Welcome to Year 6's class page.
Welcome back to a very busy and important year in Year 6. I am very much looking forward to helping the children progress through and enjoy their final year here at St. Mary’s and look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this. Along with myself and Mrs Flatman, in class we will have Mrs Dewhurst and Mrs Howard-Cofield to support the children - this will be in the way of small group and in-class support as well as specific interventions where needed.
During this term we will be visiting Robinwood and we will all be starting the preparation for our final year at St. Mary’s which we hope will be a happy one where we all make progress and enjoy learning new things.
Homework will continue to be set on a Wednesday and will be expected to be returned to school the following Monday. Children will receive the following each week:-
In addition to this homework, it is important that children are practising their times tables as this really will enhance their learning in all areas of Maths. Children are also encouraged to be revising grammatical terms and their use in writing as well as revising spelling patterns and rules. This is compulsory and will help your child progress in their learning.
We will listen to children read in class as part of a group through guided reading sessions. Please listen to your child read at home as much as possible, even if it just 10 minutes before bed. This year there will be no set day for reading books to be changed. If your child has completed their reading book please hand the book in to either the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant in the morning and it will be changed and returned home. Please encourage your child to read widely at home as it will have a positive impact not only on their reading and comprehension skills but also their writing.
This term PE will mainly take place on a Monday but it may change so please can you ensure that children have their full PE kit in school at all times. It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. If you wish your child to have a water bottle in school, please could you ensure it has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled. Also, it is important that children take their bottles home at the end of the school day and bring them each morning filled for the day.
We will have an end of year school trip in Summer Term 2 to celebrate a fantastic year!
The following website will give you information regarding your child’s SATs assessments at the end of the year. It is very useful to look at so you can support your child through preparation for these.
We will hold a Parent’s Meeting for SATs in the Spring Term where I will share all the relevant information about their SATs this year. If you have any further questions with how best to support your child in the run up to SATs please do not hesitate to ask.
If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact us, we look forward to getting to know the children and supporting them through this important year.
Mrs Cavanagh and Mrs Flatman
Year 6 Teachers