Welcome to Year 6!
In this class, you will find Miss Duffy (Class Teacher), Mrs Polli (Class Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Maguire (1 to 1 Teaching Assistant) working alongside co-operative and dedicated children.
Year 6 is always a busy and lively classroom, with lots of learning taking place. Succeeding in Year 6, means that everyone must always try their best and have a positive attitude to learning. In Year 6, we aim to make learning 'Meaningful, Motivating and Memorable'. We fully believe in teaching and preparing children for their future; we will be continuing to build on the work on 'The Seven Skills of the Stewards' to aid us with preparing the children for the future. Focusing on skills such as resilience, gratitude, empathy, peace-making, problem-solving, team-working and creativity in our every day teaching and learning. Why not ask your child which of the seven skills we are focusing on as a school and as a class too.
As responsible Year 6's, one of the children’s jobs is to be a ‘buddy’ to the Reception class children. This is a valuable role that all children take very seriously and adore to do. Year 6 have various other jobs in and around our classroom; they are very responsible and trustworthy children who can be relied upon to carry out jobs efficiently.
In the Autumn term, Year 6's PE day is a Tuesday and a Friday (Don’t forget to come to school in your kits!). We will also be completing the mile run at least once a week. We are hoping that over the coming weeks that there will be a number of after school clubs that children can attend in addition to their PE lesson.
The pupils plan and deliver, in groups of two/three, a Prayer and Liturgy session every week; they know in advance when they will be delivering the session to the rest of the class.
Homework is taken very seriously in every class at St Gregory’s and especially so in Year 6 as this is the year that children will complete the Key Stage 2 SATs; this requires the children to work very hard all year. Homework is currently paused in school; but please continue to practice skills at home such as times tables, spellings, handwriting and telling the time. In the run-up to SATs, additional homework and revision (using Study Books and recommended Internet Sites) will be given out accordingly. It is also expected that each child is listened to read, at home with an adult, at least once a week; reading diaries are collected every Monday to check this.
We'll have a great year and make lots of memories along the way!
Miss Duffy and the Year 6 Team!