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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Find out what your child will be learning this academic year.


Adults
The staff in Year 6 are Miss Seddon, Mr Temple, Mrs Lyons, Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Holloway. We are all committed to providing exciting and fun learning experiences for the children.

 

Curriculum
Year 6 is an important but very exciting time for the children at Willow Tree. We plan a variety of learning experiences delivered by experienced staff and these are designed to prepare the children for SATs and High School and at the same time give our children access to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum.
Just like in High School children will be expected to go to different adults for Maths, Reading and Writing. Project sessions are taught as a whole year group with Mr Temple and Miss Seddon. To enable pupils to achieve their best we ensure children are fully prepared for their SATs tests and the rigors of High School. Your child may have extra interventions in order to prepare them for SAT’s tests and High School.

 

Home Learning
To support us in achieving this we expect pupils to complete weekly home learning tasks, which will be sent out as follows:- Reading Comprehension Homework and Maths will be sent out on a Monday and will be expected to be returned on a Thursday. Spellings and independent reading homework will be sent out on Fridays and be due back on Tuesday (Reading books should come back to school on Mondays). There are always opportunities during playtimes to complete work. Remember you and your child can always ask for support.

 

Reading Books
At Willow Tree we are trying to create a love of reading, for you and your child to share. We want to allow the children more say on what, and when they choose to enjoy a book.
Children have been given a reading journal to record their reading. This is to be completed by the children. Parents do not need to sign these journals, however we do still encourage you to listen to your child read. Reading journals will be monitored by the class teachers weekly to ensure children are keeping on top of their reading. Children will bring their reading books and journal home on a Friday. The expectation is that children will read for at least 15 minutes on 2 occasions over the weekend. Children will then keep their reading books in school for the week. There will be time during the school day where they will be encouraged to read their books. If your child wants to read at home during the week they can do so with any books they may have at home, however their school reading books will not come home Monday-Thursday.

 

PE
This year the children will have 2 PE sessions per week. These will be taught by both the class teachers and specialised PE coaches. Children will be required to ensure they have the correct PE kit in school on Monday and Thursday. The P.E. kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and black trainers or pumps. We recommend children bring kits in on the first day of term and take them home to be washed the last day of term.

 

Developing Individual Responsibility
During Year 6, the children have the opportunity to develop their social skills and responsibilities by voting and becoming a House Captain, Vice-Captain or School Council representative. These roles include supporting the Head Teacher in celebration assemblies, speaking to important visitors, running Class and School Council meetings and organising house and fundraising events.

 

Our aim is to make your child’s final year at Willow Tree, a productive and enjoyable experience.