Welcome to Year 6's Class Page
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Year 6 is an important period in your child's life. It is full of excitement and challenge that helps to prepare the children for their life ahead. Because of this, I encourage an ‘open door’ policy for you to pop in and have a chat, or discuss your child’s progress. If you wish to speak to me, please contact me through Class Dojo or ring the school office so we can arrange a convenient time.
The Lord replied, "My precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
During times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints
in the sand it was then that I carried you."
Independence is key in Year 6. Your children should be able to organise themselves with homework, letters, PE Kit etc as they are preparing to move onto high school. However, your support would be appreciated in making sure they have the correct kit and homework on the correct day.
"There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery." - Robin Sharma
Even after children learn to read by themselves, which is often the case in Year 6, it's still important for you to read aloud together. By reading stories that are on their interest level, but beyond their reading level, you can stretch young readers' understanding and motivate them to improve their skills.
Although the life of a parent is often hectic, you should try to read with your child at least once a day at a regularly scheduled time. But don't be discouraged if you skip a day or don't always keep to your schedule. Just read to your child as often as you possibly can.
If you have more than one child, try to spend some time reading alone with each child, especially if they're more than 2 years apart. However, it's also fine to read to children at different stages and ages at the same time. Most children enjoy listening to many types of stories. When stories are complex, children can still get the idea and can be encouraged to ask questions. When stories are easy or familiar, youngsters enjoy these "old friends" and may even help in the reading.
Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile and enables children to access so much learning across all areas of the Year 6 Curriculum.
Children should be dropped off at either gate at 8:50am and should be in class no later than 9am. If they arrive after this, the children must sign in at the office and will be marked as a late arrival.
All children are now to be collected from the playground at the end of the school day. Year 6 will come up the ramp. Please do not gather at the top of the ramp as this can cause an obstruction to children as the try to find the adults collecting them.
Collection time is 3:30pm.
PE will be taught by Mr Ellison on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children must come to school in their PE kit. This must be the school t-shirt and shorts with plain black or grey joggers in the winter months. They must wear their school jumper or the 3/4 zipped PE top which is available from Grays. Hoodies and other branded sports wear is not permitted on PE days.
Our Forest School day is Friday morning. Children will take part in this on specific weeks. On your child's day they will need to come to school in their uniform and bring suitable Forest School clothes with them. These should not be new clothes but old ones that you will not mind getting muddy. Appropriate out door footwear (Wellies, boots etc) are also needed.
In Autumn 2 term, Forest School will take place on Friday mornings with half the class taking part each week. Please see Class Dojo for the list of the groups.
Just a reminder at the start of the school year, that all items of uniform must be labelled with your child's full name in order to avoid misplaced items. Children do, at times, need to take their jumpers off in class, and clothing can quickly become lost or mixed up if it isn't labelled. Without named items of clothing it becomes really difficult to match missing items to their owners.
Please be aware that jewellery isn't allowed in school. We advise that ear piercing is saved for the summer holidays so that they can heal before the start of the new school year.
Your child's Dojo account has now been passed up from Year 5 to Year 6. We will communicate predominantly through Dojo, and will also add photographs of your child's work to their portfolio throughout the year. The dojo app is available to download to your digital device allowing you to like and comment on your child's work. If you would like to connect an additional parent to Dojo, please let me know, however, we are unable to connect anybody other than parents.
Please note that Dojo messages will only be received during the hours of 8am and 5pm, so please don't worry if you don't receive an immediate response.
Homework will be set digitally using our digital resources. These include LBQ and Purple Mash resource. To access this children will need to follow the links below and use the log in details they have received in class. If you have any issues accessing this, please use Class Dojo to contact me.
In Year 6, children become more independent in using computer technologies. Therefore it is more important than ever to keep Internet Safety a top priority when children browse the web. This safeguards them from dangers such as obscenity, malwares, scams, phishing, identify theft, cyberbullying etc. Please click on the pictures below for more information.