Year 6 class has adopted the British Value of 'Equity' and the Gospel value and virtue of 'Commitment' and 'Reflectiveness'. Throughout the year, we will be learning about ways we can promote and show fairness and commitment at school, home and within society, and how we can do this with genuine reflection.
Commitment - Deuteronomy 26:17
Today you say the Lord is your God: you promise to obey him, to keep all his laws, and to do what he tells you to do.
Once we have decided to love the Lord and do as he tells us, you will see that he will always take care of us.
Reflectiveness - Proverbs 16:23
Wise people think before they speak, so their words are more effective.
Reflectiveness is to take time to think something over. This is sometimes difficult because it requires time and space. The writer of this proverb tells us that wise people take some time to think before they speak, they reflect on what they are going to say and so they are more effective when they speak.
Welcome to Year 6!
with Mr Perree (class teacher) and Mrs Williams (teaching assistant)
We have an exciting year ahead of us, with a very busy, wide and varied curriculum, enhanced by many trips that allow our pupils to investigate local geography, live out moments in history, and watch their class novels brought to life on stage. Of course, a real highlight is the Robinwood residential in July! Year 6 - your child's final year in primary school - is a very special year: a year to work hard in all curriculum areas; to grow in independence, kindness and leadership; to enjoy all of the opportunities made available to children and families; and a time to celebrate the journey each child has taken, and the adventures that lie ahead, as they prepare to make the transition to secondary school. St. Gregory's staff are with you each step of the way, and celebrate the journey each individual has taken.
A commitment to home learning is vital in helping to hone the skills that help children to access all areas of the curriculum. As explained during our Meet The Teacher and our SATs Information Evening, we will gradually increase the homework requirements, in line with class teaching of new concepts and in preparation for the end of KS2 SATs. In preparing to make the transition to high school, children will be required to organise themselves to ensure they know exactly when set homework is due in to be marked - this (ideally) includes organising their own books and bags!
The response received from parents regarding this graduated approach has been extremely positive, and we thank you for your continued support and encouragement!
Please visit our Y6 curriculum pages (below) to see help documents or hyperlinks to useful websites for further practise.
PE kits must be in school on Fridays, ready for the PE lesson with Miss Richardson.
Homework - Spring Term and Summer 1 half-term
SAT Buster Books for Maths, Reading and SPaG - 2 Tests per week, marked on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Children are expected to continue with their daily routine which consists of Reading, Spelling and Multiplication/Division Practise:
10 minutes - TimesTablesRockstars (playing in both Garage and Studio)
10 minutes - SpellingFrame (practise, before taking a 'test' each time)
10 minutes - Read Theory (paying close attention to the explanations given for incorrect answers)
For additional home learning, see the subject links below.
Educational Trips - Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 - Formby Coastline (Geography Fieldwork)
Friday 15th November 2019 - Quarry Bank Mill (Living History)
Wednesday 4th December 2019 - Maricourt Catholic High School (Christmas Production, Annie)
Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Tatton Park (Living History)
Thursday 26th March 2020 - Playhouse Theatre (Play adaptation of Holes by Louis Sachar)
Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th July 2020 - Robinwood Activity Centre, Alston (Getting transition ready, and celebrating your primary years!)
There will be several high school visit days, in preparation for Y6 transitioning on to secondary school in July. All dates will be communicated to parents as soon as they are confirmed.