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
Dear Parent / Guardian,
Help with a survey about sport and physical activity for children and young people
Sport England run the Active Lives Children and Young People survey, which measures participation in sport and physical activity among children and young people in Years 1 to 11. The information collected through the survey will help Sport England to invest in opportunities for children and young people to take part in and benefit from sport and physical activity.
Our school has agreed to take part in this research. Your child’s class has been selected to take part in the survey. This involves completing an online questionnaire which will take about 20 minutes and will be completed during the school day at a suitable time arranged by your child’s teacher. Your child will have an individual questionnaire but they will be completing it in a time and place where other children from their class will also be taking part.
We will provide each child with information in advance to explain what the research is about and what the survey will be like. If your child does not wish to take part they can tell their teacher this on the day.
Ipsos MORI will store your child’s information securely and keep it confidential. The Active Partnership Sports Partnership and Sport England will know which schools and year groups have taken part but they will not know which individual children have taken part. Your child will not be required to provide their name. Their answers will be combined with other people's answers and only anonymous data will be reported. The results will be presented in a statistical report and no individual child or school will be identified in the published report or statistics. Our school will also receive a report summarising our results from the survey if we submit enough responses – survey responses will be combined so that individual pupils cannot be identified in this report.
If you or your child has any concerns about data privacy please refer to the accompanying Privacy Notice. This details who Ipsos MORI are, the personal data collected, how it is used, who it is shared with, and what your legal rights are in relation to this survey. The Privacy Notice has also been shared with teachers.
The research is being conducted in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.
If you do not want your child to take part in this survey, please let Mr Annakie or your child’s class teacher or tutor know. If you are happy for your child to take part, you do not need to do anything.
If you would like any further information about this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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