Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 is an exciting and key year for our children!

Although there will be many challenges and changes, there will also be a lot of fun. As always, the school aims to prepare, support and nurture our children throughout their final year at primary school to ensure they are ready for secondary school life!

The class teachers are Miss Penn (6P) Miss Roberts (6R). These teachers are supported by a wonderful team of adults: Miss Baker, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Manning.

The Curriculum

We aim to make the curriculum exciting and engaging for the children. If you look at the individual class blogs you will be able to see all of the brilliant learning that your children have been doing.

A more detailed overview of the topics taught throughout the year and the maths and English objectives is available from the class teachers.

If you would like to help your child with their handwriting please have a look at this website, http://teachhandwriting.co.uk

Homework  

Homework creates an important opportunity for parents to be involved in their children’s learning, which we know has a direct impact on their progress. It also prepares the children for the responsibilities and routines set at secondary school.

In Year 6 homework is set on Thursday. It is all due on the following Wednesday. Homework is marked collaboratively by the class, and book tasks are marked by class adults.

We remind all children that they must make sure they are attempting their homework independently in enough time to ask for support at school before the deadline.

Equipment

P.E.

P.E. is a vital and compulsory part of the National Curriculum and all children will be expected to participate unless there is a medical reason supported with a letter from home.

Lessons take place on Tuesday and Friday. We aim for all lessons to take place outside (where appropriate). Therefore, the correct clothing is vital.  For health and hygiene reasons, it is very important that the children have a complete change of clothes.  A plain white shirt, black or green shorts and trainers are required.  As it gets colder your child will need black or grey jogging bottoms and plain sweat top. It is also advisable for them to have a spare pair of socks in their PE kit.

Year 6 are permitted to bring a roll-on deodorant for use before/after PE sessions. No aerosols please.

Pencil Cases

As the school provides all stationery equipment needed by the children there is no need for them to bring their own equipment. Handwriting pens, which cost 40p, are available from the school office. If your child wishes to bring stationery equipment to school they can, but it is to remain in their school bag or tray until otherwise directed.

We advise all children to name any equipment which they bring to school.

Water Bottles

We encourage children to bring a named water bottle to school, as we know hydration aids concentration and learning.

Electronics and Toys

To ensure the safety of the children’s belongings it is not permissible for them to bring toys or electronic devises from home into school. Any mobile phones must be handed to their class teacher at the start of the day and not used anywhere on the school premises.  To keep these safe, they will be locked away for the duration of the day, and returned at home time.

Communication

We understand that good communication between school and parents is vital. The quickest way to contact us is to email the office or the teacher. However, if there is a problem or this is not possible, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher at the start or end of the day.

Title Name Contact Address
Admin Office Mrs  Marshall admin@parklane.reading.sch.uk
Head Teacher Mrs  Browne head@parklane.reading.sch.uk
Head of School Miss  Leigh headjun@parklane.reading.sch.uk
6R Miss Roberts croberts@parklane.reading.sch.uk
6P Miss Penn mpenn@parklane.reading.sch.uk
SENCO Mrs Camilleri senco@parklane.reading.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

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