Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page.  This page provides you with everything you will need to know about life in Year 6. We hope you will find it useful, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team.

  • 6H – Mrs Howden, 
  • 6W – Mrs Walters
  • Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cawfield, Mrs Stammers, Mrs Godin, Mrs Roberts

Reading

Children will have a reading book which they take home to read daily. They will be asked to comment on their reading. Children also have the opportunity to visit and borrow books from the school library each week. Once children finish reading a book they will complete a quiz which assesses their understanding. We encourage children in year 6 to read a range of challenging books that they will enjoy.

Rewards

Children can earn Dojo points in a variety of ways eg for having a fantastic day, showing effort, for perseverance, for showing kindness and for completing homework. These link to our green cards which in turn lead to bronze, silver and gold awards. Every week we award a ‘star of the week’ and a ‘star reader’. These are children who have shone throughout the week in terms of learning or behaviour. Children will receive a certificate to take home with them in our celebration worship on a Friday.

Homework

As always, your support with homework, reading, spellings, CGP times tables recall (up to 12×12) is invaluable and very much appreciated! The children are expected to complete homework each day and to become independent in their organisation of homework as a step towards being ready for Secondary School.

Equipment 

  • Named water bottle
  • Waterproof Coat

Lunch

Your child can choose to have a school meal or packed lunch. If your child is bringing a packed lunch to school, then boxes will need to be clearly labelled with their name.

School day

Registration        8:55am
Playtime             10:35-10:50am (Children can bring a fruit snack in for breaktime)
Lunchtime          12:20-1:15pm
Hometime           3:15pm

Transition

We aim for the children to become secondary ready by the time they leave in year 6. They are given more responsibility in year 6 including the children themselves choosing house captains and prefects who represent the school. Other monitor jobs such as library helpers are chosen and the children relish the opportunity to carry out these roles. Transition lessons are delivered in the Summer term and we liaise with the local secondary schools so that the children are ready and prepared for the next stage of their education.

Residential

The year 6 children are given the opportunity to attend a week’s residential towards the end of the year. This helps to foster a growing independence, sense of responsibility, challenge and team work. This year the children will be camping in the Mendips and experiencing activities including snow sports, climbing and abseiling, a night walk and beach combing.