Welcome to Year Six
It doesn’t seem two minutes since the children were starting in reception and here they are embarking on their final year at primary School. Year six is a challenging year; the best way to describe it is like a roller coaster ride – lots of highs and a few lows! In year six we have the end of KS2 SATs and we work really hard to ensure that all the children have the best opportunity possible to achieve their full potential. However, we also try to ensure that we have fun along the way and provide the children with some lovely lasting memories.
We, as a school, want to ensure that your child reaches his/her full potential, emotionally, socially and academically and we feel that this is best achieved when we work alongside parents. We ask that you support us by ensuring that all homework is completed and that children have good attendance and behaviour throughout their time in year 6.
Towards the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 children take the KS2 SATs. (Statutory Assessment Tests) The children are assessed during the middle of May for a whole week. It is crucial that you avoid taking holidays in term time during year six as your child will miss revision.
How can I help my child?
Here are a few ways you can help your child do well at school.
* Make sure you know what homework is set and encourage your child to do it thoroughly.
* At home, encourage your child to read quietly for 20 minutes each day.
* Find opportunities for your child to use numbers in everyday situations and encourage them to work out sums in their head.
* Encourage your child to follow up interests and talk about them.
*Try to keep up to date with what your child is learning at school and talk regularly about it.
* Help your child to be ready to learn and not tired when they go to school.
* Make sure your child does not miss any of the tests, unless they are .
* Ensure your child has full school uniform, including pumps and a P.E kit.
* Ensure your child follows the school rules
I hope you find this information useful and many thanks in advance for your support.
Ms McCauley and Miss Watson.