Year 6 is a very exciting year. The Year 6 teachers are: Miss Aslam (6A and Year Group Lead), Mr Walsh (6B) and Mr Heath (6C and Phase Lead). We also have a talented team of teaching assistants and support staff, who work alongside the children. It is always a delight in Year 6 to watch the children develop and grow both personally and academically.
During Year 6 pupils begin to prepare for life after leaving us. Moving from primary to secondary school means that they will be expected to be much more independent. As their teachers, it is our intention to make sure that they develop the skills required to achieve in secondary school, through increasing their independence, leadership opportunities and academic success. Learning expectations are very high as we prepare the children for the next stage of their “learning journey.”
Whether they have been with us since the Nursery, or if they joined us in their final year, it is always sad to see our pupils go. As a result, we like to do all that we can in order for them to feel supported on their forward journey. We have excellent provisions in place for the transition into secondary school, including meetings with High School staff, and a series of lessons for High School transition which develops skills, such as resilience, independence, assertiveness and determination. We encourage families to visit as many schools as possible to ensure that you and your child are happy with the choices you make.
As our pupils move up the school, we naturally expect them to set an example to the younger children; from a smart school uniform to being polite and helping out around the building. Children are given responsibilities within their classes and play an important part in the daily running of our school! All Year 6 pupils will have an opportunity to apply to become Head Boy/Girl, two prestigious positions that hold important responsibilities and duties. Everyone will also have an opportunity to become a Prefect – and within this role become a respected role model to others.
We believe that first-hand experience is vital to learning and a number of trips have been arranged to support this. These will not only involve off-site visits, but a number of specialists coming into Chapel Street to enhance the learning experiences in Year 6. In the first term, a local high school will be coming to do an introductory lesson and demonstrations on how the heart works. In Autumn 1, Year 6 will be visiting the JORVIK Viking Centre in York will help inspire, excite and motivate children as we learn more about the Vikings. We have also arranged a lot exiting in school visits to help engage and inspire the children’s learning.
During lessons we aim to provide challenge, enabling every child to fulfil their potential. Home and school work together as a team and we value your support in ensuring that your child completes any work they have been asked to do at home and ensuring that they have an appropriate environment in which to do it.
Alongside this, we expect every child to be reading daily, and recording this in their reading records. Ideally this would be done with an adult, and further information will be provided at the start of the year.
Children must be dressed smartly, in full school uniform. They must have a waterproof coat and sensible, black school shoes. The children will have two PE sessions a week and must ensure that they have the correct kit in school on these days. PE sessions are as follows:
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns that you may have. We value the work that you do, at home, to support your child and we look forward to sharing their success with you.
Miss Aslam, Mr Walsh and Mr Heath.
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