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Welcome to Year 6

Hello I am Mrs Kerrigan, Year 6 teacher and Deputy Headteacher.

I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us this year. Alongside Mrs Almond and Mrs Hume, both Year 6 and I will continue to work hard to achieve our full potential.

Some snippets from our inspiring curriculum in Year 6

During Autumn Term 1 the children have been exploring Ancient Egypt. The children have enjoyed using their History skills to examine different sources to gain a greater understanding of the Ancient Egyptians. 

Children have also been undertaking research skills to explore Black History Month. They chose inspirational people who made a difference to our World. The children explored many different people including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Ray Charles and Pele.

 

Pupil comments from our children in Year 6: 

'The newspaper extract examining the finding of Tutankhamen's tomb really inspired me. I was then able to use my art skills to create a death mask which helped me to explore and understand life and death in Egyptian times.' 

 

'I love TT Rockstars this helps me become confident in my using my times tables which helps improve my work in

Mathematics.'

 

'I was really inspired when I was asked to find out about inspirational Black People. I chose Pele who used his gifts to

lead and inspire children and adults.' 

 

Other useful information to help you be effective in Year 6:

  • Homework

Homework will be given out regularly this year. Usually, homework will be sent out on Friday and will be due back in the following Wednesday.

  • PE

PE will take place on Monday however, we are partial to some spontaneous PE to reward extra hard work.

  • RE

We will continue to follow our RE scheme, 'The Way, The Truth and The Life'.

  • Reading

Your child’s reading book will still continue to be changed when they’ve read it; please remember to sign your child’s journal after reading at home with them.  It is expected that children will read to an adult for 5-10 minutes each night. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and reading is supported by daily reading sessions. Your child should read regularly at home, encourage them to explore all genres, this does not have to be your child’s school reading book.

 

Statutory Assessment Tests

As you know, Year 6 is a very important year for your child. Please try your best to encourage regular and punctual attendance, and full participation in all homework activities.

A little later in the year, regular SATS revision sessions will be available. Attendance is not compulsory, but it will certainly help to prepare your child for the tests in May. Please look out for the letter that will be coming your way soon.

Throughout the year, pupil progress is monitored very closely to ensure all children achieve the very best they can. Please continue to support your child with their revision and help them by ensuring they follow a regular bedtime routine, receive plenty of sleep and a hearty breakfast.

 

If you have any concerns about the progress of your child, please feel free to come in and have a chat with me.

Mrs Kerrigan.