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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

Y6

Welcome to Year 6

 

Welcome to a ‘new normal’ term in Year 6!  We would like to take this opportunity to say how well the children have settled back into school after such a long time.  They have very quickly adapted to our new routines and it is fantastic to see their enthusiasm for learning in school.

 

 

What to expect in Year 6

Being in Year Six comes with a lot of responsibility; the children are expected to be role models and ambassadors for the school.  Year Six pupils are the children that the rest of the school look up to and the students that define our school vision and values.  As such, we expect exemplary behaviour from all the children in Year Six at all times during the day.

 

Although there is a lot of hard work in Year Six, there are lots of things to look forward to as well, including fun and exciting projects.  Although we are not sure how of things to come this year, we are always determined to give our Year 6 children the very best experiences and opportunities. 

 

Year 6 Classes and Staff

Star Gazers Class, found on the second floor in school, is taught by Mrs Vourlou and supporting are Mrs Swain and Mrs Hackett.  

 

The Possibilities this year are taught by Mr Cull, again on the second floor in school and supported by Mrs Hackett and Mrs Swain.

 

Lastly, are Architects who are taught by Mr Purrington and are supported by Mrs Hackett and Mrs Swain on the second floor in school. 

PE Days

Currently to avoid children having to bring additional bags and clothing into school, children are being asked to wear their PE kits into school and both PE sessions will be taught on the same day to avoid doing this multiple times a week.

 

Year Six’s PE day will be on a Thursday and children should come dressed appropriately for all occasions, including the cold and rain, as an indoor slot may not always be available and children are being encouraged to do PE outside as much as possible.

 

If children have their ears pierced, they will be expected to take out their earrings for PE lessons.

General Reminders

Homework

Children are ‘served’ their homework menu every half-term which is linked to the half-termly project in class. There is no minimum expectation for children to complete these tasks on a daily or weekly basis, but children can choose which tasks they have an interest in to develop their love an enthusiasm for learning. Children will be rewarded will a Class Dojo for each piece of homework completed.

 

Reading

 

Regular reading is of vital importance to support children's academic progress so please encourage your children to read as much as possible. By Year 6 children may be reading independently more often and writing in their own reading school planner – however we do ask that parents are monitoring children’s reading at home and signing in their school planners.  Children will have a weekly slot in the Reading Café (on a Friday for Year 6) where they are able to change their books.

 

 

Spelling

Each Friday, spellings will be given out to the children at the end of the day for them to learn for the following week. We are expecting that children will be practicing these at home alongside our work in school. These spellings follow the statutory spelling rules and lists for Year 5/6.

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