Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

We recognise that this is another 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 educational journey.

This year the group is split into 3 classes, all located out of the main building, which gives the children a real sense that they are growing up. The class teachers are Miss Penn who is supported by Mrs Manning, and Ms Roberts who is supported by Mrs Thomas and Mrs Leigh and Mrs Atkins who are supported by Mrs Hawkins and Miss Williams.

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 can be found here Year 6 Subject Overview. The objectives for English, Maths and Reading can be found here.

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 Friday.  Maths and English is due in on Tuesday, spelling on Wednesday and Book Talks on Thursday. We offer a homework club before school, where any problems or issues can be discussed and support given.

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 compete 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.

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 until otherwise directed.

Art and DT

Children will get messy, and to prevent damage to their school uniform please could you supply an old shirt which is named.

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.  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 6 AL

Mrs  Atkins

headjun@parklane.reading.sch.uk

Deputy Head 6 AL

Mrs  Leigh

deputyjun@parklane.reading.sch.uk

6 R

Ms Roberts

croberts@parklane.reading.sch.uk

6 P

Miss  Penn

mpenn@parklane.reading.sch.uk

SENCO

Mrs Camilleri

Senco@parklane.reading.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

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