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
Mr Sergeant Mrs Birch
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. However, due to current circumstances 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.
KS1 children should be collected from the playground along with any siblings from KS2.
KS2 children will leave and be collected from the St. Alban’s gate.
Collection time is 3:15pm.
PE will be taught on a Thursday afternoon by Mr Ellison. Children can come to school in their PE t-shirt and shorts with plain black or grey joggers and hoodie if needed in the colder weather. They must wear their school jumper on PE days.
Children can come in black trainers or school shoes and change into their pumps in school. Named pumps should be kept in school in named PE bags.
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 used 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.