Year 6 Basics
|What are the timings of the school day?||7:30am - 2:00pm|
|What equipment does my child need?||Homework Folder
Pencil Case containing:
pencils; rubber; sharpener; scissors; glue stick; protractor; colouring pencils; blue ink pens (not biro) and ruler.
Personal organiser (will be handed out at school)
Kit for specialist lessons (eg: PE, swimming)
Water bottle (named)
Art Apron (named)
If you have any questions about the curriculum, or any other area concerning your child’s progress, please arrange a meeting with the class-teacher. Brief queries can usually be answered via a note in the Personal Organiser. However, for a more in-depth discussion, it is usually best to arrange a time after school. We are always pleased to discuss your child’s progress with you, so please don’t wait until a concern becomes a problem before speaking to us.
The children in Year Six will receive up to 40 minutes of subject specific homework per day, four days a week. In addition to this children are expected to read for 20 minutes every day, practise their spellings 10 minutes per day for a weekly test on a Thursday and practise their maths target from their Numeracy Passport for 10 minutes each day. We will endeavour to carefully monitor the amount of homework we set. There will be regular, timetabled ‘project’ homework which is planned to take an extended and dedicated period of time. When these are set, ‘usual’ homework is often suspended. If this is the case, a note will be included in the PO to avoid any confusion.
On occasions your child will receive a ‘Talk’ homework which will be discussion based – this will be in place of any other written homework that evening.
If your child is unable to complete a piece of homework for whatever reason, please write a short note in the personal organiser. This helps us monitor the children’s progress throughout the year.In addition, children will be receiving on-going targets in Literacy. These will be set by your child with guidance from their class teacher. Please feel free to work on your child’s targets at home with them; as a home–school partnership is a very effective way of motivating children
As a school we follow the Golden Rules:
- We respect everyone and everything;
- We are resilient and resourceful learners;
- We are honest;
- We always show good manners;
- We are good listeners;
- We work together as a team.