Welcome to Year 6!
This is very important year for the pupils as they prepare themselves for secondary school. I hope all the children have had a great summer holiday and are ready and eager to learn.
As the children are now the oldest in the school, it is expected that they will be model pupils to the younger children. This begins with children wearing the correct uniform smartly and being in school on time, ready to start the day at 8.45am. It is very important that children are in school every day. If your child has poor attendance, it is very difficult to try to catch them up on learning they miss, so unless they are really unwell please do try to send your child into school. The school can always contact you if your child starts to feel worse.
To ensure that all children reach their potential by the end of year 6, for some children throughout the year there may be extra learning sessions outside of lessons. There is a strong link between the performance of children in Year 6 and future exam results, which is why at St Richard’s we do everything we can for your child to help them reach the expected level. These Pixl intervention groups are fast paced and targeted to the individual needs of the children. We monitor and reassess frequently, so the groups are likely to change throughout the year.
This term Year 6 will be studying a cross curricular topic on the theme of ‘The Explorer’. It is a fantastic topic which I know the children will thoroughly enjoy.
PE will be on a Friday afternoon this year. Please remind your child to ensure that they have their PE kit in school every week. PE is an important and compulsory part of the curriculum as it provides exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Children should continue to read their reading books every day – both independently and with adults where possible. Children need to record these times and pages in their reading record. We are continuing with ‘Wormy Wednesdays’ – where each Wednesday, children’s reading journals will be checked by an adult. For every signature which shows a child has read with an adult, children will receive a paper bookworm to put in the ‘bookworm box’. During our achievement assembly on Thursday mornings, a named bookworm will be chosen out of the box and that child will receive a small prize.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me after school, or make an appointment with the office to see me.
Academic Year 2019-2020