Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to our Year 6 class page where you will find all the things you need to support learning throughout the academic year. We are sure many of you are wondering how your child has reached Year 6 so quickly – time has flown by! This will be a busy year - which will also fly by - but we hope the children have a fantastic last year here at St Gregory’s.
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'.
Team-working † Problem-solving † Creativity † Peace-making
Empathy † Resilience † Gratitude
In Year 6, our super skill focus is peace-making.
P.E. lessons are on Wednesday and Thursday this term. Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days. We will also be completing the mile run as regularly as possible.
For both boys and girls the following PE kits are acceptable:
• Polo shirt (colour is determined by which house group your child is allocated to)
• Plain black shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms
• School socks
• Plain black pumps or plain black trainers
We take huge pride in ensuring that we are smartly dressed and in full uniform. It is very important that children are following the uniform policy and trainers should only be worn on PE days.
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.
In the run-up to SATs, additional homework and revision (using Study Books and recommended Internet Sites) will be given out accordingly.
Your child will receive homework on a Friday, including the weekly spellings. The homework will usually consist of either maths, grammar and punctuation or comprehension activities. This will be due the following Friday, when we will also have the weekly spelling test. We will continue to use Spelling Shed where your child can practise their spellings through fun and interactive games.
Reading – your child is expected to read on a nightly basis for between 10-15 minutes, either to an adult, older brother or sister or to themselves. Your help with this is highly appreciated. Please ensure your child’s reading book and diary are in school EVERY DAY.
Times tables – this is an ongoing exercise. Times tables underpin a lot of mathematics so it would be advantageous to the development of your child to keep checking their progress at home. Regular practice on Hit the Button would be beneficial.
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.
We update our class page on the website as regularly as we can; if you get a chance please have a look at the work we are doing.
Year 6 Long Term Plan 2023 - 2024
What is my child learning about? 2023 - 2024
Year 6 Recommended Reads
SATS 2023 info
Meet the Teacher 2023 - 2024
Are Young People Interested in Politics -discussion point
KS2 recommended websites
Knife Crime Prevention Workshop
Year 6 2023 - 2024