Year 6 2021 - 2022

Mr Weston

Welcome to our Year 6 class!

We have a number of different staff members working in Year 6 this term. Mr Weston teaches every morning and Monday afternoon. Mrs Hurley and Mrs Jackson support the class in the mornings, with Ms Clarke in class for the afternoons.

On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Whittaker takes the class; on Wednesday afternoons Mrs Garton-Pope is with Year 6; and on Thursday and Friday afternoons it is a combination of Miss Clitherow and Mr Hodgkinson.

Subjects are currently taught by the following members of staff:

Mr Weston - English, Maths, History, Music & Swimming

Mrs Whittaker - RE, PSHE, French & Geography

Mrs Garton-Pope - Science, Design & Technology

Miss Clitherow - Computing, Art & Design

Mr Hodgkinson - PE

Here is some key information for the autumn term.

Start and Finish Times

In Year 6, we start our school day at 8:45 and we finish at 3:15.

PE

Children are to come to school in their PE kits on the days they have PE. For Year 6, this is Thursday and Friday each week. During the first half of term, we are going to Newton-Le-Willows Sports Centre on Friday mornings for Swimming. Children should come in PE kits that day with their swimming costume on underneath. A waterproof bag & towel should also be brought for changing afterwards. A letter has gone out on Friday 3rd September for this, with swimming beginning on Friday 10th September for the following 7 weeks.

Spellings & Homework

In Year 6 in the past, we have purchased special revision books for children to use for their English & Maths homework. Details of this will have been discussed in the Back To School meeting on Thursday 9th September.

Children receive spellings to learn each week. This is likely to be given on a Monday (following a pre-test of the words) and learned by the Friday (when children complete dictated sentences with the words in). Unlike other year groups in school, Year 6 will bring home a weekly list of personalised spellings in their orange spelling book.

Children should be reading every day, but at least 3 times per week at home. In Year 6, children now complete electronic reading records on Seesaw. We will have a discussion with every child about their reading at least twice per half term.

Year 6 children also have Reading Plus to use, which they began last academic year, and which should be used for about 60 - 90 minutes per week. We try to allocate around 45 minutes of school time to this with the rest to be completed at home.

A half-termly homework task will be sent out linked to our topics this term. The children can choose which of the activities to do. This work should be presented on Seesaw by the end of the half-term.

PGL

This year, our visit to PGL for our Year 6 residential takes place in March. Initial information and costing has already been sent out to parents in the summer term of Year 5. Further information will be sent out as and when necessary, and a meeting set up early in the spring term to discuss further details about the residential.

COVID-related absence

If your child is absent due to isolation, and is able to complete work, packs of work will be provided by the school office linked to our current topics in class. If there is a need for the whole class to isolate at any point, videos and daily work will be provided on Seesaw for children to follow. 



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