Welcome to Year 6!
with Mr Perree (Class Teacher and Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Williams (Teaching Assistant)
We have an exciting year ahead of us, with a very busy, wide and varied curriculum. Our curriculum is enhanced by many experiences, some of which allow our pupils to investigate local geography, live out moments in history, sing as part of an ensemble with a world-famous orchestra, and enjoy the performances on a professional stage. Of course, a real highlight is the highly anticipated 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. This year is a time to celebrate the journey each child has made, and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead, as we work together to ensure every child is ready and able to make the step and excel at secondary school. The St. Gregory's staff are with you each step of the way.
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.
A commitment to home learning is vital in helping to hone the skills that help children to access all areas of the curriculum. We will gradually increase 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! Please visit our Y6 curriculum pages (below) to see help documents or hyperlinks to useful websites for further opportunities for additional home learning.
Children should wear their PE kits to school on Tuesdays, ready for the PE lesson with Miss Richardson.
Homework - Autumn Half-term 1
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling - Complete on Tuesday (due Wednesday)
Maths - Complete on Wednesday (due Thursday)
Reading - Complete on Thursday (due Friday)
Spelling - Tested on Fridays
5 minutes - TimesTablesRockstars (playing in both Garage and Studio)
5 minutes - SpellingFrame (practise, before taking a 'test' each time - there are great games, too!)
10 minutes (minimum) - Reading (from novel of own choice)
One Read Theory Test (paying close attention to the explanations given for incorrect answers)
For additional home learning, see the subject links below.
We are thrilled to be able to once again offer a variety of education visits - a variety of both curriculum-enhancing and life-enriching opportunities. We are in the final stages of confirming all dates; this information will be communicated as soon as possible.
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 by high schools.