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 (Assistant Headteacher & Class Teacher) and Mrs Williams (Teaching Assistant)
I'm thrilled to be able to welcome you to the 2020-2021 academic year! We have an exciting year ahead of us, with a very busy, wide and varied curriculum, enhanced by many opportunities and experiences that allow our pupils to investigate local geography, live out moments in history, and bring their class novels to life. 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. Mrs Williams and I, together will all of the St. Gregory's staff, will be there 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. Throughout the course of the year, we will gradually increase the homework requirements, in line with class teaching of new concepts and in preparation for the end of KS2 SATs, as well as to prepare the children for meeting the demands of our local High Schools. 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!
Please visit our Y6 curriculum pages (below) to see help documents or hyperlinks to useful websites for further practise.
PE kits must be worn to school on Fridays, ready for the afternoon PE lesson.
Homework - Summer Term
Children are expected to establish and maintain a daily routine which consists of Reading, Spelling and Multiplication/Division Practise:
CGP Ten Minute Test in Maths and English, daily (stick to the time - no more than 10 minutes each)
TimesTablesRockstars - 5 to 10 minutes, daily (playing in both Garage and Studio)
SpellingFrame - practise and test on the given spelling rule (practise, before taking a 'test' each time)
Additional work in maths or reading will be required of individuals/groups of pupils, aimed at targeting specific objectives taught in class; this might include pre-teaching, reinforcement or revision tasks. These will be targeted and distributed as the term progresses; most of the tasks will be set via Google Classroom.
For additional home learning, see the subject links below.
Educational Trips - Dates for the Diary
We're thrilled to share that the highly-anticipated residential visit to Robinwood in Alston, Cumbria is set to go ahead! Please contact Mrs King in the school office or Mr Perree at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.