go outside.
1:40pm - 3:15pm - When the children return back to class, they will engage in 'Stillings' which is a mindfulness practice to help them focus and ready for the afternoon ahead. Your child will complete lessons focusing on the rest of the curriculum for the remainder of the afternoon e.g. history, geography, art, science, DT, R.E., PSHE and P.E.
3:15pm - Home time. Please ensure you and your child wear a mask to help minimise the risk.
On a Friday, children finish at 2:10pm.
Monday - School uniform
Tuesday - School uniform
Wednesday - Outdoor P.E. kit
Thursday - School uniform
Friday - Non-uniform
Home learning will be posted on Google Classroom and Class Dojo. Children can submit their home learning on either platform. Homework menus will be created each half term and this will include a variety of tasks.
Homework will be posted on a Wednesday and will need to be handed in the following Tuesday. The weekly homework activities will include a variety of tasks linked to maths, reading, writing and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS).
Spellings will be posted on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. The spellings will also be put on Spelling Shed to practise.
It is vital you read with your child as much as you possibly can. This will help them to be successful across the curriculum.
Online resources: Please encourage your child to use the online resources such as IXL, TTRS, Spelling Shed, Read Theory, Bug Club, Purple Mash, Espresso to support their learning.
We love to use Class Dojo to communicate with you at home and it is our main form of home-school communication. Therefore, it is extremely important to please make sure you are connected to Class Dojo and to keep an eye on it. On Class Dojo we update parents with day-to-day class and whole school information, photos and updates.
Due to the COVID restrictions and the risk assessment, we are unfortunately unable to talk to you face to face as we are trying our absolute best to minimise the risk for staff and families. Therefore, it is even more important for you to use Class Dojo to communicate with your class teacher or year leader. A key priority of ours is the relationships between teachers and adults at home to ensure that the children are fully supported at home and at school.
Communication is a crucial part of this process so please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher or year leader if you have any questions, comments or worries.